Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 65.4 Fall 2020

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 65 Issue 4 impaired in the ECC. Although the balance of meeting math standards and covering the ECC is quite difficult, I have found myself viewing the math concepts through the lens of the ECC. My framework for providing math instruction is built alongside the ECC skills the students need. It does entail time and creative energy to construct the units, but it provides personalized learning that engages critical thinking skills to use in activities beyond the classroom walls. In my experience, some of the components that promote success in interweaving ECC skills in instruction are: cultivating space where mistakes are accepted, planning concrete real world opportunities in problem based learning, building leadership roles for students, and collaboratively working with the entire IEP team. To provide a glimpse of how I accomplish intertwining ECC instruction, I have presented two units that I have taught to learners with a variety of skills. Catapults. In my integrated Math I class, we explored quadratic functions in the form of catapults. I feel like there is no better way to motivate high school students then give them the opportunity to launch items across the classroom. On occasion, I have sacrificed myself to be the target to raise the excitement level. Prior to introducing this concept, I always include a formative assessment that captures both the students' concept development with quadratics and catapults. Taking the extra minutes to include ECC age-appropriate concepts, especially in a math assessment, has made impacts in constructing personalized learning units that

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