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Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms - Vantage Learning Platform

Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms - Vantage Learning Platform

Third Edition

January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms - Vantage Learning Platform, Third Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms, Third Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: Inclusive Teaching as Responsive Education
Chapter 2: Delivery of Individualized Services to Students With Different Learning Needs
Chapter 3: Developing Collaborative Partnerships in Schools and With Families
Chapter 4: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Families and Gifted And Talented Learners
Chapter 5: Understanding Learners With the Most Common Disabilities or Conditions
Chapter 6: Understanding Learners With Less Frequent Disabilities or Conditions
Chapter 7: Designing and Delivering Differentiated Instruction
Chapter 8: Promoting Access to the General Education Curriculum
Chapter 9: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making
Chapter 10: Promoting Positive Behavior and Facilitating Social Skills
Chapter 11: Teaching Reading
Chapter 12: Teaching Writing
Chapter 13: Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 14: Facilitating Content-Area Instruction and Study Skills


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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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Key features

Features Instructors Love

Features Students Love

Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video, reading, and self-assessment activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from Sage.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
  • Dedicated Technical Support. We are proud to offer robust technical assistance from our team of Sage educational technology experts based in New York. Instructors and students can access extended weekday and weekend support via phone, email, and online communication.
  • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q & A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals.

New to this Edition:
  • Significant new coverage of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) better incorporates these frameworks throughout the book.
  • Expanded coverage of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and their plans ensure teachers are better prepared to deliver equitable education so every child can meet challenging objectives.
  • New coverage of the latest court cases and legal challenges, especially Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, help give future teachers the background they need to implement legal systems.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on American students and their families is woven throughout the book so students are prepared to enter today's classrooms.
  • Chapter 4: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Families and Gifted And Talented Learners has been expanded to include information on Families and Gifted and Talented Learners.
  • Updated data throughout gives the most current picture of students, families, and classrooms.
  • New videos of real classrooms and teachers help students experience what teaching in inclusive classrooms is like today.
Key Features:
  • ADAPT Framework and ADAPT in Action: The (Ask, Determine, Analyze, Propose, and Test) Framework developed by the authors is a research-driven, problem-solving approach to modify instruction for students with exceptionalities. This straightforward and memorable approach helps future teachers determine how, when, and with whom to use the proven academic and behavioral interventions by breaking down the steps taken to modify instruction. This framework is used throughout the text and moves beyond a theoretical idea as it walks readers through scenarios and applies each step of the framework providing concrete examples and solutions.

  • UDL in Action Feature: In keeping with reviewers' suggestions and the goal of introducing future teachers to proven practices in education, the new edition will have greater coverage of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) integrated throughout the text and as a boxed feature, UDL in Action.

  • Considering Diversity Feature: This feature reminds teachers that inclusion goes beyond learning abilities and provides examples of how to create a classroom environment and instruction that is inclusive of students from different backgrounds.

  • Opening Challenge Feature: Two chapter-opening case studies, one for elementary grades and one for secondary grades, describe a specific teaching challenge at each school level, which is then revised throughout the chapter. Students are asked to reflect on their knowledge of the subject matter before reading the chapter, with Reflection Questions at the end.

  • Tech Notes features provide readers with information about assistive and instructional technologies that can be employed with students who have learning or behavioral issues.

  • Working Together features offer practical advice on how an idea or concept can be taught using a collaborative approach that involves other school professionals and family members.

  • Instructional Strategies: Presented in the content chapters, this feature offers sample activities with step-by-step instructions to help future teachers engage students and help them master the content.

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