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Individualized Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum: An Introduction to Student Portfolios and Project-Based Learning

Posted by , 9 Mo. Ago



July 18, 2018


12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT/ 3pm ET

60 minutes


Teachers and other professionals serving students who are deaf-blind.


Pairing the Expanded Core Curriculum with project-based learning (also known as inquiry-based instruction) creates an ideal platform to teach students with visual impairments and deaf-blindness. Centered on student-specific needs, these projects teach students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The presentation will include:

  • Case studies of students in elementary and secondary school
  • Practical tips for IEP goals
  • Portfolio projects for young students or students who have mild to moderate additional disabilities


Rachel Anne Schles, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, NLCSD (National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities) Scholar, University of Pittsburgh


Participants will be able to describe:

  • How to develop a portfolio rubric and IEP goals with instructional activities based on student needs in the expanded core curriculum.
  • The basics of project-based learning and how it can promote practical and real-world instruction for students with visual impairments including deaf-blindness

Webinar Materials:

Will Low Vision Exam Transcript

Hand Out #1 

Hand Out #2 

Hand Out #3 

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The webinar will be recorded and captioned. If you miss the webinar, you can find the recorded materials in our archived webinars list.

Comments (2)

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Peggy Malloy

Posted 8 Mo. Ago by Peggy Malloy

This webinar looks exciting. Just checking, no preregistration required?

Christa Gicklhorn

Posted 8 Mo. Ago by Christa Gicklhorn

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