GAE/GACE Special Education General Curriculum Portal Links

Test I Objectives
Subarea II: Planning the Learning Environment and Social Interaction (Percentage of Test 52%)
Objective 1: Understands and applies knowledge of curriculum development and lesson planning
The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A. Understands the characteristics of lesson plans
The Resilient Education - Tips for Teachers and Classroom Resources
5 Main Characterisitics of an Effective Lesson Plan
7 components of an effective Classroom Lesson Plan
Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning
B. Knows the elements of lesson plans
The Science of Improving Minds - Elements of a Good Lesson Plan
Teacher Training- Worl Learning: Elements of a Good Lesson Plan
C. Develops learning objectives that are measurable and appropriate
Writing Measurable Learning Objectives
Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Writing Course Goals/Learning Outcomes and Learning Objectives
Creating Learning Objectives (Video)
D. Knows the means of providing access to the curriculum
ASHAWIRE/ LEADERLIVE: What Exactly Does 'Acess to the Curriculum' Mean?
National Center on Intensive Interventions (Video Sources)
EdReports: 5 Reasons Instructional Matierals Matter for Equity
E. Knows how to organize the learning environment
Teachers Network: Organizing the Learning Environment
Scholastic: Tips for Organizing Your Classroom at the Beginning of the School Year
Schoalstic: How to Organize Your Classroom, from Instructor Magazine (video)
Clasroom Tour | End of the Year 5th Grade Classroom Setup (Detailed Video)
Objective 2: Understands and applies knowledge of how to organize, manage, and monitor the learning environment
The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A. Understands theory and practice of effective classroom management
The Edvocate: Understanding three key classroom management theories
Classroom: Major Classroom Management Theories
Teachings in Education: Classroom Management (Video)
B. Knows how to design and maintain a safe and supportive classroom environment that promotes student achievement
National Center on Safe and Supportinve Learning Environments : Teachers
Teachings in Education: Positive Learning Classroom Environment (Video)
C. Knows basic health, nutrition, and safety management procedures for students
Georgia Department of Public Health: School Health Model Policies
Ga Dept of Education: Health and Safety
Subarea III: Instruction (Percentage of Test 48%)
Objective 1: Understands and applies knowledge of effective teaching strategies and techniques and uses of technology
The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A. Knows and understands instructional strategies and techniques
Edutopia: 10 Powerful INstructional Strategies
Alberta Education: Instructional Strategies pdf
Literacy Basics: Instructional Strategies
Reading Rocket: Classroom Strategies (video and Text)
B. Recognizes grouping formats that promote individual academic success
Education Northwest: Instructional Grouping in the Classroom pdf
National Center for Learning Disabilities: Flexible grouping: A responsive strategy to meet the student needs in real time
Understood: Flexible grouping: What you need to know
Cool Cat Teacher Expert: Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom (Video)
C. Implements strategies to facilitate the maintenance and generalization of concepts learned across settings, considering students’ ages and abilities
Rainy River District School Board: ABA in the Classroom Generalization
Education Systems and Instruction for Learning: Unpacking Generalization Strategies and Re-Teaching
Master ABA: Generalization: How teaching strategies and environment affect generalization
D. Implements strategies to facilitate the generalization of concepts learned across curricula, considering students’ ages and abilities
Instructional Strategies that facilitate learning across content area
High Leverage Practiecs for Students with Disabilities (Several Linked documents on this site)
E. Selects and implements research-based interventions for individual students
Georgia Department of Education: Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions
University of Connecticut: How to Select and Evidence-Based Intervention (Guide)
F. Uses resources to select and implement research-based interventions
(BEST!) Institute of Education Sciences:What Works Clearing House for Resources on Interventions
College of Education and Human Development Universty of Missouri: Evidence Based Intervention Network
G. Knows how to select, develop, and evaluate developmentally and functionally appropriate materials, equipment, and environments
Penn State Extension: Applying developmentally appropriate practice
Reading Rocket: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children: Recommendations for Teaching Practices
H. Knows how to use technology to support instruction
Education World: Technology as a Tool to Support Instruction
Edutopia: How to Integrate Technology
Prodigy: 25 Brilliant Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom with Ease
NC STATE UNIVERSITY: Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom?
I. Demonstrates knowledge of transitions and transition planning
Georgia Department of Education: Transisont Planning PDF
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Transition Goals in the IEP
Understood: What is IEP transition planning? (Support Video and Reading Text)
American Occupational Therapy Association: Transitions for Childern and Youth / How Occupational Therapy can help
GAE/GACESpecial Education General Curriculum Portal Links
Test 2 Objectives
Subarea I: Development and Characteristics of Learners
Objective 1: Understands human development and applies knowledge to needs of and influences on

