The focus of this course is on the challenges created for apprenticeship instructors who work with learners with special needs in classroom and shop environments. Participants will become familiar with categories of special-needs learners and general characteristics (e.g., learning disabled, limited English speaking, substance abuse, emotional problems, and reading/math difficulties) as well as a menu of helpful instructional strategies. Information on learning styles and teaching styles will also be addressed. Limited to Ironworker Instructor Training program participants.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6