Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Taylor, Johanna P. "SPED 861: Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting" (2019). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 140. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/140/


This portfolio documents the process I used to redesign and assess students learning in SPED 861 Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting. This is a course students in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) take while pursuing a master’s degree or graduate certificate in ECSE. This portfolio documents how I aligned the course objectives, content, and activities to Division for Early Childhood (DEC) recommended practices and DEC EI (Early Intervention)/ECSE professional standards (still in draft form as of June 2019). Then, I share the results of two methods used to assess student learning in SPED 861 (pre/post-test and assessment report). Finally, I reflect on my experiences with peer review of teaching and how it has improved my ability to design meaningful courses for students.