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Promoting Self-Determination and More Positive Transition Outcomes: The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction


Sponsored by NTACT, Michael Wehmeyer identifies how the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction can be implemented in classrooms and throughout a district. Also learn about a new self-determination assessment, the Self-Determination Inventory.


LIVE PRESENTATION:  June 16, 2016    Recording Available.

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Questions & answers with Mike Wehmeyer.

Download resources for this Webinar below
  • SDLMI Teacher's Guide_2.0

  • Wehmeyer SD and SDLMI NTACT Webinar Handouts

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    12 Comments on "Promoting Self-Determination and More Positive Transition Outcomes: The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction"

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    Dana Lattin

    You might cover this during your presentation, but I was wondering if I wanted to use the SDLMI with students, would I need to provide any preparation instruction on topics like knowing you disability, learning preferences, etc.?

    Dana Lattin

    Hi Mike. One of the participants in yesterday’s event has a good question that others may have as well.

    What are effective practices to integrate into our daily schedule to support students with severe or multiple disabilities?

    Dana Lattin

    Here’s another great question that a viewer had – MANY of you probably have good ideas to share!

    What ideas do people have to help student focus on their POSITIVE traits, abilities etc., not their limitations?

    Liza Knowles
    Hi Dr. Wehmeyer, I wanted to thank you for your presentation last Thursday on the SDLMI. I have a new understanding of self determination and appreciate the efforts to bring these important ideas to others. When a person deals with a disability, it is essentially something that they had no choice in, which then must be dealt with in very personal way, everyday. So I believe that the more a person with a disability can develop a sense of agency within their lives from that point on, and exercise volition over the remaining choices, the healthier they will be. I… Read more »

    Hi Dr. Wehmeyer, I was not able to make your webinar but can you talk a little bit about the important role of self-determination for younger students (at age 14 or earlier) as we look at implementing WIOA and pre-employment transition services. How can we better prepare community partners (e.g., VR) working with educators to promote self-determination skills in the students we work with to prepare for college and careers? Do you recommend specific strategies?

    Amanda Hinds

    This training was good to give me direction on what type of program to lay out for my students. It helps to see the direction I should create and to know the outcomes to expect. I cannot find the teacher resource that was mentioned toward the end of the presentation. I see there is a Parent guide, but I do not see a Teacher guide. Is this in a different portion of the website?

    Rachel Schirmer

    In regards to the slide showing the wage gap, is receiving benefits a variable that was accounted for in people with disabilities choosing lower paying jobs knowing that they cannot earn above a certain amount in order to be able to retain benefits?