Date of Award

Spring 7-31-2020

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ximena Suarez-Sousa

Keywords

COVID-19, collaboration, communication, general education teacher, physical/ health disabilities teacher

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how student grades are impacted when teachers collaborate on a weekly basis. A group of 10 students with average intelligence would have been used in this study. They would have been split into two groups of 5. With one group, I would have provided weekly collaboration with the teachers. With the other group, I would have provided monthly collaboration. I would have tracked progress by monitoring student grades. The collaboration would have been provided through email, phone, and in-person consultation to resolve student concerns. Only students whose parents had signed informed consent would have participated in the study. Grades would have been monitored weekly for data research. Due to the events of COVID-19 and a move to distance learning, this research was not able to be conducted. Instead, data was collected through an auto-ethnography design to reflect my teaching experience during COVID-19 and distance learning.

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