Inclusive Practices

OIP Professional Development Series

  • March 20th, 2014
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Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Professional Development Series

(OIP Professional Development Series Flyer)

Pattan is offering a series of nine (9) professional development modules designed to provide an overview of the big ideas, concepts and competencies described in the OIP Framework. The modules are designed to support district and school leaders, classroom educators, related service providers and others in the implementation of optimized inclusive practices for students with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities in Pennsylvania. All nine modules are now available through the PaTTAN website.

(OIP Module 9 Flyer)

NEW! OIP Module 6: Effective Instructional Practices (Concept G.1) and Module 7: Effective Instructional Practices (Concepts G.2 and G.3)

Required for OIP Facilitators – OIP Module 9: Overview for Facilitators OIP Professional Development Module 9 is required for facilitators who will be using the new OIP Assessment Tools to support school-based teams. Module 9 provides an overview of the OIP Assessment Process including the tools, forms and resources needed to effectively facilitate the OIP Assessment Process with a team. Facilitators must complete OIP Module 9 in order to access the tools, forms and resources.

Modules for Year One (2014-2015):
  • Module 1: Overview of the Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania (OIP) Framework
    Available: April, 2014
  • Module 2: Leadership (Big Idea A)
    Available: January 5, 2015
  • Module 3: Welcoming Climate and Family/Community Involvement
    (Big Ideas B and E)
    Available: January 5, 2015
  • Module 4: Collaboration (Big Idea D)
    Available: July 29, 2015
  • Module 9: OIP Assessment Facilitator Overview
    Available: January 8, 2016

Modules for Year Two (2015-2016):
  • Module 5: Instructional Planning (Big Idea F)
    Available December 23, 2015
  • Module 6: Effective Instructional Practices Part 1 (Big Idea G.1)
    Available June 2, 2017
  • Module 7: Instruction and Engagement Part 2 (Big Idea G.2 and G.3)
    Available June 29, 2017
  • Module 8: Placement Decisions and Supplementary aids and Services
    (Big Ideas C and H)
    Available July 25, 2016

Directions for registration with

Please click on this link to access the “ Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Professional Development Series Modules”.

If you are already registered, you may log in to your account to enroll in the course. If you have not registered, you may do so by clicking on the Register link from the login page. Upon creating a new account, each user is emailed a unique link that they must click in order to activate the account and access the course modules.

For further information about the Optimized Inclusive Practices Professional Development Series, please contact: Christine Moon at or (412) 826-6870.

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  • Sharon Leonard
    Speech & Language, Inclusive Practices, Students with Complex Support Needs
  • Rick Creech
    Assistive Technology, Secondary Transition, Short Term Loan, Inclusive Practices, Students with Complex Support Needs, Low Incidence
  • Jennifer Geibel
    Speech & Language, Inclusive Practices, Family Engagement
  • Christine Moon
    Leadership, Inclusive Practices, Procedural Safeguards
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    Inclusive Practices, Early Intervention - Infant/Toddler, Early Intervention - Preschool
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