NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
SPD 616- ASSIGNMENT 4.2
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL –FINAL
This final reflective journal will be a 4-6+
page reflection on what was learned overall in the readings, lectures and in discussions, and how that learning can be used to improve one’s practice and learning. Be sure to support all claims with references from the course. Must be in APA style.
Paper needs a title page, an abstract, introduction and reference page!!!
You are to address
What you have learned about special education law –be specific and reference specific laws (IDEA, PL-94-142, ADA,)
What did you learn about eligibility requirements (FPE, LRE…) and how that will impact your teaching?
What you have learned about the legal requirements in the IEP process and how that will impact your teaching and practice
What learning and understandings you have about transition planning
What insights have you gained about collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators and paraprofessionals.
What 5 things would you tell a new special education teacher about special ed law?
Using the CEC code of ethics share your new understanding of the requirements you must uphold legally and ethically as a special educator.
What new metacognitive understanding you have gained of yourself as a professional that will guide your future work with children with special needs?
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL TEMPLATE
Use the following headings: (write 2-3 paragraphs per each subheading)
Learning About Special Education Law
Learning About Eligibility Requirements
Learning About the Legal Requirements in The IEP Process
Learning About Transition Planning
Learning About Collaboration
5 Things New Teacher Must Know
Legal and Ethical Insights
Metacognitive Understanding

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