Keystone Algebra Content (Module 1 - Unit 1): Course for Special Education Teachers

by Jared Campbell

The Keystone Algebra Content (Module 1 – Unit 1): Course for Special Education Teachers is an interactive online course designed to provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Algebra 1 Keystone content, demonstrate their depth of understanding of the content through course activities and assignments, and apply this understanding to impact student learning in the classroom.

The topics for this course include variables, expressions (simplifying and evaluating), exponents, order of operations, absolute value, and polynomials (operations) which are approximately ½ of module 1 of the Algebra 1 Keystone Assessment Anchors and eligible content. Future courses in this series, beginning later this spring, will focus on additional mathematical concepts found on the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.

The 8 week course includes 6 video lessons (approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length). Each video contains instructional clips and opportunities to learn, coupled with a related assignment of 5 or 6 problems. Completed assignments will be submitted to the instructors via a drop box. Feedback will be given on the work so that the participants know their areas of strength and possible areas of need with respect to that content. Assignments will be evaluated using the scoring guidelines for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam. Participants will have the opportunity to resubmit assignments to show improved understanding of the content.

Participants are expected to complete a short pre-post assessment.

Participants are encouraged to sign up as a team and work collaboratively.

Weekly live office hours (via GoToMeeting) are available on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 to support the learner. Other possible support structures include the option of working as a team with other participants and a discussion board.

Please register online by visiting PaTTAN’s website:


When registering online, please enter the registration key: kac2012

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar on the day of the event.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Sonya Barksdale at 800-360-7282, ext. 3322 or via email at (

For questions regarding content, please contact Allen Muir at 800-360-7282, ext. 3318 or via email at (

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