TR--DONE--Meeting the Academic Needs of Students with Cognitive Disabilities

Middleton, Wisconsin

               

TR--DONE--Meeting the Academic Needs of Students with Cognitive Disabilities

Marriott Madison West
608-831-2000
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

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CD Conference - August 14-15, 2012
Madison Marriott West
Middleton, WI

Teaching and Instruction- Meeting the Academic Needs of Students with
Cognitive Disabilities
This conference is intended to assist educators in gaining a better understanding of literacy and mathematics.  Additionally, the conference will examine the instructional impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEEs) for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Understanding Literacy

8:00-9:00 am
  - Registration/ Breakfast

9:00 -9:15 am  - Welcome

9:15-12:00 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.

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm - Dynamic Learning Maps and Future Alternate Assessment- Dr.  Alan Sheinker

2:00- 3:00 pm - Literacy Activity:
Understanding the relationship of the CCSS to the CCEEs by grade cluster (Elementary School, Middle School and High School)

3:00- 4:00 pm - Literacy Activity: Understanding Instructional Achievement Level Descriptors (IALDs) and example instructional activities by grade cluster (Elementary School, Middle School and High School)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Understanding Mathematics

8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00- 12:00 pm - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Cain
This keynote presentation will help teachers discover how to make strong mathematical connections in order to allow all children to experience and enjoy the reasoning behind mathematics. Often our students, as well as many adults, have developed the procedural knowledge needed to produce to the "right" answer without any true understanding of how or why a procedure really worked. We must ensure that students start to demystify and conceptualize mathematics. Dr. Cain's presentation will focus on the ability of our students to understand number through research supported instruction such as subitizing, analog models, and deep personal connections. This presentation will enable you to begin to understand what the writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) had in mind when they discuss "going deep, not wide". You will gain information that will allow you to develop strong Number Sense in each of your students.    

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm - Mathematics Activity: Understanding the relationship of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEEs) by grade cluster (Elementary School, Middle School and High School)

2:00- 3:00 pm - Mathematics Activity: Understanding Instructional Achievement Level Descriptors (IALDs) and example instructional activities by grade cluster (Elementary School, Middle School and High School)

3:00-3:30 pm - Large Group Discussion/Wrap-Up

 

Contact Information

  • Kathy Trotta - kathleen.trotta@dpi.wi.gov
    Phone: 608-266-6981

Payment Instructions

  • If you are submitting payment by check, please submit your check with a copy of the registration confirmation to: 
            Debra Anklam
            DPI Business Office
            P.O. Box 7841
            Madison, WI 53707-7841
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