2018 Individualized Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum: An Introduction to Student Portfolios and Project-Based Learning

by NCDB on Jul 18, 2018
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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 includes:

  • 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

Learning Objectives:

Participants are 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

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Will Low Vision Exam Transcript

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