Professional and Ethical Reflection
Review the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Professional Ethics Principles and National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) Code of Ethics. Then visit Voicethread: Ethics and Responsibilities (Links to an external site.). If you are unable to see the video in VoiceThread, or require closed caption, please view it in YouTube: Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students (Links to an external site.).
Initial Post: After watching the video, you will create an initial response that responds to the two posted discussion board prompts below directly on VoiceThread. You are able to access this by hovering your mouse in the center of the green ‘play’ bar until, where you will click on the “ ” sign. For each question you will state, specifically using support from the readings and Instructor Guidance from Week Six, your answers to the following:
- How does FERPA relate directly to the CEC and NASET standard of ethics for special educators?
- What characteristics and behaviors will make you stand out as an ethical teacher?
*Please be sure to create an original post on the discussion board with your name in the subject line and the words “See VoiceThread” in the comments section.*
Guided Response: Review the posts of your classmates made in VoiceThread, reply in the discussion board under their initial post. Choose two peers to endorse, question, or refute each viewpoint, citing the CEC or NASET Code of Ethics.
Though two replies are the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and application of the material, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have made (including your Instructor) before the last day of the discussion period. This will extend the conversation while providing opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real work experiences with this topic.