learners with disabilities

The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A.  Understands human development and behavior; e.g., cognitive, language, social/emotional,

B.  psychological, academic, physical development

Principles of Child Development and Learning and Implications That Inform Practice | NAEYC
7 of the Best-Known Theories of Child Development (
PlayMattersResources.pdf (
Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development (
B. Identifies stages of human development and behavior
Stages of Human Development: What It Is & Why It’s Important (
Erikson's Stages of Development (
Human Growth and Development - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf (
Human Development – Lifespan Development (
Learning Theories: Understanding How People Learn – Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers (
Erikson's 8 Stages of Development (
GoodTherapy | Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development
C. Understands and differentiates among theoretical approaches to student learning and motivation
Motivation Theories on Learning – Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology (
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? 5 Educational Learning Theories and How To Apply Them | UOPX (
Motivation Theories on Learning - Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology (
D. Identifies the basic characteristics and defining factors for each of the major disability
categories under which individuals age three through 21 may be eligible for services
under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) | Understood
IDEA Disability Categories | Understood
Your Child's Rights: 6 Principles of IDEA (
13 Categories of Disability Under IDEA Law - B.I.G. Solutions, LLC (
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A Comparison of State Eligibility Criteria (
E. Understands the impact of disabilities on individuals, families, and society across the
life span
Impact of Disability on Individuals, Family and Society. (
Effect of Disability Onset Across the Adult Life Span | The Journals of Gerontology: Series B | Oxford Academic (
Social Impacts of Disability (
Impact of Disabilities- Home Flashcards | Quizlet
F. Understands how language, cultural, and gender differences can affect the identification
Cultural Differences: Sexual Identity, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation - Owlcation
6973_bray_ch_1.pdf (
Why is Understanding Disability Important? | National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative
Language And Culture Relationship - A Detailed Guide - TLD (
Cultural Differences of Acculturation and Gender Identity - 1109 Words | Essay Example (
G. Understands co-occurring conditions
Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders | Everlast Recovery
Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders - Behavioral Health News
Understanding Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Illness (
Co-occurring: Mental Health and Chronic Illness | Mental Health America (
H. Recognizes how family systems and the role of families contribute to the development of
an individual with a disability
Why Role of Family is Important in Child's Development? (
Role of Family in Child Development-Children's Bureau (
Family Systems Therapy: Definition, Techniques, and Efficacy (
The Role of the Family System in Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Recovery - Heather Hayes & Associates
I. Demonstrates what influences may have an effect on the development and achievement
of an individual with a disability
Developmental Influence - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics
How Family Background Influences Student Achievement - Education Next
The Impact of Social and Cultural Environment on Health - Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment - NCBI Bookshelf (
Environmental Factors That Influence 5 Areas of Child Development - WeHaveKids
How life factors and events may influence the development of an individual? Essay Example | GraduateWay
Subarea IV: Assessment
Objective 1: Understands definitions and types of assessments and applies knowledge to

