The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum, and Every Student Succeeds Acts includes all students with disabilities in accountability measures, including statewide assessments. For students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, their educators are challenged to prioritize academic content and to present it in a meaningful and relevant way that is aligned to grade-level curriculum and accessible. In this session, participants will be shown Pennsylvania’s prioritized academic content aligned to grade-level standards and eligible content for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Participants will examine the prioritized content known as Alternate Eligible Content (AEC). Participants will use the AEC as a road map to connect instruction to IEP goals and objectives, units and lessons, and Pennsylvania-developed resources in math, reading, writing, and science. Participants will use the AEC to make instructional connections across content areas in a meaningful way while considering the continuum of the least restrictive environment.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania