This module will provide you with a general knowledge of self-determination as well as a framework for providing self-determination instruction to your students. You will learn about high quality curricula and instructional resources to help you support students to become more self-determined.
Before you dig into the module, though, watch this Youth Credo video from I’m Determined and think about your role in supporting students to be more self-determined.
Session 1: Transition and IDEA
- Describe the characteristics of a self-determined person.
- Explain the importance of teaching students to be self-determined.
- Identify the difference between entitlement and eligibility programs, and how self-determination eases this shift.
- Identify how self-determination is reflected in IDEA.
Session 2: A Model of Self-Determination
- Describe the key elements of Hoffman & Field (2005) Model of Self-Determination.
- Identify instructional strategies that can be used to address each element of the Hoffman & Field (2005) Model of Self-Determination.
- Identify methods to gain family involvement in self-determination instruction.
- Apply self-determination instructional strategies to a case study.
Session 3: Curricula, Resources & Materials
- Review examples from self-determination curricula, resources, and materials.
- Identify resources to use to help students be more self-determined.
- Identify your next steps in changing your practices related to self-determination.