Dr. William Blackwell

Courses taught
54-303: Development and Characteristics of Learners (undergraduate)
54-357: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities
54-484: Special Education/Elementary Education Clinical Experience
54-513: Development and Characteristics of Learners (graduate)
54-517: Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Exceptional Learners
54-530: Special Education Field Experience I
54-540: Special Education Field Experience II
54-569: Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for All Learners
54-585: Instructional Planning and Performance Based Assessment

Research interests
Impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families
Charter school services for children with disabilities
Assessment reporting methodologies
Using dis/ability studies to inform curriculum design

Recent publication
Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061.

Recent presentations
Blackwell, W. Buss, J., Fisher, M., & Pearce, E. (2013). Addressing ableism in the common core state standards. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Chicago, IL.

Blackwell, W. (2013). Making alternate assessment score reports a meaningful tool for parents. Paper presented in a poster session titled Reaching Success Together: Multiple Perspectives on Enhancing School Achievement at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association annual conference, San Francisco, CA.

Blackwell, W. (2012). What does research tell us about IEP development? A review of literature published since the 1997 IDEA reauthorization. Poster presented at the annual conference of TASH, Long Beach, CA.

Blackwell, W. (2012). An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Lecture presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.

Blackwell, W. (2012). Alternate assessment score reporting for parents of students with disabilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.

Blackwell, W., Lehr, D., & Harayama, N. (2011). Making alternate assessment score reports a meaningful tool for parents. Lecture presented at the annual conference of TASH, Atlanta, GA.

Blackwell, W. (2011). Alternate assessment score reporting: Perceptions of parents and teachers. Lecture presented at the annual conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Austin, TX.

Blackwell, W. (2011). Preparing for an era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Paper presented in a roundtable session titled Charter School Legal Issues at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Blackwell, W. (2011). Students with disabilities in Massachusetts’ charter schools: Examining student representation and compliance
issues. Paper presented in a roundtable session at the annual conference of the Sociology of Education Association, Pacific Grove, CA.

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