Meaningful Engagement and Robust Curriculum: How to do it all


November 29, 2022


Students with complex needs can and need to be engaged to connect, learn and communicate. Whether during the daily morning meeting routine or a formal literacy lesson, it is crucial for individuals to be engaged during all different types of learning opportunities.
During the session, the following elements will be discussed within Literacy Instruction (Alphabet & sound awareness, shared reading and writing based on emergent literacy routines outlined in Erickson & Koppenhaver, 2020)



Learning Outcomes:

Describe at least 3 elements used to create an engaging classroom experience for students with significant disabilities.

Describe 3 teaching strategies used during literacy instruction activity using resources you have available to you.

Identify 3 non-drill based alphabet activities.

Describe 3 ways to create Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) to promote student engagement.


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

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Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

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