Grade Level(s):    Preschool – Post High School students with significant cognitive disabilities


This series will support the implementation efforts of educators who attend the one-day Foundations of Emergent Literacy (Oct. 20, 2016) and/or Foundations of Conventional Literacy (Oct. 21, 2016) workshop. The support is designed for educators who have learned the comprehensive literacy instructional framework for students with significant disabilities delivered in the one-day workshops, and are interested in one or more of the following:

  • Help getting started – scheduling, organization, clarification
  • Differentiating literacy instruction to meet specific needs of the students in their classroom
  • Ensuring literacy instruction is delivered with fidelity
  • Resources to support literacy instruction for students with significant disabilities


Participants are required to complete an assigned online module prior to each in-person learning session, held after school from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner included. Content is appropriate for teachers of students with IEPs taking MI Alternate Assessment. A registration link will be emailed to October 20 and/or October 21 participants.

SCECHs: Pending

Intended Audience:  Special Education Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists and Teacher Consultants who have attended a one-day foundations of emergent and/or conventional literacy workshop. For more information, contact Colleen Meszler .

Dates: December 7, 2016; January 18, 2017; April 12, 2017

Time:  4:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:  Oakland Schools

Contact Person: Colleen Meszler,