Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 8: Supplementary Aids and Services

Module 8 is the eighth in a series of nine professional development modules designed to provide an overview of the Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies described in the Optimized Inclusive Practices (OIP) in Pennsylvania Framework. The modules are designed to support district and school leaders, classroom educators, related service providers and others in the implementation of optimized inclusive practices with a special focus on students with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities in Pennsylvania. The OIP Framework outlines Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies in eight focused areas. Module 8 provides an overview of Big Idea H : the use of supplementary services to support to ensure that a student with disabilities is successful and meets their goals within an inclusive setting.

Act 48 credits may be available through your LEA. Participants are encouraged to discuss options for Act 48 credits with their district or IU BEFORE completing the OIP Framework Professional Development Modules. LEAs may require submission of specific documentation (certificate of course completion and documentation of completion of course activities) in order to receive credit.

Opens on July 25th, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 8: Supplementary Aids and Services

About This Course

Section Descriptions:
Section 1 - This section introduces the OIP Framework and the objectives for Module 8 OIP Framework Focus Area H: Supplementary Aides and Services
Section 2 - Pre-assessment
Section 3 - This section will describe the conceptual and legal foundations to help illustrate the importance of carefully considering Supplementary Aids and Services when determining educational programming for students with disabilities
Section 4 - This section will outline section H of the OIP Framework, which focuses on what the educational team needs to consider when determining which supports to implement to ensure a student with disabilities is successful and meets their goals within an inclusive setting
Section 5 - This section will go into detail about the four categories of SaS and provide an activity to assist teams in considering a variety of supports
Section 6 - Post Assessment
Section 7 - Resources
The following materials are provided for use throughout this module: 1. The OIP Framework document 2. A graphic organizer to use for reflections.  In each section you will find materials in two formats: 1. A narrated PowerPoint 2. An accessible pdf version of the PowerPoint. The Process you will follow: In this module you will be asked to review the Concepts and Competencies for Big Idea F, reflect briefly on your program's current status related to each Concept and consider how the OIP Framework could be used to support inclusive practices in your program Instructions: Each section will include materials that can be downloaded and/or printed. The PowerPoints are provided in both a narrated and pdf version. To hear narrations, please click on each slide to advance to the next slide. The narration will begin automatically. The pdf version of the PowerPoint is NOT narrated. All of the text used in the narration is included in the notes section of each slide. If you have not already done so in previous modules, please download and/or print a copy of the OIP Framework to use as a reference throughout the module.


  • Certificate of Completion of Optimized Inclusive Practices Module 8: Supplementary Aids and Services

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