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Evelyn Johnson
EDSPE 502
Seattle Campus

Collaboration: Working with Parents and Professionals

Provides students with knowledge and skills for working collaboratively with other professionals, family members, and paraeducators. Focus is on the role of the special educator in forming and sustaining school, family, and community partnerships. Offered: WS.

Class description

In this course, we will focus on the process of interactive teaming, designed to support students with disabilities within the context of standards-based reform. We will learn about the process of teaming and collaboartion with professionals, students and their families, and apply this process to students with various types of disabilities. At the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the roles and responsibilities of members of a collaborative team, and have a strong list of resources to support students with disabilities and their families.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

During Summer 2004, this course will be offered on-line during B term, July 22-Aug 20. Students will work independently via the web class site. The text for this course for the summer term 2004 can be ordered from the UW bookstore's website and mailed directly to students, or may be purchased at the UW bookstore on University Ave.

Recommended preparation

Students should have had some experience working in schools (as teachers, administrators or in student-teaching placements). For the Summer 2004 course, students will need to have access to the internet with recommended high-speed connections (for downloading and submitting files). Students will also need an email account capable of attaching and downloading files.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are individual applied assignments, asking students to apply information from the readings to a practical application. No finals or exams will be given in this course.

Grades are assigned based on participation and completion of assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Evelyn Johnson
Date: 04/29/2004