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  • 1. Special Education in Germany Sebastian Kunze Metropolitan College of New York Global Careers
  • 2. Do Now Write down 3 things you know (or THINK you know) about Germany.
  • 3. What continent is my country on?
  • 4. Europe
  • 5. Germany There are over 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany. Germany has over 400 zoos, the most in the world. Gummy bears were invented by a German.
  • 6. Wir essen! Brezel Sauerbraten with Knödel (Dumplings) and Rotkohl (Red Cabbage) Bratwurst Oktoberfest
  • 7. Christmas in Germany
  • 8. Silvester (New Year‘s Eve) …. in Berlin …at home
  • 9. Karneval
  • 10. Berlin Bavaria
  • 11. What is transportation in NYC like? What adjectives would you use to describe your transportation? How do you think the transportation system is different in Germany?
  • 12. Dülmen Population: about 48,000 Region: Münsterland Famous animals: Duelmen Pony
  • 13. My family … a visit in New York … Vienna in May
  • 14. My family … a trip to London with my father
  • 15. My Career Path At university now studying special education Voluntary “Social Year” Worked with adults with disabilities Gymnasium = High School
  • 16. Teaching Students with Special Needs What does Special Education mean? Do you know anyone who has special needs? What are they like? How might they experience school differently than mainstream students?
  • 17. How is special education different from other kinds of education? 1) Working with students with special needs requires patience and empathy. 2) The pace of the school day isn’t as important in special education classes. 3) The relationship between teacher and student is different. Learning basic skills like calculating or writing is less important than helping them to live an independent life.
  • 18. Blindfold Challenge 1. Divide the class into Eins (1) and Zwei (2). 2. In your native language, Eins teach your partner how to say: FRONT BACK RIGHT LEFT 3. Zwei, place the blindfold on. 4. Eins, you will guide your partner to the opposite side of the room only communicating in YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE. BE SAFE. NO RUNNING. HAVE FUN!
  • 19. Activity Reflection • What was your impression of the activity? How was it challenging? • What do you think this tells us about the challenges of working with special needs students?