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An Introduction to Personal Curriculums for Students with IEPs. Kathleen Kosobud Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan Kosobud51@gmail.com. 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

Kosobud51@gmail.com

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

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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?
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

dionneg@michigan.gov

517.241.6895

OR

Mary Head

Department Analyst

Curriculum and Instruction

headm1@michigan.gov

517.241.6895

Students with IEPs Questions

Sheryl Diamond

Policy Consultant

Special Education

diamonds@michigan.gov

517.335.0442

Algebra II Questions

Dan LaDue

Secondary Mathematics Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction

ladued@michigan.gov

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 ORinfo@michiganallianceforfamilies.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

1-888-597-7809 ORldamich@sbcglobal.net

Washtenaw County Chapter Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

lda.washtenaw@gmail.com