Historically, general education content standards were considered "inaccessible" for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Today, teachers' expectations have increased as these students demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills as a result of their educational program. The 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) introduced this important change in the education for students with significant cognitive disabilities; that all students with disabilities must have access to the general curriculum, be involved in the general curriculum, and progress in the general curriculum.
Through these modules, you will be able to identify the purpose and structure of the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended (OACS-E). The OACS-E's will be applied to a standards-based instructional program that is applicable to the education of students with significant cognitive disabilities. As you advance through the modules, you will be introduced to appropriate methods, tools, and strategies specific to academic content areas.
Knowledge of the general education content standards, as well as extensions to these standards, provides the foundation for successful educational planning for all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities. Each module is designed to provide training and information to participants wanting to meet the educational needs of these students.
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To begin, visit the "Module Navigator" on the OACS-E Dashboard where modules are organized by category. Click on a category tab to view the modules in that category. To view an alphabetical list of all modules, click on the "Browse Alphabetically" tab. To enter a module, click on the module title. To view details about a module, including module authors, contributors, and time to complete, click on the arrow to the right of the module title. To view details on module authors and contributors, click on the author's or contributor's name.
It is easy to print your pre- and post-assessment results after you have completed a module. First, visit the "Module Navigator" on the OACS-E Dashboard. Click on the "Print Assessment Results" icon in the upper right corner of the tab pane to see a list of your pre- and post-assessment results. Find the assessment results that you would like to print and click on the "PDF" link.
In order to download the certificate for the OACS-E Overview Modules, you must complete all of the OACS-E Overview Modules. Once you complete all of these modules, you can find and download your certificate in the "Your Certificates" tab.
In order to download certificates for the OACS-E Content-Specific Modules, you must first complete all of the OACS-E Overview Modules. You will then be eligible to download a certificate for each of the OACS-E Content-Specific Modules once you have completed each module. You can find and download your certificates in the "Your Certificates" tab.
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