Thematic Units to Teach Students with Disabilities Academics Connected to the CCSS

Using thematic units to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities allows educators to teach a wide variety of skills that are connected to the Common Core State Standards CCSS. It will describe how thematic units connected to the CCSS can teach a diverse group of learners from a variety of grades.This presentation will discuss how teaching thematic units can maximize learning for all abilities. Learner Outcomes 1. Learners will understanding how thematic units can be taught to students with Moderate to severe disabilities. 2. Learners will understand how to connect a thematic unit to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 3. Learners will work in small groups to begin the process of planning a thematic unit.

Glenda Hyer, Karena Cooper-Duffy