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Tuesday December 19th, 2017 9:00AM — 3:30PM
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Alternate Eligible Content for Writing: Getting Familiar and Going Deeper

Multiple Locations

Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (5 hours)

Registration Contact: Cathy Pfanders, cpfanders@pattan.net, 800-441-3215

Content Contact: Susan Gill, sgill@pattan.net, 800-441-3215 x 7264


This session will provide multiple opportunities to explore and discuss the new Alternate Eligible Content (AEC) for Writing. Participants will become familiar with the Writing AEC across and within grades. Using the process of essentialization, which takes knowledge of individual students into consideration, participants will examine and develop learning targets at various levels of complexity. The session will include an overview of writing tools, including alternative options for students who may not be able to use pens, pencils, and standard keyboards. A variety of resources will be provided for participants to further explore writing tools and materials, instruction, and Alternate Eligible Content.


Participants will:

  • Identify the Writing Alternate Eligible Content within and across grades
  • Use essentialization examples to identify differentiated learning targets for students of varying abilities
  • Compare alternate writing tools for students for whom typical writing tools (e.g. pens, pencils, keyboard) may present a barrier
  • Identify resources to learn more about embedding writing in standards-aligned instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities

Target Audience

Special educators, administrators, curriculum coordinators, speech/language therapists, related services personnel

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Low Incidence


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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Dana Galli, at 800-441-3215 × 7210, or dgalli@pattan.net.