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Saturday, November 7 • 8:30am - 9:59am
502: 'Key Words Help' 'Inquiry Won't Work' and Other Myths

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Students with special needs are often taught exclusively through key words and direct instruction. Learn first-hand from a student with special needs how teaching key words and direct instruction were successfully replaced with teaching for understanding in an inclusive environment. Alex Dixon was a normal, bright, healthy girl, when a sudden onset of a mysterious illness took over her life. Months of treatments failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasm. Brain surgery stopped the spasms but caused a massive stroke. Alex had to relearn everything. Alex provides a personal account of strategies for supporting a student with special needs to learn mathematics with depth. Alex's mom, Juli Dixon, a professor of mathematics education, shares her perspective on what worked for teaching students with special needs.


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Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

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