Instruction with Learners Who Experience Significant Multiple Disabilities (Session 1 of 3)
Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)
For more information, contact: Lane McKittrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 19, 2023
RECORDING & HANDOUTS:
Session 1: Identifying Appropriate Adaptation Strategies to Support Academic Learning
This first session will present the curriculum and instruction approach introduced by Michael Giangreco and his colleagues in COACH: Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children: A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities. The presenter will briefly discuss educational accommodations and modifications in general, as well as explain the major elements and five instructional levels introduced in COACH. Participants will interact to identify possible instructional activities appropriate for each level / type of teaching included in the COACH structure.
Session 2: Creating Support Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors from an Instructional Perspective
This session will focus on learners’ challenging behaviors. The presenter will discuss the “management” of challenging behaviors from an instructional perspective—that is, how to teach both educational team members and the learners, themselves, to recognize behavioral triggers and shape more desirable behaviors.
Session 3: Providing Appropriate Supports for Paraprofessionals Who Work with Learners Who Experience Significant Multiple Disabilities
In the final session, the presenter will discuss the skill areas and activities on which teachers and related services staff should focus in regard to the paraprofessionals with whom they work. Major topics will include the development of schedules, for both the learners and a paraprofessional; strategies for encouraging active learner participation during instructional sessions; and considerations for effective communication between the paraprofessional and other educational team members.
This course is available for Spring 2023 inservice credit through the University of Idaho (UI). Enrollment for this course opens January 19, 2023 and closes March 10, 2023. UI registration instructions are located inside the accompanying online course. Enroll in the online course at idahotc.com/lms.
If you need special accommodations (e.g., wheelchair access, sign language interpreter), then please contact the event organizer listed above.