Presentation on theme: "Personal Curriculum A component of student planning and support for achieving a Diploma and Postsecondary Goals Jane Dezinski – Assistant Director for."— Presentation transcript:
Personal Curriculum A component of student planning and support for achieving a Diploma and Postsecondary Goals Jane Dezinski – Assistant Director for NC RESA Jackie Knight – Principal, Newaygo High School
Support systems that lead to a Diploma Effective Education Development Plans (EDP’s) in place for all students Effective Transition plans for students with an IEP Drop-out Prevention plan ( includes notifying parents of students who are at-risk for drop-out) Personal Curriculum
Support systems to a Diploma continued… Specific Instructional Strategies in all classrooms ( ex. PEAK Learning Systems, Ruby Payne Learning Structures, Robert Marzano Classroom Instruction that Works ) Differentiated Instruction in the General Classroom Co-teaching – GE and SE teachers
Support systems to a Diploma continued… Mentoring system for struggling students Tutorial and Supplemental Educational Supports available to struggling students Assistive Technology Alternative Learning Programs On-line courses….
4 Reasons PC was developed To modify the curriculum to add more math, science, world languages and ELA than required by the MMC. For students transferring in to the district from out of state or Non-public Schools that do not follow MMC. Allow modifications of the Algebra II credit over 2 years and still meet 4 years of math requirements. Modify MMC content expectations for a student with a disability
How did we get started? District School board to decide if they want to provide this option for students to meet the MMC. Establish a committee to develop forms, procedures, and responsibilities for the PC process. (our forms on MAASE Wiki) Identify district team to participate in actual PC process when requested by parent.
Getting started continued… Provide professional development for staff involved in the PC process Pilot PC process Implement process as requested
Steps to Diploma via PC Step 1: Parent or student with permission of parent requests a Personal Curriculum ( PC ) Step 2 : PC team meets to review student data including EDP and decides on: How much of the MMC content is practicable Measurable goals Alignment with EDP goals Alignment with IEP
Step 3: PC team writes agreement and gets signature from superintendent, parent and student. Step 4; Parent monitors progress through quarterly reports from each teacher of the modified curriculum area. Student’s IEP identifies supports, accommodations and modifications. Board of LEA may award a diploma to students completing requirements of PC.
Websites for current PC information Video of the Personal Curriculum Presentation - November 2008 SBE Meeting MAASE Wiki MDE Personal Curriculum wikispace Parent Brochure: w/St.+Joseph+County+ISD+Parent+Informational+Br ochure pdf w/St.+Joseph+County+ISD+Parent+Informational+Br ochure pdf