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AIS Professional Development
Lesson Plans that Work! Differentiation for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.

AIS Professional Development

Academic Performance
Increased Learning Time
Teacher Quality
Use of Quality Data to Drive Instruction

Important Session Information:

**Join us as we welcome guest speaker and trainer, Ayo Jones to Region 20. She will be with us for the day to talk to teachers and staff on lesson planning and differentiation with students with significant cognitive disabilities.**

Lesson Plans that Work! Differentiation for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.

Differentiation – it's a buzzword that always finds its way into conversations about teaching students with significant disabilities. How do you make a single activity work for students with varying levels of abilities, especially when some students face unique challenges like being nonverbal or needing extensive support?

Well, we've got your back with "Lesson Plans That Work! Differentiation for Students with Significant Disabilities". Because let's face it – designing lessons for these students should never feel like a chore. In fact, it should be a breeze when you know what to teach and how to tailor it.

This power-packed session is your guide to unlocking the art of lesson planning and differentiation. Brace yourself for an action-packed agenda:

  1. Making Sense of the TEKS: Dive deep into the curriculum framework, vertical alignment, and essence statements to align your teaching goals.      
  2. Writing Lesson Plans: Discover the secret sauce to crafting lesson plans that perfectly suit YOUR students' needs. Yep, we're talking templates and step-by-step guidance!      
  3. Using Stations and Rotations: Level up your teaching game by effectively addressing prerequisite skills through classroom rotations.       
  4. Differentiation Demystified: Learn simple techniques to adapt activities and flex classroom resources to support your students.      
  5. Levels of Support: Master the art of using the prompting hierarchy to build student independence and growth.  
  6. Response Modes: Uncover how ALL students can express their knowledge, no matter their abilities.

But here's the kicker – this isn't just theory. We're all about practice. Get ready for hands-on breakout sessions where you can hone your skills and strategies in real time. And guess what? You'll even have the chance to create a customized lesson plan tailored to YOUR classroom and students.

Are you ready to transform your lesson planning game and revolutionize the way you differentiate for students with significant disabilities? If the answer is a resounding yes, then mark your calendar and join us for this transformative session.

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special ed, Ayo provides educators teaching students with disabilities just what they need to survive and thrive. In her nearly 20 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities, and reached millions with her blog at NoodleNook.Net.

Ayo has delivered professional development throughout the United States and is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas. She also does outreach to teachers of students with disabilities in Ghana, West Africa, where she currently lives. Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers content worldwide.


Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Contact Person:
Kyla Shannon
Kyla Shannon
Date Time Location
2/20/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Pine Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
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