Common Core + Common Sense = ...

... Improved Outcomes For Students With Disabilities!

If you believe "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"... this workshop is for you!

NH districts continue to struggle with providing access to challenging curriculum for students with disabilities. It’s essential that general and special educators engage in joint conversations on access to the Common Core now before we inadvertently repeat past mistakes.

Capitalizing on the collaborative expertise of content and learner specialists, this session will identify the significant instructional shifts in CCSS and the challenges and opportunities they present.

Come with a colleague and leave with a plan on how to think more strategically about the roles and responsibilities general and special educators share in the education of students with disabilities.

Who should attend? Administrators, general and special education teachers

Common Core + Common Sense = Improved Outcomes for All Learners with Disabilities!

Monday, March 4th 2013 at 8:30am-3:30pm

29 Commerce Dr

Bedford, NH


9:00 Introduction to Common Core’s statement of “Application for Students with Disabilities”.

9:15 Instructional shifts in ELA standards and implications for students with disabilities.

10:30 Break

11:00 Instructional shifts in Mathematics standards and implications for students with disabilities.

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Accommodations and Access – how to select accommodations that will ensure access to the curriculum for diverse learners

1:30 Writing IEPs that both meet student needs AND align with CCSS.

2:15 Break

2:45 Strategies for collaboration through the development, implementation and monitoring of IEPs aligned to CCSS.

3:30 Adjourn


Participants will be able to:

o Identify instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the impact they may have on students with disabilities;

o Identify areas for collaboration between general and special educators on accommodations and the development and implementation of IEPs aligned to CCSS; and

o Identify specific resources to assist in supporting students with disabilities in ELA and Math.

Meet your presenter: Carol Kosnitsky

Carol Kosnitsky is a special education consultant with more than 35 years of experience in the field. Currently, she provides consultation and professional development to school districts across the country and focuses on improving outcomes for students with disabilities through increased access to the general education curriculum. Prior to consulting, and a special education director for 20 years in New Hampshire.

She is the author of IEP Goals That Make a Difference: An Administrator's Guide to Improving the Process and several training manuals.

How to Register and Payment Options



Payment must be received before attendance including those generated by Purchase Order.

  • Credit Card: MasterCard or Visa
  • Check: pay to the order of SERESC
  • Purchase Order


Cancellation should be made in writing. A full refund will be made for cancellations postmarked, or sent via email, 7 days before the event.

No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for "no shows". We do accept substitution of another person at our conference. 24 hours of notification is appreciated.

All received registrations are subject to Cancellation/Refund policy. Cost of registration fee is still liable whether payment is paid or unpaid, if no notice of cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the event.

If minimum requirement enrollment is not met prior to the early registration deadline, the event may be postponed or canceled.

We are SERESC: NH's Southeastern Regional Education Service Center.

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