This section contains excerpts from interviews and classroom lessons of teachers and paraprofessionals educating students with complex cognitive and/or physical support needs. These video clips also illustrate the effective utilization of supplementary aids and services, including assistive technology devices.
Teacher Interviews and Conferences
Teacher Lesson Plans. Click on the links below to view the lesson plans prepared for standards based classroom instruction for all students, including students with complex support needs. (See Classroom Instruction Video Clips section on this page.)
Reading, Kindergarten (Margaret Welch, Linda Szendrey; Lycoming Valley Elem. School)
Reading, Grade 1 (Kara Treweek; Pleasant Gap Elementary School)
Language Arts/Reading, Grade 5 (Tammy Amacher, Pamela Mertel; Grandinetti Elem. School)
Mathematics, Kindergarten (Sue Turchetta, Loretta Worrick; Mill Hall Elementary School)
Mathematics, Grade 2 (Shelby Foltz, Wingate Elementary School)
Chemistry, Grades 9-12 (Christine Dent, Mary Lawton, Berwick High School)
Environmental Science, Grades 11-12 (Eric Mitcheltree, Muncy Junior-Senior High School)
German I, Grades 9-10 (Barbara Simpson, Tara Pleskonko; Clearfield Area High School)
What accommodations do you provide in order for students with complex support needs to meet their IEP learning objectives (differentiated activities, materials and/or assignments, assistive technology/devices, seating arrangements, peer assistance, etc.)?
Classroom Instruction Video Clips
The general education teacher is the main provider of the instruction/assessment or shared teaching is evident. (A paraprofessional or other adult may be available to assist the student when necessary, but the student is viewed as attentive to the teacher, and the teacher is attentive to the student.)