Inclusive Special Education
School of Education
School of Education Dean
Associate Professor of Inclusive Special Education
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate Adolescence Education
Co-director, Center for Attention, Learning & Memory
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Plassmann Hall B18
- DIFF 504. Communication and Collaboration skills for standards based inclusive education
- DIFF 510. Differentiated Instructional Strategies
- DIFF 511. Foundations of Inclusive Education
- DIFF 598. Contemporary Field Research and Practicum in Standards-based Differentiated Instruction
- SPED 440. Curriculum Adaptation and Instruction for Students with Special Needs
- Ph.D., Education, Special Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
- Dissertation title: Wroblewski, R. E. (2006). What happens after 3:00?: The social relationships of adolescents with Down syndrome. Dissertation presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. Available at UMI Dissertations [on-line].
- M.S.Ed., Exceptional Education, State University of New York College at Buffalo
- B.S., Elementary and Exceptional Education, State University of New York College at Buffalo
- Garrison, R. E. (2011). Book review of: Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms by Grace E. Smith and Stephanie Throne. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 6(1) 55-56.
- McPherson, S., Wroblewski, R, E. (in press). The state of preservice teachers’ literacy preparation in New York State. Submitted to Exceptional Individuals.
- Parmar, R. S., Wroblewski, R. E., Clements, D., & Sarama, J. (2010). Measurement. In C. Fennell (Ed.) Special Education and Mathematics: Helping Students with Learning Difficulties Achieve Mathematical Proficiency. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Clements, D., Sarama, J., Parmar, R., & Wroblewski, R. (2010). Geometry. In C. Fennell (Ed.) Special Education and Mathematics: Helping Students with Learning Difficulties Achieve Mathematical Proficiency. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Gibson, A. & Wroblewski, R. (2008). Plunging into learning. Exceptional Individuals, 32(2), 14-15.
- Wroblewski, R. E. (2008). Walking the Walk: How a School-based Team meets the Social Skills Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York State School Counselor’s Journal.
- Gibbs, G. & Wroblewski, R. (2007). A leadership imperative. Conference Proceedings of the Inellectbase International Consortium. Nashville, TN.
- Wroblewski, R. E. (April 2007). Through a new looking glass: Social interactions of adolescents with disabilities through an educational/sociological perspective. Paper presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.
My basic philosophy of teaching is based on two firmly held beliefs.
- First, that all people are capable of learning. I strongly believe that if a student is not learning in my class, then I must change something in order for that student to be successful. I teach courses in Differentiated Instruction, which means providing different opportunities for students to engage in learning given their own background knowledge, interests, and strengths. I strive to practice what I preach and differentiate instruction in my own courses as much as possible, while still holding high standards for all students.
- Second, I believe that learning should not be a painful experience. I want my students to enjoy learning and try to design class activities that push their thinking and allow them to take academic risks in a safe environment. I believe that if learners are actively engaged and excited about the class, then they can’t help but learn
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
- Teacher education
- Gifted education
- Differentiated instruction
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Cattaraugus Allegany Teacher Center Policy Board
- Immanuel Christian Child Care School Board