Maximizing Access and Learning
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been awarded a five year State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Project MAX focuses on building the capacity of Pennsylvania schools and intermediate units (IU) to provide students with complex instructional needs with maximum access to and learning of grade level, general education curriculum and Pennsylvania standards.
Project MAX looks to optimize practice in the following areas: Leadership; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Least Restrictive Environment; Individual Student Supports; Family and Community Involvement; and Collaboration and Problem Solving. To achieve this, Project MAX provides:
- Formalized teaming processes to support systems change
- Monthly Professional Development
- Data-Driven Decision Making
- Standards-Aligned Instruction
Project MAX Framework for Practice
The Framework for Practice provides a visual representation that encompasses the core components and practices of Project MAX. These core components and practices need to be in place and practiced with fidelity in order for Students with Complex Instructional Needs to achieve, be successful, and be engaged in rigorous academic content in the least restrictive environment.
- Project Max: Maximizing Access and Learning for Students With Complex Instructional Needs – Framework for Practice
August 27, 2015
- Project MAX: Presuming Competence, Raising Expectations
June 1, 2015
- Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2016: High Expectations for Achievement (date saver)
February 4, 2016