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Course Syllabus Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Students with Disabilities

Instructor: Availability:

Joy Brown During district elementary contract hours (8:15-4:15, M-F). I am available for face-to-face discussion at your site by appointment. I can also be reached by phone at ext. 4040. Because I travel among 12 buildings in the district, email is often the fastest way to reach me (jbrown@usd232.org). I typically respond to emails in 24 hours (or less!).

Timeline:

Offered quarterly in conjunction with the current school year calendar. The course will be 9 weeks in duration. All lessons and course materials will be delivered online via the course website. (http://accessibletext.weebly.com) This course was created to support our department goal of increasing the use of AIM with students who have a print-based disability. The course is designed to provide staff with the necessary knowledge for AIM decision-making and implementation in the classroom setting. By the end of the course, case managers will be able to determine whether or not a student qualifies for AIM, and if so, will select the appropriate materials for use. The teacher will demonstrate knowledge of AIM basic information. The teacher will be able to complete the SETT framework chart. The teacher will follow the correct procedure to administer and score the PAR assessment. 4. The teacher will create an AIM trial/implementation plan for a student and will use trial data to inform accommodation decisions.
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District (or personal) laptop Internet resources Handouts (located within course lessons)

Textbook:

None. Please download the Protocol for Accommodations in Reading manual/materials for lesson 3. The PAR is free, and can be located online at www.donjohnston.com/par. You will need to register your contact information to complete the download.

Grading:

This course will be graded as pass/fail. Upon completing and passing the course, you will earn a total of four hours of Professional Development (PD) points. This credit will be given via the districts My Learning Plan website. Typically, each lesson will include a pre-assessment, discussion thread, assignment, and post-assessment. Passing criteria for each item is located on the respective lesson page. In order to pass the course, you will need to meet the passing criteria for all lessons. Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lesson Title AIM 101 (Overview) AIM 101 Ready, SETT, Go! Ready, SETT, Go! On PAR with Reading Accommodations On PAR with Reading Accommodations AIM Tools, Trials, and the IEP AIM Tools, Trials, and the IEP AIM Tools, Trials, and the IEP Assignments Due (Fri, 4PM) Pre-test, discussion posts Concept map, post-test Pre-test (KWL), discussion posts SETT model, Post-test (KWL) Pre-assessment: discussion question Completed PAR protocol, discussion posts (including postassessment reflection post) Pre-test, discussion posts None (work on AIM trial logs) AIM trial log, post-test

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Course Schedule:

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Professional Development Credit: Tip for Success:

Upon completing and passing the course, you will earn a total of four hours of Professional Development (PD) points. This credit will be given via the districts My Learning Plan website. Before you begin the course, you might find it helpful to consider the students on your caseload. Which students currently need materials read aloud? Could they benefit from materials that would allow them to access the curriculum independently? Try to have 2-3 students in mind as you begin the first lesson.