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Looking forward to Graduation: IEP’s, EDP’s, PC’s, Transitions and the MMC

Looking forward to Graduation: IEP’s, EDP’s, PC’s, Transitions and the MMC

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  1. Looking forward to Graduation: IEP’s, EDP’s, PC’s, Transitions and the MMC Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments Annual Retreat September 24, 2011 Kathleen Kosobud Teacher Consultant Kosobud51@gmail.com

  2. 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

  3. Supports, Services IEP Course of Study Diploma (Personal Curriculum) Educational Development Plan (EDP) Post-secondary Goals Plan of Action Other Relevant Information

  4. 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

  5. Supports, Services IEP Course of Study Diploma (Personal Curriculum) Educational Development Plan (EDP) Post-secondary Goals Plan of Action Other Relevant Information

  6. 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 • MI-TOP, Michigan’s Transition Outcomes Project (http://mi-top.cenmi.org/Home.aspx)

  7. Considerations for an Expanded Core Curriculum (under IDEA) • Extended time may be needed • Orientation and mobility • Social interaction skills • Independent living • Recreation and leisure • Career and technical education • Assistive technologies • Visual efficiency • Technical assistance from MI Low Incidence Outreach: (http://mde-lio.cenmi.org/)

  8. Supports, Services IEP Course of Study Educational Development Plan (EDP) Diploma (Personal Curriculum) Post-secondary Goals Plan of Action Other Relevant Information

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. Questions? Special thanks for the expertise of: Collette Bauman Director, MDE Low Incidence Outreach http://mde-lio.cenmi.org/ and  Susan LaVenture President, National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

  13. Assistance with the Michigan Merit Curriculum and Transition Your area ISD or ESA: Personal Curriculum Liaison Transition Specialist TeacherConsultant for the Visually Impaired Your local school: School Counselor Special Education Coordinator

  14. 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