What is the least restrictive environment (LRE)? (Teachings in Education, 2016) [ Transcript Click for more options
The readings have discussed methods for thinking about the balance between equal opportunity and individual dignity. Choose a specific audience, such as parents, school board, other educators, and so on, and create a professional presentation using people first language. Use one of the following: Prezi, Emaze, Videoscribe, Buncee, Haiku Deck, Explain Everything, SlideDog, Google Slides, or similar tool. (If you need assistance with these new tools, most of them provide quality help pages or have how-to videos on YouTube.)
Include the following:
Demonstrate an understanding of equity v equality.
Compare and contrast the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 as explained in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Define each of the following terms:
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Explain each of the following terms and provide at least two examples for each:
Provide an overview of due process as it applies to discipline and behavior of children with disabilities.
Submit the link to your online presentation or submit as a PDF (For information on how to convert your PowerPoint and notes to a PDF, read â€œSave PowerPoint Notes as PDFâ€ in the Concordia Knowledge Base.).
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Teachings in Education. (2016, August 27). What is the least restrictive environment (LRE)? [Video file]. Retrieved from
The Ethics of Teaching (Strike & Soltis, 2009/2015)
Chapter 4: Equal Opportunity and Democratic Community
Teachers and the Law (Schimmel, Stellman, Conlon, & Fischer, 2015)
Chapter 7: How Should I Deal with Child Abuse and Neglect?
Chapter 11: When Can Schools Limit Religious Freedom?
Chapter 15: Are Teachers and Students Protected Against Racial Discrimination?
Chapter 16: Are Teachers and Students Protected against Sex Discrimination?
Chapter 17: Are there Special Rights for Students with Disabilities and Non-English Speaking Students? (Review from Week 1)
What is People First Language? (The Arc, n.d.) [Web page]
All Together Now: Special and Regular Educators Prosper in PLCs (Many & Schmidt, 2013) [Web page]
The Difference Between Accommodations and Modifications (Strom, n.d.) [Web page]
“Inclusion: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the NEA” (U. S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), 1994) [Web page]
What is RTI? (National Center for Learning Disabilities, n.d.) [Web page]
What Is a “Professional Learning Community”? (DuFour, 2004) [Web page]
Is Equality Enough? (Chapman, 2017) [Video] [Closed captioned]
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How does RTI differ from previous approaches to providing interventions? (Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research, 2016) [Video] [Transcript]
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