from 09:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Penelope Hatch
The Common Core: Multiple and Flexible Pathways for Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for ALL Students
This presentation will focus on literacy instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities. It will begin with an overview of a model of silent reading comprehension and a review of past instructional approaches for students with significant cognitive disabilities, specifically “functional literacy.” This information will be compared with the new CCSS and CCEEs. The presentation will highlight the opportunity teachers now have to provide comprehensive literacy instruction. Video examples of students with cognitive, communication, sensory, and/or motor challenges will be included to illustrate multiple and flexible ways for students to engage in reading and writing, interact during class activities, and demonstrate knowledge.