Alternate Eligible Content for Writing Modules
Monday March 18, 2019
Module I: Alternate Ways to Demonstrate Writing
This module will take participants through a variety of activities and experiences to consider what writing can look like for students who are often nontraditional writers. It will explore how students with significant cognitive disabilities can be actively engaged in the writing process, and what alternative written products can look like. Pennsylvania’s definition of writing as developed by stakeholders will be explored, and translated into possibilities for students, Grades 3-11.Module II: Getting Familiar with Alternate Eligible Content and Intents
Within this module, participants will have an opportunity to explore the alternate eligible content within writing, the strands addressed and the larger broad statements that enable teachers to set reasonable targets for all students. How the AEC was developed will be shared and opportunity to examine the AEC in closer depth will be part of the interactive experience. Resources will be shared that can be very useful in the classroom.Module III: The Essentialization Process
This module will have participants interact with developing reasonable targets, using AEC, within writing for each student. Using the essentialization process, participants will explore examples and non-examples and create their own! Considerations and ideas for data collection will also be presented.