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Webinar for cohort two ius october 3 2013

Project MAXMaximizing Access and Learning:

PA Core Standards

Webinar for Cohort Two IUs

October 3, 2013


Maximizing access and learning pennsylvania core standards

MAXimizingAccess and Learning: Pennsylvania Core Standards

Purpose: Increase the capacity of Pennsylvania schools to provide all students, including those with complex instructional needs, with maximum access and learning of the general education curriculum and the PA Core Standards


Scaling up process

Scaling Up Process


Project max practice profile

Project MAX Practice Profile

6 Areas of Practice

  • Leadership

  • Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

  • Least Restrictive Environment

  • Individualized Student Supports

  • Family and Community Involvement

  • Collaboration and Problem Solving


Building capacity regional teams

Building Capacity: Regional Teams

Use of the Cascading Model for capacity building


Multi year implementation process

Multi-Year Implementation Process


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Multi-Year Implementation Process


Selection criteria

Selection Criteria

PaTTAN will work with the IU to select LEAs for participation.

Consider LEAs that:

  • Have experience in implementing other school wide practices (e.g., PBIS, RTI)

  • Have experience improving instruction for students with complex instructional needs (e.g., MPL, IU Pilot)

  • Would be able to commit the project for a minimum of 3 years

  • Have experience collecting and analyzing student level data (e.g., student improvement, achievement, LRE, etc.)

  • Are interested in ensuring that all students have access to and learning of the PA Common Core

    PaTTAN will continue to provide awareness level trainings to build readiness in LEAs for participation in future years of the project.


Lea team k 12 team

LEA Team: K-12 Team

  • LEA Leadership

    • General and Special Education Administrators

    • Principal(s)

  • LEA Team

    • Internal Coach(es)

    • General and Special Education Teachers

    • Related Service Personnel

    • Parent


Lea commitment

LEA Commitment

  • Maximize access to the Pennsylvania Core for all students with complex instructional needs, regardless of educational placement

  • Participate in the project for a minimum of three years.

  • Engage required team members

  • Identify at least one individual who will serve as the internal coach for the LEA

  • Submission of baseline, ongoing and end of year data related to school, educators and students


Lea commitment1

LEA Commitment

  • Recruit parents of students with disabilities to participate in the Project MAX training and to participate in the statewide network of parents.

  • Commitment to complete a final review of the successes and challenges regarding the implementation of Project MAX including data related to student outcomes, student achievement, and student placement.


Lea commitment professional development

LEA Commitment: Professional Development

  • Participation in the Summer Institute

    • August 4 – 7, 2014 in Hershey

    • Full team commitment and involvement

  • Participation in two on-sites each month – a team meeting and a professional development meeting (at least 2 hours per onsite)

    • Full team commitment and involvement

    • Participation in follow-up activities

  • Participation in the AT Expo in November 2014


Lea internal coach role

LEA Internal Coach: Role

  • Works closely with IU TaC and PaTTAN to build capacity within LEA Leadership and Program Staff

    • Time to coach LEA team on effective standards aligned instruction

    • Time to provide professional development

    • Time to assist in the collection and analysis of data

    • Time to support planning, problem-solving, and monthly application activities

    • Non-evaluative


Commitment lea internal coach

Commitment: LEA Internal Coach

  • Works closely with IU TaC and PaTTAN to build capacity within LEA team

    • Coach teachers on effective standards aligned instruction

    • Provide professional development

    • Assist in the collection and analysis of data

    • Support planning and problem-solving

    • Non-evaluative


Commitment lea internal coach time

Commitment: LEA Internal Coach Time

  • At least 3-4 days/month serving in this capacity.

    • 1-2 days/month – coaching the LEA teachers and staff

    • 1-2 days/month – receiving or providing professional development

    • 1-2 days/months – analyzing data to assist the team


Stipends to leas

Stipends to LEAs

  • Participating LEAs will receive funds to support collaborative team meetings, professional development, summer professional development, instructional resources and technology

    • Year One: $5,000

    • Year Two: $5,000


Evaluation data

Evaluation Data

  • Agree to submit baseline and end of year data

  • Student level data

    • Communication Skills, ELA Skills, and Math Skills

  • Educator level data

    • Educator Survey

    • MyiLOGS – Opportunity to Learn

      • Measures amount of time standards are taught

  • School and LEA level data


Data collection

Data Collection


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