Turning Challenges to Opportunities!
This workshop will address several areas that frequently challenge educators in providing appropriate opportunities and experiences for students with disabilities in an inclusive setting. Participants will:
- Review a student-centered decision-making process that first considers OPPORTUNITIES to address a students’ IEP goals in the general education setting then considers the curricular needs, (accommodations, modifications, assistive technology, communication, transition, executive functioning etc., followed by the support needs (advanced, in-class, specialized) for each student throughout the school day.
- Explore multiple strategies to adapt, modify and support grade-level instruction by content area.
- Review multiple resources to apply technology in the classroom to enable access to general curriculum content.
- Review multiple strategies to manage behavior and executive functioning within the general education setting.
Participants will receive a bank of resources, including a modification rubric, one-page strategy banks, a lesson design tool to address curricular, instructional and behavioral supports and a format guide to guide the decision process concerning the precise type and level of support a student may need.