GCU videos show how to help students with disabilities

Julie Blair (second from left) poses with Peoria Unified School District teachers and leadership who allowed Blair to film them in their work with students at Sunflower Center.

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Julie Blair, Assistant Director of Academic Programs for the College of Education, knew where to go for subjects of her videos. She reached out to former colleagues in the Special Education Department of the Peoria Unified School District.

The result was innovative teacher preparation courses to train Grand Canyon University students to work with K-12 students who have moderate to severe disabilities.

The videos are found in each course of the program and share a “day in the life” of working in the classroom environment. Curriculum developer Lisa Tourek assisted Blair in their development.

Grand Canyon University Curriculum Design and Development and Academic Web Services collaborated with Sunflower Center in Peoria on the following videos:

  • Survey of Moderate to Severe Special Education 
  • Moderate to Severe: Professional, Ethical, and Legal Practices 
  • Assessment and Eligibility in Moderate to Severe Special Education 
  • Moderate to Severe: Care, Collaboration, and Communication 
  • Moderate to Severe: Instructional Planning, Strategies, and Assessment 
  • Moderate to Severe: Classroom Management and Behavior Analysis 
  • Postsecondary Transitional Planning for Moderate to Severe Exceptionalities 
  • Moderate to Severe: Adaptive Communication 
  • Moderate to Severe: Methods of Teaching Functional Mathematics and Science 
  • Moderate to Severe: Methods of Teaching Functional Language Arts 

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