Building the Roadmap for Systematized Instruction: Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T.


United States
42° 16' 38.3124" N, 71° 54' 59.4144" W



Have you heard about this refreshing approach to instruction? You'll want to know more if you:

  • need to align instruction to the Common Core,
  • want creative ideas for differentiating instruction, or
  • are hoping to freshen up your therapy bag of tricks.

In this introductory course, learn how to set up 4 essential language-based modules to systematically teach ANY content for learners with or without a disability tied to the Common Core Standards in the areas of language, reading related to literature and informational text, writing, and speaking and listening.

Learner profiles are reviewed with numerous examples using photo and video for teaching vocabulary and word knowledge, reading to learn activities, scaffolded writing lessons, active participation and speaking roles, and more!

Walk away with a tool chest of ideas of how to:

  1. Use apps for more than one language task
  2. Set up free Web tools to meet multiple learning objectives
  3. Create activities in minutes using integrated software templates
  4. Construct simple, reusable low tech solutions using inexpensive office supplies

Plus you'll get an advance look at a soon-to-be-released comprehensive app system that premiered in October at Closing the Gap.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. State four underlying principles of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework which are essential when teaching academic, life skills, or social language curriculum.
  2. Give two reasons why it is critical to use consistent teaching formats & predictable instructional materials when teaching any curriculum content tied to the Common Core Standards.
  3. Outline and describe the four modules of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework & link each module to the Common Core Initiative for a learner of any age or ability.
  4. When building comprehension, list three examples of teaching activities & corresponding instructional materials for the Learn About module when teaching vocabulary & for the Read About module when providing literacy-based materials.
  5. When improving expression, list three examples of teaching activities & corresponding instructional materials for the Write About module for scaffolded writing tasks & for the Talk About module to increase participation & expand speaking roles.

Audience and Grade Level

Special Education Professionals; Assistive Technology Professionals; Speech and Language Specialists


This workshop is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area)

A certificate of attendance for 6 hours is available.



Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

For more information, contact:
Special Projects Coordinator, SEIS
413.586.4900 x5949