A dynamic learning map shows a learning landscape in which multiple skills are related to many other skills. Dynamic learning maps not only show the relationships between skills but also show multiple learning pathways. Instead of assuming that all children learn a skill in the same way, allowing for multiple pathways recognizes that there are alternate ways to learn the same skill. By using dynamic learning maps as the basis for assessments, the DLM system will give teachers a clearer view of each student's knowledge.
Oklahoma is currently 1 of 17 states participating in the DLM consortium and has assisted in the development of an alternate assessment aligned to the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE). This assessment is intended for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and will replace the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP) Portfolio in the content areas of math and English language arts in the 2014-15 school year. Read the adoption memo here.
The self-directed module format is an online training which includes interactive activities developed to allow educators to complete trainings individually, at their own pace.
To help educators understand the Common Core State Standards and their application to students with significant cognitive disabilities, the Dynamic Learning Maps consortium has created and will continue to create self-directed learning modules. Each of the interactive modules is short (30-45 minutes on average) focuses on a single topic. When you complete a module, be certain to complete the information regarding your name, school, and state so that you will receive credit where available. If you have questions about these modules, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the self-directed learning modules click here.