Published on June 18, 2013
A 4-Step Color-Coded Frameworkto Adapt CurriculumJune 19-20, 2013Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesT.H.E.P.A.C.T.
Schedule- Day 1 8:30-10:00- Basic Principles of T.H.E. P.A.C.T.framework 10:00-10:15- Break and look at examples 10:15-12:00- Learn About Module 12:00-1:00- Lunch 1:00-2:30- Read About Modules 2:30-4:30- Plan and develop Learn About & ReadAbout Modules2Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
ObjectivesParticipants will demonstrate understandingof the four modules in T.H.E. P.A.C.T.systematic framework as it relates toadapting curriculum for special needs students.Participants will write activity descriptions andmini lesson plans for each module.Participants will integrate resources to adaptgeneral education curriculum using T.H.E.P.A.C.T. in a variety of formats such as low-tech, computer-based, and mobiletechnology.3Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Adapting InstructionFor learners of any age or any disabilityFor learners at any level ofliteracy developmentMini Presentation for ColleaguesPhylMacomber4Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Getting StartedYou do not have tostart from scratch!Consider student’s strengthsand preferencesUse materials already available to fit intoTHE PACT systemConnect THE PACT to current IEP goalsand curriculumBelieve you can do it5Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
T.H.E. P.A.C.T. FrameworkThe learning objectives for each moduleConsistent learning activities and formatsused for each objectiveCorresponding assistive technology solutionfor each learning activity in each module6Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Learner Interest ProfileAvailable AT Supports7Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
JaneFifth gradeLearner challenges Reads at 1st grade level Listening comprehension at 3rd grade level Handwriting is slow, large, laborious DistractibleCurriculum 5th grade gen ed collaborative classroom One period daily with a special ed teacherIEP goals- reading & written language8Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
LearnerInterestProfile9Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Integrated AssistiveTechnology SupportsDo not start from scratch Use what you have What works for the studentBlend of high and low tech supportsMatched to student interests and needsEasy to use for the studentand the team10Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
AvailableATSupports11Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Visually green Border Container BackgroundReceptiveBuilding word knowledge and meaningVocabulary bank accountDetermine an appropriate range ofvocabulary words for your target student12Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About Module
Uses explicit & implicit teaching methodsErrorless learning or skill based formatsTeaching not testingnot asking questions here!Relate to the individual’s personalexperience and prior knowledge whenteaching vocabulary related to thecurriculum unitNeed to be matched to the learner’s interest13Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About Module
Make a My Words DictionaryObjective: Using assistive technologysupports, the student will match up to10curriculum-based vocabulary words to adefinition by placing a picture-word cardwith the definition on the page.14Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesErrorless Learn About
15Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About:My Words Dictionary
Script: Name the curriculumtopic, “Time to learn about the lifecycle of the frog.” Point to and name each vocabularyitem:, “tadpole, hatch, algae, frog.” Instruct the learner to select a picture and place iton the scene Name the picture as you pointto it, giving descriptive feedbackin a meaningfulsentence, “The tadpolehatches from an egg.”16Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About: Build a Scene
Skill Based FormatsMemory/ConcentrationPlay BingoPlay Tic-Tac-ToeLabel a PictureWord SearchesSorting17Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About: Skill Based
Lesson Script: Set up the game boardName each vocabulary item as you putit on the board, “Time tolearn about Abe Lincoln.” Roll the adapted diethat has pictures on it.Name the item rolled andreview a definition of the vocabularyword, e.g., “Log cabin, a log cabin is thebuilding that was Abe Lincoln’s home.”18Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About:Play a Board Game
19Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesMake a Vocabulary Game
20Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesBoardmaker Learn About
21Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesClicker 6 Learn About
www.unique.n2y.com Unique Learning System is anonline, dynamic, standards-based curriculumspecifically designed for special learners. Six gradebands- purchase separately. (IEC pricing discount) Subscribers download monthly instructionalthematic units. Each unit contains 30 lesson plansand downloadable materials. Materials are created using SymbolStix graphics.Unit lesson plans define three levels ofdifferentiation to accommodate the diversity oflearners.Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services 22Unique CurriculumLearn About
23Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesThere’s an App for ThatLearn About
4 years old, attends preschool fourdays per week IEP goals for social interaction and playskills, functional communication, math and literacy Relies on structure and routine for security and to knowexpectations; relies on visual supports forschedule, communication and play Strengths: visual problem-solving skills, physical andverbal imitation skills Preferences: iPad, being outside, music, carsand trucks24Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About Sample: Cayden
