Greetings and welcome to EDU 541! The course will contain three different types of assignments. The first is a "book talk assignment" where you will read five novels and reflect on them in relation to a couple of themes. The second assignment is to put together a "portfolio" of information and ideas about exceptionality including your philosophy of special education, information about 7 different conditions and an accomodation paper where you will discuss incorporating students into a lesson. The final assignment involves participation in our ongoing discussion forum on a variety of current issues related to teaching exceptional children.

The main idea behind these assignment are to have you reflect, in your own time and space, about exceptionality and what it means to your teaching. All the assignments must be completed by Thursday August 5, 2004, and you can begin the assignments at any time. Specific information about each of the assignments will be contained in each of the folders below.