Exploring the Forest and Not Just the Trees: Connecting to Math Alternate Eligible Content

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 Lynda Lupp, Sharon Leonard, Jared Campbell

Participants will experience modeled lessons of three mathematical concepts associated with alternate eligible content (AEC). Skills needed by students to acquire the understanding of the three mathematical concepts will be identified. Participants will develop and share instructional strategies to teach the AEC, based on initial learning of the three-modeled lessons. Procedures for assessing student learning and guiding future instruction will be discussed.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired, Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind, Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury, Teachers who work with students assessed on the PASA

Speakers' Bios: Lynda Lupp currently is the Statewide Special Education Assessment Coordinator for Pennsylvania through the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network.  Her primary responsibilities include the development, enrollment, administration and reporting for the PA Alternate System of Assessment and leading the work of instruction to alternate eligible content.  Ms. Lupp has been in the field of special education for 25 years.  She has served as a special education teacher, a building and district-level administrator, and an advisor and chief for the Bureau of Special Education.

Sharon L. Leonard is an Educational Consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in Harrisburg, working with Pennsylvania’s Alternate Assessment and Pennsylvania’s Inclusive Practices initiative in addition to leading development of resources and modules in regard to effective instructional practices for students with disabilities.  She has 37 years’ experience in education.  Sharon was a classroom instructor for 19 years prior to becoming a consultant with general and special educators within regular schools. Sharon has represented PA through participation with several federal grants and has also provided training to educators and families in Louisiana and Texas in regard to inclusive educational practices.
Sharon is currently supporting the work with PDE and Bureau of Special Education to support instruction of the PA Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities through development and application of the alternate eligible content.

Jared Campbell is an educational consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) in Harrisburg.  Before working at PaTTAN, he taught high school mathematics and served as a district curriculum coordinator for math and science.  His current work is focused on improving mathematics instruction and building multi-tiered systems of support.