diagram of practice profile implementation cycle
The goal of MAX is to build 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 based on Pennsylvania Standards.
 
The MAX Standard-Aligned Unit Plan Process, or the SAUPP, provides a structured format for the development of a standards-aligned unit of instruction.

This four-step process includes:
  • Consideration of grade-level academic standards with a brief description of the unit of study
  • Identification of prioritized learning targets and vocabulary for students with complex instructional needs
  • Consideration of the entire instructional process, including instructional practices, materials, resources and tools, assessment, barriers to access, accommodations, and modifications
  • Individualized student planning
The professional development resources listed on this page can be used by school teams in their entirety to assess and create system-level action plans, support coaching efforts, and provide professional development to school teams. The resources can also be used in isolation by professional developers and school leaders to provide training and technical assistance around specific topics of interest.
 
Orientation
Video:  Introduction to Supports for Educating Students with Complex Instructional
 
Materials:
  • MAX Framework for Practice
  • MAX Team: Knowledge Skills and Perspectives
  • MAX Readiness Checklist
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b02ea0d150ba0626c8b4681
 
 
Standards-Aligned Unit Planning Process (SAUPP)
Video: Standards-Aligned Unit Planning Process

Materials:
  • SAUPP blank
  • SAUPP annotated
  • Pathways to Learning for Students with Cognitive Challenges
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b0d5f3f150ba01e358b4586
 
 
Practice Profile
Video:  Use of Practice Profile Rubric, Discussion Guides and Implementation Plan
 
Materials: 
  • Practice Profile Implementation Rubric
  • Practice Profile Discussion Guide
  • Practice Profile Status and Implementation Plan
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b0d60de150ba09e4d8b457d
 
 
PA Core Standards and SAUPP Step 1
Video:  PA Core Standards and SAUPP Step 1
 
Materials:
  • Meeting Agenda – PA Core Standards and SAUPP Step 1
  • Classroom Characteristics Self-Assessment
  • Application Activity Action Plan
  • Least Dangerous Assumption(C. Jorgensen)
  • SAUPP blank
  • SAUPP annotated
  • Self-Advocates Video Notes Graphic Organizer
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b02f293150ba0830b8b45f8
 
SAUPP Step 2 A and B - Alignment of Learning Targets
Video:  Step 2 A and B Alignment of Learning Targets
 
Materials:
  • Meeting Agenda – Step 2 A and B – Alignment of Learning Targets
  • Create Your Team Mission Statement
  • Managing Complex Change
  • Depth of Knowledge
  • ELA Standard 1.2 Across the Grades
  • Application Activity Action Plan
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b0d625b150ba0242e8b45b1
 
SAUPP Step 2 C and D Aligning Vocabulary and Ideas
Video:  Step 2 C and D Aligning Vocabulary and Ideas
 
Materials:
  • Meeting Agenda – Step 2 C and D Aligning Vocabulary and Ideas
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Excerpt
  • Completed Vocabulary Example
  • Collaboration Questions
  • Pixon Board
  • Seven Reasons to Promote Standards-Based Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities (Courtade et al.)
 
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5b0d6393150ba0b2128b4627