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Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) 2013
San Antonio, Texas
|Meaningful Inclusion and Learning Outcomes for Complex Students Using Systematic Structured Teaching|
|Date:||Saturday, April 6, 2013
Inclusive Technology Consultant from Sherwood Park, Alberta
Phyl T. Macomber
Make A Difference, Inc.
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an amazing tool that is beyond the intended audience of special education. It should be implemented for all students in regular ed classrooms to enhance study skills and gain strategies to be a learner. It is clearly considered to be 'best teaching practices.'"
"Phyl's passion is infectious. Phyl 'walks the walk' and her credibility is very high as she speaks from experience. Phyl's corporation title - Make A Difference, Inc. - says it all!"
"Each module of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been designed with empirical evidence about optimal instruction and learning, and the results are proof positive."
"Learning about T.H.E. P.A.C.T. gave me new motivation and clearly shows the 'how to do whatever needs to be done' for ALL students in a comprehensive and easy manner."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has endless possibilities for ALL students - not just those with disabilities."
"I listen to and read about technology in education every day. This system makes complete sense for all teachers. This is an excellent example of an instructional method that is necessary for some and good for ALL."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. brings differentiated instruction to a great new level!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has re-stimulated my commitment to my profession."
"I have worked in the public school systems that embraced the full inclusion model for over 20 years. The biggest challenge is adapting curriculum so that all students can be successful leaners as well as successful participants in the classroom. Phyl has it figured out!"
"I love that Phyl actually works with real students and knows the structure and limitations of the school setting!"
"I truly feel that this system is beneficial for regular education instruction - particularly in the area of writing. Phyl, your energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to this project are contagious!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. allows us to keep lessons fresh without needing to reinvent the wheel for each concept with consistent and predictable lessons."
"Phyl's color-coded framework is genius for busy teachers and struggling students. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. just makes good sense!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has streamlined the preparation of adapted age-appropriate curriculum materials and allowed for the usage of the same Learn About, Read About, Write About, Talk About presentation formats across the different topic areas. T.H.E.P.A.C.T. is the best!"
"The feature of the program that I find to be the most beneficial is that fact that is melds old forms with new functions to target receptive and expressive language development."
"I have used T.H.E. P.A.C.T. and purchased resources on the framework. It has helped me dramatically improve the learning experiences of my students, as well as give my paraeducators and myself a common approach to utilize. I love the simplicity behind T.H.E. P.A.C.T."
"Following T.H.E. P.A.C.T. format for designing literacy units has made learning fun for the students and decreased hours of preparation time for me."
"Using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has brought a new micro-focus to my curriculum planning. I have always known what I want my students to understand, now I know how to get them there."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the answer to your prayers. You'll never wonder 'Hmmm, what should we do today?'"
"I love that I can use the resources that I already have within T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework!"
"You have taken all of the things that those of us in the field do and made it so organized, individualized, and systematic. I LOVE IT. It makes so much sense!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is like the KWL (Know, Want, Learn) chart for effective teaching! It encompasses all the key elements of essential instruction."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a logical way to organize instruction across all language strands and developmental levels."
"I work with older students with learning disabilities and the concepts of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will be effective and a good influence."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. offers incredible ideas for adapting teaching - especially writing - and I appreciate that finally someone has introduced a SYSTEM for instruction."
"I love it when I am able to witness an 'ah-ha' moment - when teachers and paraprofessionals recognize that T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is exactly what their student needs."
"This is doable and I CAN DO IT."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is real-life knowledge that is just successful!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will revolutionize how I interact with my students! It is so practical and well-organized."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been eye opening and mind blowing!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. can be applied to all areas of the curriculum and the repetition of formats will reduce the cognitive demands on the students and the staff."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provides multisensory learning in a very teacher-friendly manner. The sequential Learn About, Read About, Write About, and Talk About modules provide the necessary repetition of concepts using various low and high tech tools - it is excellent."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the (T) hottest (H) example (E) of how to provide strategies and skills to our students based on their individual intelligence through a progressive (P), accessible (A), comprehensive (C), and transferrable (T) framework."
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a great way to make grade level curriculum accessible to all learners."
"With T.H.E. P.A.C.T., you can use the ideas tomorrow!"
"Phyl is giving us our 'outside of school' life back! No more working late into the evening modifying and creating for every curriculum topic."
"When educators ask me how I adapt curriculum for my intensive needs population, I simply tell them that I use T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Framework. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the answer to adapting curriculum. I will never use anything else!"
"T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an easy framework for adapting any curriculum to any individual using the tools that are already available to you. Learners will have a practical framework to understand new information and communicate their new knowledge. You will have consistent tools to record progress, capitalize on a learner's strengths, and target areas for remediation."
"By using T.H.E. P.A.C.T., math skills can be improved using consistent learning activities and predictable AT supports for the required methods of drill, practice, and repetition. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provides a consistent framework for presenting math concepts in a clear, concise format, allowing for varied activities and differentiated learning."
"I went to bed last night hearing your repeated words ... Learn About, Read About, Write About, and Talk About! T.H.E. P.A.C.T. makes so much sense. I have attended many workshops, but this, I must say, has topped them all!!! Your personal touch to your presentation was exceptional. I loved it. I went to the principal today to personally thank her for helping to make it happen for me to attend. She asked what I thought, and I told her how wonderful it is to attend a training and walk away with GREAT insight."