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An Introduction to Personal Curriculums for Students with IEPs. Kathleen Kosobud Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan [email protected] In collaboration with Washtenaw Chapter of Learning Disabilities of MI and Michigan Alliance for Families. 4 English Credits

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An introduction to personal curriculums for students with ieps

An Introduction to Personal Curriculums for Students with IEPs

Kathleen Kosobud

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

[email protected]

In collaboration with

Washtenaw Chapter of Learning Disabilities of MI and

Michigan Alliance for Families


Michigan merit curriculum mmc started with the class of 2011

4 English Credits

4 Mathematics Credits

3 Science Credits

3 Social Studies Credits

.5 Civics

.5 Economics

1 P.E./Health Credit

1 Visual, Performing or Applied Arts Credit

2 World Languages Credits (class of 2016)

An online learning experience*

Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) started with the class of 2011

*Michigan Dept. of Education, Personal Curriculum Guidelines, August 2009


An introduction to personal curriculums for students with ieps

Supports, Services

IEP

Course of Study

Personal Curriculum (PC)

Educational Development Plan (EDP)

Post-secondary Goals

Plan of Action

Other Relevant Information


Educational development plan edp

Educational Development Plan (EDP)

  • Middle School requirement for all students

    • School counselor service: vocational interests

    • Student plan for career exploration and preparation

    • Used to select High School classes

    • Coordinates with IEP Transition Plan

  • Connects career interests to education and training


Iep transition plan

IEP Transition Plan

  • Completed at age 16 (or earlier)

  • Covers student’s Post-Secondary goals

  • Consideration of living situation

  • Career/vocational choice

  • Preferences for leisure pursuits

  • Needs for added education, training, support


Personal curriculum

Personal Curriculum

  • Lack of progress despite documented supports

  • Areas of curriculum affected by disability

  • Scope: “as much as practicable”

  • Leads to a diploma if completed

  • Requires district and parent agreement

  • Plan includes parent monitoring


Requesting a personal curriculum

Requesting a Personal Curriculum

  • May start in Middle School

  • Based on course of study identified in the IEP

  • Requested after entry to High School

  • Begins with school counselor, in collaboration with special education

  • Depends on individual student needs; not necessary in all cases; just one option

  • Districts must consider, but may decline after consideration


Diploma

Without diploma

Exit when IEP fulfilled

Alignment with career plans

Impact on placement tests, Michigan Merit Exam

Impact on further education

With diploma

Exit with diploma

Broader access to military, college, trade schools

Broader access to financial aid

NCAA eligibility

Diploma?


Questions

Questions?


Further information

Further information

  • MDE Personal Curriculum Page

    • http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

    • 0,1607,7-140-6530_30334_49879---,00.html

  • Personal Curriculum Network

    • http://personalcurriculum.ning.com/

    • Invitation link:

    • http://personalcurriculum.ning.com/?xgi=4sNsrzano8HQn8

  • ACTPoint

    • http://www.actpoint.com/mi/index.cfm


Contacts at the mde

General PC Questions

Gregg Dionne

Alternative Education Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction

[email protected]

517.241.6895

OR

Mary Head

Department Analyst

Curriculum and Instruction

[email protected]

517.241.6895

Students with IEPs Questions

Sheryl Diamond

Policy Consultant

Special Education

[email protected]

517.335.0442

Algebra II Questions

Dan LaDue

Secondary Mathematics Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction

[email protected]

517.241.6895

Contacts at the MDE


Assistance with a pc

Assistance with a PC

Your local ISD or ESA Personal Curriculum Liaison

Michigan Alliance for Families

1-800-552-4821 [email protected]

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

1-888-597-7809 [email protected]

Washtenaw County Chapter Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

[email protected]


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