Changemakers addresses critical issues by framing, convening, and igniting change using a collaborative process.
Dr. Rebekka Jez is with...
Outcome I: Academic Excellence & Critical Inquiry and Reflection
Engage in reflective activities, critically analyze their practice and apply higher order thinking skills to a wide array of investigative pursuits.
Outcome II: Community & Service
Educators understand that the beliefs, traditions, and values across and within cultures can affect relationships among and between students, their families, and the school community.
Active and resourceful in seeking to understand how primary language, culture, and familial backgrounds interact with the individual’s exceptional condition to impact the individual’s academic and social abilities, attitudes, values, interests, and career options.
Engage in professional activities and participate in teach communities that benefit individuals with exceptional learning needs, their families, colleagues, and their own professional growth.
Outcome III: Ethics, Values and Diversity
Understand and adhere to the values and ethical codes of the university, of schools they work in, and of their professional organizations. Create inclusive, unified, caring and democratic learning communities that value all individuals regardless of background or ability, and equitably support their learning and development.
Understand how issues of human diversity impact families, cultures, and schools, and how complex human issues interact in the delivery of special education services.
Understand how the experiences of individuals with exceptional learning needs can impact families, as well as the individual’s ability to learn, interact socially, and live as fulfilled contributing members of the community.
Foster environments in which diversity is valued and individuals are taught to live harmoniously and productively in a culturally diverse world.
Be guided by the profession’s ethical and professional practice standards.
Be aware of how their own and others’ attitudes, behaviors, and ways of communicating can influence their practice.
Be sensitive to culture, cultural heritage, ethnicity, language, age, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and abilities and disabilities of individuals served.
Acquire knowledge of diverse family structures, community cultures, and child rearing practices in order to develop respectful and productive relationships with families and communities.