Thursday, September 29, 2011

12th National Conference in Special Education 2011: Details of the Conference

A letter of Invitation from Dr. EDILBERTO I. DIZON, Ed. D. /Conference Director for the 12th National Special Education Conference.


Dear PARTICIPANT:

Warm greetings! The 12th National Special Education Conference coincides with the 45th Founding Anniversary of the U.P. Special Education Area (SPED Department). Thus, this year is significant as UP SPED Department have reached 45 years of serving children and youth with special needs and their families and communities through committed and purposive teacher training, research, extension services and advocacy programs.

 
This 45th UP SPED Department Anniversary will be celebrated by way of conducting the 12th National SPED Conference on this theme:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Seussical the Musical – A Teacher’s Review


Teacher Ia at Seussical the Musical

Several friends and parents have asked me if I watched Seussical the Musical and my answer was “Yes I did, almost a month ago”. And usually the question that follows is that “How come I haven’t read your blog about it”. This is because knowing that (1) I blog and (2) I love watching theater plays.



And so this review is long over-due and I want to review the play not just as a theater enthusiast but also as a teacher.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Phiippine Cerebral Palsy (Rehabilitation Center), Inc's Forum on Current Trends in Education for the PWD (CP) and Mobility for the CP Forum 2011


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To commemorate this year's Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Prevention week, the Phiippine Cerebral Palsy (Rehabilitation Center), Inc shall be hosting a lay forum on Current Trends in Education for the PWD (CP) and Mobility for the CP.





12th National Conference in Special Education 2011



Special education teachers, parents, children and advocates of special education, the conference we are all waiting for to listen to is finally here.
What's up? What's new? And what can be done for the betterment of Special education here in the Philippines? Finally, the Special Education conference we are all excited about is going to happen soon.


Click read more for details.

Monday, September 19, 2011

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Understanding Deaf Culture and Filipino Sign Language

On October 1, 2011, Saturday between 8:30 - 12:00 noon, there will be a conference entitled BREAKING THE SILENCE: Understanding Deaf Culture and Filipino Sign Language at the Benitez Theater, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.


Do you want to attend? Find out how you can go for free.

TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: A Reflection by a Special Education Teacher


After reading the paper "TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT written by Ted S. Hasselbring, Alan C. Lott and Janet M. Zydney in 2006 for Center for Implementing Technology in Education", I realized how much I have wanted to do the same here in the Philippines. Every time I listen to a colleague report about a topic or every time I hear new research about special education and technology, I always wonder how far are  we or are we (Filipinos) or are we even at par to the current developments in using multimedia and technology in our instruction?

What do you think? Are we at par? or not? Click read more...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2nd Regional AD/HD Conference (2011): Demystifying AD/HD (Understanding and Managing AD/HD)



As an advocate for children with special needs, it is important for me as a special education teacher to be abreast on the current trends, issues and even definitions related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Hence, when I heard that the AD/HD Society of the Philippines will be having its 2nd Regional Conference this month, I did not hesitate to say "Sign me in". Click "Read more" to learn about the details of the conference. 

2nd Regional Conference of ADHD Society of the Philippines


2nd REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Demystifying AD/HD  Understanding
and
Managing AD/HD

30 September, 2011

(7:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.)

Auditorium of the

Angeles University Foundation

Mc Arthur Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga






Thursday, September 15, 2011

Part 2: TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


This is the second part of technology supported Math Instruction. If you want to read the first part, check it out at Part 1: TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

4. Making Calculations and Creating Mathematical Representations

Calculators used in Math Instruction
Technologies of this type often adaptive calculators that “serve as an equalizer in mathematics education” and “help students to more quickly and readily develop number sense, gain mathematical insight, and reasoning skills” (Pomerantz, 1997, p.2).


Handheld computers such as Palm devices and Pocket PCs offer an advantage of flexibility over traditional calculators. These handheld devices offer a great deal of computing power in a small package and a wide variety of software applications that can be used in a mathematics curriculum—database, spreadsheet, scientific probes/sensors, etc.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Part 1: TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


NCTI  MATHEMATICS MATRIX
This review of technologies available in supporting math learning for those with math difficulity will be guided by the NCTI Mathematics Matrix. The matrix identifies six purposes of technology use for supporting student mathematical learning, including (1) building computational fluency; (2) converting symbols, notations, and text; (3) building conceptual understanding; (4) making calculations and creating mathematical representations; (5) organizing ideas; and (6) building problem solving and reasoning. These six purposes support the development of students' declarative, procedural, and conceptual knowledge.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Summary Paper


The paper entitled TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT has adopted the term “math difficulty” to include terms frequently used to identify students who have difficulty with mathematics. This will include literature that addresses math achievement from various groups such as students at risk or at disadvantage, with dyscalculia, learning disabilities, and so on in order to see a more complete picture of how students struggle with mathematical knowledge and learning.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Numb3rz: Comments from a SPED Math Teacher

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I have heard of the show Numb3rs before but I have not really followed the series. Honestly, because I didn’t think Math alone can solve a crime. After watching one episode of Numb3rz I realized that its not that Math can solve everything in a crime but rather the use of Math is elemental in solving these FBI crimes.