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Learning Exercise

Material: The Jason Project
Submitted by: Tamarah Ashton on Aug 26, 2000
Date Last Modified: Sep 07, 2000
Title: Adapting Instruction for Students with Special Needs
Description: The Jason Project was designed for students without disabilities. Learning to adapt standard materials is a key component of the life of a special educator.
Type of Task: Core activity, Student-centered, Team, Unsupervised
Time Required 30 to 45 minutes
Topics: Adapting standard curriculum materials.
Course: Special Education Teaching Methods
Audience: College Upper Div Major
Prerequisites Skills: Knowledge of standard general education curriculum frameworks
Knowledge of the range of appropriate adaptations for students with disabilities
Learning Objectives: To adapt standard curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities
Text of Learning Exercise:
1. In pairs, visit the Jason Project website (

2. Read through the link of the curriculum preview.

3. How could the students with disabilities whom you currently teach or plan to
teach participate in this general education curriculum?

4. List the disability/disabilities of the students you are describing and
outline the types of adaptations you would need to make in order for this to be
a successful learning experience for all students.

5. Present your findings to the class.
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