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Increasing Student Success Through Self-Determination

Presentation Abstract

Adding explicit self-determination lessons to an already packed schedule is difficult at best. However, developing a student’s ability to be self-determined has the potential to foster a more positive school environment in the areas of academics and behavior. NW GNETS and GLRS have partnered throughout the last year to bring ASPIRE and self-determination curriculums to the high school students of NW GNETS with positive results. This presentation will highlight this partnership, and show how self-determination skills can be successfully integrated into special education classrooms. By combining explicit self-determination lessons with social skill development, a student’s ability to self-advocate in the home and school environment will be positively affected. Research on the importance of self-determination skills on student success after high school will be presented. In addition, participants will walk away from the presentation with ten “Getting Started” lessons as well as lesson topics deemed most valuable by NW GNETS students.

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Increasing Student Success Through Self-Determination

Adding explicit self-determination lessons to an already packed schedule is difficult at best. However, developing a student’s ability to be self-determined has the potential to foster a more positive school environment in the areas of academics and behavior. NW GNETS and GLRS have partnered throughout the last year to bring ASPIRE and self-determination curriculums to the high school students of NW GNETS with positive results. This presentation will highlight this partnership, and show how self-determination skills can be successfully integrated into special education classrooms. By combining explicit self-determination lessons with social skill development, a student’s ability to self-advocate in the home and school environment will be positively affected. Research on the importance of self-determination skills on student success after high school will be presented. In addition, participants will walk away from the presentation with ten “Getting Started” lessons as well as lesson topics deemed most valuable by NW GNETS students.