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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Opportunities to Learn (OTL) for Students with Extensive Learning Needs LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Research demonstrates that when students have opportunities to learn (OTL), their achievement improves, but what does it mean for students with extensive learning needs (SELN) to have opportunity? Typically, OTL research focuses on alignment among standards, curriculum and instructional content. However, for SELN OTL requires more precise analysis, including factors such as communication systems and alignment between supports and individual needs. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the OTL research and make important connections to evidence-based practices for teaching SELN that will support the improvement of policy and practice and encourage future research. OBJECTIVES: In this presentation participants will: ? Understand the connections between the OTL research and evidence-based practices for teaching SELN ? Think about how the dimensions of OTL present opportunities to improve standards-aligned instruction for SELN ? Identify factors to examine and improve current instructional practices

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Jessica McCord

Educational Consultant, ACERI Partners
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Marcia Thomas

Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
I am currently an Educational Consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) which is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. I work on several statewide special education initiatives: Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Inclusive Practices, Project MAX, Alternate Eligible Content and Procedural Safeguards. I have been in the field of special education for over 30 years as a teacher... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
Meadowlark 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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