Professional Development Packages

Foundations of Instruction in DLM

This package provides educators with 5 hours of foundational content regarding the DLM system and the students who participate in DLM alternate assessments. Divided across 5 modules, the content can be split across five sessions or combined to meet local needs.   

Getting Started with Students Working at an Initial Precursor Linkage Level

This package provides educators with 10 hours of important content and pedagogical knowledge pertaining to students with the most complex disabilities who are working at an Initial Precursor linkage level in the DLM alternate assessments in English language arts and mathematics. Divided across 10 modules, the content can be split across 10 sessions or combined to meet local needs.   

From Shared Reading to Reading Comprehension

This package provides educators with 5 hours of professional development focus on reading instruction beginning with supporting engagement and interaction during shared reading and moving to reading and listening with comprehension. Divided across 5 modules, the content can be split across five sessions or combined to meet local needs.   

From Emergent Writing to Written Composition

This package provides educators with 10 hours of professional development focus on reading instruction beginning with supporting engagement and interaction during shared reading and moving to reading and listening with comprehension. Divided across 10 modules, the content can be split across five sessions or combined to meet local needs.   

Moving Students from Initial to Distal Precursor Linkage Levels in Mathematics

This package provides educators with 10 hours of professional development focus on emergent mathematics understandings for students with complex disabilities participating in the DLM Alternate Assessment in Mathematics at the Initial Precursor or Distal Precursor levels. Divided across 10 modules, the content can be split across five sessions or combined to meet local needs.