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It's Not Rocket Science: Planning Language Lessons from Core Standards

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Course Requirements

Windows: Internet Explorer 7 or later, Google Chrome, Firefox 1.5 or later, Safari 3 or later.

Macintosh: Firefox 1.5 or later, Safari 3 or later.

If using an iPad, the course is best viewed in Safari, however, you may experience delays or disruptions in audio and video playback.

Note: The self-study classes are best viewed with Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later and one of these web browsers.

Students who use AAC typically receive much of their language intervention in the classroom. Given this, it is important to teach vocabulary and language concepts as well as academic content when delivering curriculum. In order to achieve this, often the curriculum may need to be modified and the essence of the core standard identified to match the abilities and learning styles of the students.This class focuses on using backwards planning as a method to create authentic and meaningful lessons for emerging communicators.  After this class you will be able to:

  • Explain why you need to teach language during standards-based instruction for students using AAC
  • Create a child-friendly learning target out of a national or state standard
  • Start and end a language lesson by stating the learning target and reviewing the target vocabulary

Video of educators and emerging communicators who use AAC will be shown to demonstrate the various stages of creating a lesson using backwards planning. This class is intended for people who educate students who use AAC in a classroom setting. 

You may watch the entire recording or choose the section that meets you need.


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