Dr. Womack's ELED6823 News

Above: Learning centers with modifications, developed by ELED6823 students

This course is scheduled to be taught again, on line, in fall of 2012. Class sizes usually run around 15 and most students are teaching in a public school as they take it. It will be neither the hardest nor the absolute easiest course you have taken in graduate school.

To see a sample of how to do the one-page readings, click here .

Following are two links that have examples of how to do the short papers on a specific learning disability. One is on dyslexia and the other is on ADHD.

We now have a way to access the materials for the course from off campus in much the same way as if you had been on campus and within the Local Area Network. Either click ftp://tdata.atu.edu or paste this location into your browser. Either Netscape or Explorer will take you to that FTP area; from there, just go to swdata to find folders for the classes I teach. The FTP site is outside of Blackboard and should remain available even if Blackboard goes down (again).

Learning Centers. Learning Centers are hubs or areas in a classroom designed to promote learning; the classroom is arranged in discrete areas for activity, and children move from one area to another rather than stay at an assigned desk or seat. Frequently they are put in the corners of classrooms, but they can be put elsewhere. For the learning centers that you are making for this class, learning centers should have a minimum of:

To see the rubric that will be used to evaluate the centers, click here .

Horizontal line for separation

Significant dates for ELED6823:

Links for Learning Disabilities

Legal issues in Special Education
The IEP meeting
Child Abuse
Special reading methods for LD
Learning Disabilities
Learning Theories for Learning Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children
Special Education Legal Searches
Search The Arkansas Codes Annotated - -new
National Council for Learning Disabilities
ERIC database
National Information Center for Children and Youth
A Success Story In Reading
Intellimathics -  http://www.intellitools.com
Create a Graph - http://www.nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics --  http://www.matti.usus.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibraray.html
Martindale's Calculators online Center -- http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html >Journal of Learning Disabilities, on line:  http://ldx.sagepub.com/
Teaching Exceptional Children, is at http://www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
More special ed journals are at http://journals.cec.sped.org/
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu/jaba/
Annals of Dyslexia  http://www.springer.com/education+&+language/linguistics/journal/11881
Very useful link for conceptualizing the process of learning to read: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/rti03_reading/cresource.htm

Samples of student work:

Victoria Crews power Point on Dysgraphia

Sarah Hardaway Report on ADHD

Jessica Pianalto "Howard" Case Study Wei Chen case study on "Howard"
Rhonda Smith Case Study Becky McVay case study
Sheila Key Case Study Lamanda Blount "Howard" case study
Becky McVay Literacy Adaptive Learning Center Cara Williams Math Adaptive Learning Center

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