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1 Dr. Kathleen Magiera, Project Director Dr. Rhea Simmons, Co-PI Dr. Christine Givner, Co-PI Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancements: SUNY Fredonia's 325T OSEP Grant 1 NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

2 325T Grant U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs GOAL 1: To IMPROVE SUNY Fredonia’s teacher preparation program by graduating highly qualified special education teachers. Grant Criteria: Must have an established special education teacher preparation program when applying for grant One-time five year grant requiring a cooperative agreement with OSEP 2 NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

3 Setting the Context 3 Our Childhood Inclusive Education Program is a merged teacher preparation program. College of Education includes two departments: ~ Curriculum & Instruction ~ Language, Learning & Leadership 7 special education faculty (including Dean Givner) Rural university setting in Western New York NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

4 Purpose of Grant Revise general education teacher preparation curriculum by embedding special education content and knowledge supported by evidence-based practices into course syllabi throughout the curriculum Enhance the collaboration skills of our program graduates to work with parents of students with disabilities and other educational professionals NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26,

5 Project Activities 5 Professional development for special and general education faculty Extension of inclusive field experiences Refinement of on-and-off campus activities NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

6 Developing a Process 6 Five-year funded grant - $500,000 (funded July, 2009) Fall 2009 was our planning semester Drs. Magiera and Simmons received a course release Grant Planning Group: Dr. Christine Givner, Dr. Larry Maheady, Dr. Barbara Mallette, Dr. Laura Geraci Met twice a month during Fall 2009 Focused on Inclusion, Evidence-Based Practices, and Partnerships (IEP for the LRE) NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

7 Developing a Process (cont’d) Used Dr. Dan Reschly’s work on “Innovation Configurations” (IC’s) to develop tools to analyze our syllabi (all syllabi were submitted with grant application) OSEP will analyze re-submitted syllabi in April 2011 SUNY Fredonia Student CEC Chapter approved October, 2009 Hired Project Administrative Coordinator to reach out to rural school districts 7 NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

8 Winter Institute January 20 & 21, 2010 Two-day professional development for all faculty Day 1: Outside evaluator, Dr. Spencer Salend from SUNY New Paltz joined 20 faculty members to discuss Childhood Inclusive Education Program Day 2: IRIS training and use in University classroom NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26,

9 Future Project Activities 9 Pilot Innovation Configuration s (IC’s) with selected syllabi - Spring 2010 Revise IC’s - Summer 2010 Analysis of all syllabi - Fall 2010 Resubmit syllabi to OSEP - April 2011 NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

10 Year Three and Beyond… Project Activities 10 Revise Inclusive Field Placements Partner with rural school districts to mentor our teacher candidates Develop teacher candidate collaboration skills through on-and-off campus activities NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010

11 Questions? Submit a 325T proposal of your own. Tina Diamond is OSEP Competition Manager 11 The contents of this power point presentation were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement #H325T However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Bonnie Jones.


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