Making Modifications in the Inclusion Setting

Professional Development


In this two-day workshop participants will develop skills to make modifications to class material for the range of learners in their classrooms. We will analyze assignment and assessment tasks to help determine how to make appropriate modifications for students with learning disabilities in the general education classroom. Participants will be asked to bring assignments to the second day of the workshop in order to have the opportunity to create and receive feedback on modifications for their own materials.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades 5 - 12.


15 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside readings and assignments (as per DESE regulations). Note that these 15 PDPs will satisfy the Special Education-related requirement for recertification. 


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


  • Loris Bjorkman

    Loris Bjorkman-Joslyn is a Special Education teacher at PVPA Charter School in South Hadley.  She has been teaching in Special Education for 10 years.  Loris holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mouth Holyoke College and an M.S. in Art Therapy from Springfield College.  Loris strives to help students find their full potential and value themselves as well as their work.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.