The Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Public TV, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at UNC Chapel Hill partnered to create a new and exciting resource. On the site, you’ll find videos of teachers engaged in reading and writing instruction with students with significant cognitive disabilities. The students range in… Continue reading New Videos of Instruction Targeting the DLM Essential Elements
We have been working to identify existing resources that might be useful to you as you work to teach the DLM Essential Elements. We’ve organized what we’ve found so far on Pinterest Boards. Here is a list of boards for you to check out: DLM: Compose and Decompose Numbers https://www.pinterest.com/cgreer7/dlm-compose-and-decompose-numbers/ DLM: Data Analysis and Probability https://www.pinterest.com/cgreer7/dlm-data-analysis-and-probability/ DLM:… Continue reading Pinterest Boards
We have updated the professional development site! You’ll now find all of the modules at https://www.dlmpd.com/. Now that the modules are complete, we have organized them based on the DLM Claims and Conceptual Areas. This should help you access modules that address instruction related to the Claims and Conceptual Areas you are addressing at each level. If you… Continue reading New Professional Development Site
You can learn about writing instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities through the DLM Professional Development Modules. The modules you want to look for include: Module 12: Writing: Text Types and Purposes Module 16: Writing with Alternate Pencils NOTE: This module is especially important if you have students with significant motor impairments. Module 26: Writing Information… Continue reading Want to Know About Teaching Writing?
Check out the link to Instructional Resources above to find new resources posted about Alternate Pencils. The resources needed to create the color-coded eye-gaze frame and print alphabet flip chart are available for you to download free-of-charge.
Check out this cool video about Tar Heel Reader. It was created by a colleague and friend in Europe, Paul Andres.
Three new self-directed modules went live today. The three focus on writing instruction aligned to the DLM Essential Elements for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The modules are: Writing: Text Types and Purposes Publication and Distribution of Writing Writing: Research and Range of Writing Find these and other modules on the DLM web site at:… Continue reading Three new modules on WRITING!!!
We’ve just posted the 12th self-directed module. This one is on speaking and listening. Given the characteristics of the population of students with significant cognitive disabilities, it is really a module on Expressive and Receptive Communication. We look forward to your feedback. Enjoy! You can find the link to this module and others at: www.dlmpd.com
Want to learn more about the entire Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System This overview movie might be a good place to start.
Watch this short video to learn about Learning Maps. They play an important role in the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment.