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Self-directed Learning Modules

To help educators understand the Common Core State Standards and their application to students with significant cognitive disabilities, the Dynamic Learning Maps consortium has created and will continue to create self-directed learning modules. Each of the interactive modules is short (30-45 minutes on average) focuses on a single topic. When you complete a module, be certain to complete the information regarding your name, school, and state so that you will receive credit where available. If you have questions about these modules, please contact dlm@unc.edu

Module 0: Who are Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Description: This self-directed module focuses on the characteristics that distinguish students with significant cognitive disabilities who take an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards from other students with disabilities.

Module 1: Common Core Overview
Description: This self-directed module provides an introduction to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for teachers who work with students with significant cognitive disabilities who will complete the alternate assessment.

Module 2: Common Core Essential Elements
Description: This self-directed module provides an introduction to the Essential Elements that were developed by the Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium to provide links between the Common Core State Standards and grade specific expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.


For professional development help or comments, e-mail dlm@unc.edu