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Introducing the Updated High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities

Introducing the Updated High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities
Dr. Michael Kennedy and Dr. Terese Aceves
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In this session, we introduce the High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities (2nd Edition), which have been revised and updated to reflect the challenges of modern classrooms. A core addition is the interpretation and analysis of how the HLPs work together (as compared to individual, standalone practices), and alongside evidence-based practices to improve teacher practice and student outcomes. Presenters will introduce the terms pillar and embedded HLPs.

Pillar practices are six key HLPs that are most foundational for teaching and learning drawn from the reconfigured domains (Collaboration, Data-Driven Planning, Instruction in Behavior and Academics, and Intensify and Intervene as Needed). Embedded practices are the remaining 16 original HLPs that are core to supporting the effectiveness of the pillars. The presenters will also introduce and define the term culturally informed pedagogies and practices (CIPP), which are overlaid and considered alongside the pillar and embedded HLPs to better reflect the realities of modern teaching.

Finally, as compared to the original text, the presenters will highlight robust examples of HLP implementation spanning the various grade and age levels and highlight essential research backing the use of the various practices.

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