When I make modifications for students isn’t that unfair to the other students because I am watering down the content for them?
Curriculum modifications is not watering down or lowering the standards of the CTE program.
It does not involve deleting competencies necessary for employment or job retention.
It is the process of tailoring experiences and activities for career and technical preparation to meet the unique needs of the individual learner.
It implies that the method of delivering the curriculum may need to be modified for a specific learner.
varying instructional pace
specific teaching strategies that meet the individual learning needs of the student
extended time in the program
more time to practice
identifying appropriate instructional materials
modifying existing instructional materials
providing appropriate support services
modifying evaluation procedures
Advantages of Curriculum Modifications
Curriculum modification enables our students to:
Fully access curriculum and instructional materials.
Demonstrate what they have learned.
Experience success that will increase motivation levels.
Curriculum modification enables us to have improved student outcomes.
Application Work Session
What curriculum modifications have been specified in IEP goals for students in your classes?
How successful were you in making those modifications?
What barriers were there to your being able to implement modifications and what steps can you take to eliminate those barriers?