Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 7: Effective Instructional Practices (Concepts G.2 and G.3)

Module 7 is the seventh 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.

The OIP Framework outlines Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies in eight focused areas. OIP PD Modules 6 and 7 provide an overview of Big Idea G: Effective teachers work to engage all students and recognize their responsibilities for the learning of all students. Module 7 focuses on two concepts under Big Idea G: Concept G.2: "Assessment regularly occurs and drives the instruction for all students", and Concept G.3: "Educators effectively coordinate instructional support provided by paraprofessionals." 

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 June 29th, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 7: Effective Instructional Practices (Concepts G.2 and G.3)

About This Course

Section Descriptions:
Section 1 - Goals and objectives for Module 7 
Section 2 - Pre-assessment for Module 7
Section 3 - Concept G.2: Multiple Means of Assessment
This section will focus on strategies for assessment to support optimized inclusive practices. Resources and strategies for multiple measures and types of assessments will be discussed with an emphasis on formative assessment to support instruction.
Section 4 - Concept G.3: Instructional Support and Paraprofessionals 
This section will review strategies for working with paraprofessionals to support instruction, student learning and independence. Links to resources, websites and training materials related to student self-advocacy, paraprofessional supports, and natural peer supports are included.
Section 5 - Resources for OIP Big Idea G
This section will provide a comprehensive list of annotated resources available to support effective instructional practices for all students, including those who have low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities. 
Section 6 - Post Assessment for Module 7

The following materials are provided for use throughout this module:
1. The OIP Framework document
2. Reflection guides (graphic organizers aligned to the PowerPoint content).
3. Materials that can be downloaded and/or printed
4. Powerpoints  
In each section you will find materials in two formats: 1. A narrated PowerPoint 2. An accessible pdf version of the PowerPoint with narration included in the notes.

The Process you will follow:
In this module you will be asked to review the Concepts and Competencies for Big Idea G, 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:   Download and click on each slide to hear narrations in the PowerPoint version.. 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 7: Effective Instructional Practices in Assessment and Paraprofessional Supports

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