RESEARCH

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Co-Teach tech: An explanatory mixed methods study of special education co-teachers integrating technology into their practice

Don Francis

The purpose of this study is to determine how special education co-teachers working in the inclusion setting are currently using technology. Participants will be asked to identify their attitudes toward using technology in the classroom and the frequency in which they use specific instructional and assistive technology within their role as a co-teacher. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The final question will ask for your name and preferred email address if your scores qualify you for a one-on-one interview. However, no identifiable information will be used within the actual study, so anonymity will be provided. The overall goal of this study is to collect and share ideas about inclusive technology integration to support educators all around the country. 

Special Educator’s Training and Preparedness to write the Individualized Education Program

You are invited to participate in a research study about Pennsylvania special educator’s perspective on writing the Individualized Education Program, IEP. Your input will help to develop professional learning opportunities on writing the IEP that teachers can benefit from in the future. Specifically, this survey may help researchers identify training and current supports in IEP writing, what components of IEP writing are desired for more teacher training, and ways to best train in-service teachers on IEP writing.

 

Teacher Eligibility: Special education classroom teachers who work in Pennsylvania schools are eligible to participate. Other educational professionals (e.g., school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, school counselors, and administration) are not eligible.

 

The Details: This research project has been reviewed and approved by Lehigh University’s Institutional Review Board. If you decide to participate, you will complete an anonymous online survey that should take approximately 15-20 minutes. No identifying information will be collected; rather, your anonymous responses will be combined with responses from many other teachers to shed light on the topics of interest.

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