ModuleActivitiesPlan25Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesMyWords DictionaryMatching- Bits Board appMemory KingListen to a StoryMatch the picture to the bookListen to a Story SummaryWatch a video,Listen to a BookWrite a SentenceWrite a WordName thePictureAnswer WHQuestionsComprehensionBuildstoExpression
Type of dictionaryNumber ofvocabulary wordsOther Learn Aboutformats based onlearningchallenges, preferences& learning goals26Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesExample Learn About: Jane
Plan the objectives and learningactivities for the Learn About modulefor your targeted student. Learner Challenges, Learner Activity InterestProfile, and Available AT SupportsFirst, fill-in the top box in the Learn Aboutmodule with the number of vocabulary wordsthe student will learn in each new curriculumunitNext, fill-in the bottom box with Learn AboutActivities the student will use to learn singleword vocabulary at the beginning of eachnew unit27Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About Plan for Success
LearnAboutChecklist28Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
29Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesLearn About Activities
Receptive language based moduleVisually blueBorderContainerBackground ReceptiveListen to or read about vocabulary inphrases, sentences, and paragraphs to gainmore knowledge on the topicAcquires further knowledge on the curriculumcontent despite literacy challenges30Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesRead About Module
Matched to student strengths &preferencesCan be set up with “reading to learn” activitiesas well as “learning to read” activity formatsConsider formats that can be usedacross modules“Developing a library of resources for our learnersto complement their explicit in-person instructionestablishes and sets up independent learningopportunities and formats for the review andpractice of curriculum material.”(Macomber 2010)31Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesRead About Module
Decrease the student’sdependence on adults Increase learningBuild independenceIncrease self confidenceExamples E-books with reading software Text to speech software Apps with built-in readers Create customized books32Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesTechnology EnhancesRead About
Individualize the ActivitiesDesign & format activities based on thestudent’s expressive &receptive languagelevels and overall cognitive development.Increase the chance of learner “buy-in” bymaking a personal connection to their life.33Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
Lesson Script: Name the curriculum topic.“Time to read about ___. Let’s build your book.”Review the target vocabulary instruct thelearner to place a picture on each pageof the book.Write the sight word inthe blank on the page.Start at the beginning ofthe book and read the page sets to the learner.Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services 34Read About: Build a Book
Learning Objective Student will preview an adapted book summaryusing a talking pen to activate a talking label. Student will listen to sentence-based information on curriculum topicsrelated to academics & life skills.Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services 35Read About:Hear a Storyboard
Instruct the learner to activate eachtarget and listen to therecorded messageModel as neededHeartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services 36Read About:Hear an Idea Map
Listen to a SummaryListen to a Character MapRead a Time Line, Sequence, or HierarchyBuild a Venn DiagramMatching/Naming/Selecting WordsListen to or Read a Prediction37Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesMore Read About Ideas
38Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesMake a Hear an Idea Map
39Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesBoardmaker Read About
40Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesClicker 6 Read About
41Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesThere’s an App for ThatRead About
Tarheel Reader www.tarheelreader.comBookflix, Trueflix, Tales2Go, http://media.aea11.k12.ia.us/HAEA11Media/ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/Special Education Techology http://www.setbc.org/curriculumset/default.aspxTeacher tube http://teachertube.com/42Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesRead About Resources
Carrie Tibben, Audubon High School43Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesCase Example
Reading to learn andlearning to readMulti-sensoryActive and involvedSame format different colorLearner goals, preferences, challenges andavailable AT supports44Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesJane’s Read About
Use the Learner Challenges, LearnerActivity Interest Profile, & Available ATSupport to plan objectives & learningactivities for each moduleFor each new curriculum unit& for each student fill-in the Read About with the typeof reading activities that willexpand their comprehension Specific Read About Activitiesthe student will use45Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesRead About Plan for Success
ReadAboutChecklist46Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
47Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology ServicesMake Read About Activities
T.H.E. P.A.C.T. ResourcesThe Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. book is inHeartland’s Professional LibraryAbout T.H.E. P.A.C.T. http://www.aboutthepact.com/ Subscribe to the newsletter Watch the video interview with Phyl T. MacomberBoardmakershare http://www.boardmakershare.com/ Search for “quick actions” to find setupsLearninggrids, Clicker 6 https://www.learninggrids.com/us/WelcomePage.aspx48Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
ReferencesMacomber, P. T. (2010). The power oft.h.e. p.a.c.t.. West Windsor, Vermont:Make A Difference, Inc.49Heartland AEA 11 Assistive Technology Services
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