Creating and evaluating an innovative accommodation in secondary science

Open Access
Author:
Chesakis, Ryan James
Area of Honors:
Curriculum and Instruction
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Scott Mc Donald, Thesis Supervisor
  • William Carlsen, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • science education
  • secondary education
  • special education
  • accommodation
Abstract:
Accommodations can make it easier for everyone in a classroom of students with diverse needs to learn. We created an innovative accommodation using Doceri presentation software and implemented it in a high school physics classroom. The sample size of this classroom was too small to draw any real conclusions, but this thesis is part of an ongoing collaborative study in the Science Education department. Validity concerns are addressed and suggestions for future researchers are provided.