 interpretation and uses of data

The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A. Recognizes assessments that are effective and appropriate
How to be Assessment Literate, No Matter Your Role (
Three Qualities of Effective Assessment of Student Learning - NAfME
10 Keys To Effective Assessment - Brave In The Attempt
B. Knows the definitions and uses of various assessments
6 Types of Assessment (and How to Use Them) | Prodigy Education (
Different Types of Assessment and What You Need to Know About Them (
Assessment Terms and Definitions | California State University, Northridge (
Assessment Defined - Assessment for Learning (
C. Interprets a variety of assessment data
How to interpret assessment data (
Best Practices on Interpreting Student Assessment Data in MTSS (
Analyze and Interpret Data | Center for Teaching & Learning (
How Do Teachers Improve Instruction Using Test Data? | Resilient Educator
D. Understands and uses the results of assessments
Understanding psychological testing and assessment (
Assessments Flashcards | Quizlet
The Functions of Assessment (
Hope Through Achievement (
Subarea V: Foundations and Professional Responsibilities
Objective 1: Understands legal definitions and requirements and uses knowledge of the

law to ensure rights of stakeholders

The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher:
A. Knows federal definitions
Sec. 300.39 Special education - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
SPED: Definitions Flashcards | Quizlet
What is Special Education? The Definition of Special Ed | (
The Definition of Special Education In California | M. Ball (
B. Knows federal requirements for the referral and identification process
Federal Requirements for Pre-Referral, Referral, and Identification Flashcards | Quizlet
IDEA Part C: Referral Timelines and Requirements (
Microsoft PowerPoint - The Special Education Referral & Identificat (
Referral and Identification Process | Bryant Public Schools (
C.  Knows federal safeguards of the rights of stakeholders (parents, local education

agency [LEA], students, teachers, related service providers)

Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities: IDEA Part B Notice of Procedural Safeguards | osse (
Federal Law - Parents' Rights In Education (
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) | CDC
Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: (
D. Knows the components of a legally defensible Individualized Education Program (IEP)
List of Major Components Of The IEP (Individualized Education Program) For Students with Disabilities - BrightHub Education
Individualized Education Plan (IEP): What It Is and Uses (
Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 11 Facts To Know | Psychology Today
Components of an IEP (
E. Knows major legislation that affects the field of special education
Six Laws that Shape Special Education in the United States | Cuddy Law Firm, P.L.L.C
4 Laws that shaped special education in the U.S. (
Special Eduction Legislation | Legal Guides |
Special Education: Federal vs. State Law | IDEA vs. State Law | Understood
Objective 2: Understands the professional roles of teachers and others and develops ways to

collaborate and communicate

The beginning Special Education General Curriculum teacher
A. Understands the roles and responsibilities of the special education teacher
Roles and responsibilities of a Special Education Teacher – Goally
What Is The Role Of A Special Education Teacher? (
Part I-Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher (
Special Education: The Role of General Education Teachers | Free Essay Example (
B. Understands the roles and responsibilities of other professionals and those who deliver related services
Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training Free Essay Sample on
Relationships Between Teachers And Other Professionals In Education, Sample of Essays (
1k: Establishing Clear Roles and Responsibilities | Evidence-Based Decision Making (
Sec. 300.34 Related services - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
D.  Understands strengths and limitations of various collaborative approaches within the general

classroom and the special education classroom

Collaboration Between General and Special Education Teachers - TeacherVision
4 Benefits of Inclusion Classrooms | Understood
Collaborative Practices in Special Education: An Exploratory Study (
Benefits of Collaboration Between General & Special Education Teachers |
D. Communicates to stakeholders the progress of students, using language and terms the stakeholders will likely understand
How to Communicate with Stakeholders Effectively (
Stakeholder Involvement In The IEP Process |
How to Help Other Stakeholders in Supporting Students (
F. Identifies potential bias that may impact teaching and interactions with students and their families
How Implicit Bias Impacts Our Children in Education (
Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning (
5 Keys to Challenging Implicit Bias | Edutopia
Critical Practicesv4_final.pdf (