2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

30. 21st Rigorous Expanded Core

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Session Dates

Wednesday November 16, 2022 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


The goal of the Expanded Core should be to help produce interdependent individuals who are self-reliant and contributors to today’s world. In order to accomplish this, our students must have deep and meaningful connections to the world around them as well as real essential core skills of 21st century learning such as critical thinking. We need to upgrade our instruction to an authentic approach that supports applying and transferring skills. There is too much of the Expanded Core that is taught in fragmented scenarios where students are disabled to transfer skills and knowledge from one environment to the next.

Participants will be able to:

  • Utilize the Expanded Core High School Readiness Checklist and screening tools in order to diagnose weak areas for students.
  • Identify 21st Century Skills that promote Expanded Core learning and development.
  • Design rigorous Expanded Core lesson plans.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members 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 event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattankop.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Robbin Clark MA

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta