Journey to the Core: Creating a Core Vocabulary for the Common Core

Students with complex communication needs face challenges while accessing curriculum.  These challenges have become increasingly complex with the addition of the Common Core State Standards. This presentation includes a list of core vocabulary words (K-12), which reflect both existing research and vocabulary required for academics. To “Be the Future,” all students must be provided with communication that supports engagement and learning in academic settings. 1. Participants will be able to evaluate the ways in which core vocabulary can be selected in order to support the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  2. Participants will be able to identify the ways that the core vocabulary discussed during this session can support students grades K-12 with varying levels of ability. 3. Participants will be able to describe the many ways in which core vocabulary can be used across settings.  4.  Participants will be able to identify specific skills that are supported through the use of thoughtfully selected core vocabulary. 5. Participants will be able to identify ways to incorporate the suggested vocabulary into both new systems, and existing systems.

Allison Dennis