Maximizing Academic Access, Expectations, and Learning

Institutes of Higher Education

  • February 13th, 2017
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The Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Project MAX Partnership was developed to support the ability of future teachers to sustain and expand MAX principles related to standards-aligned instruction for all students, including those with complex instructional needs. Partnerships with higher education teacher preparation programs is a critical bridge in order to influence and expand MAX principles in schools through the preparation of the next generation of general and special educators. This paradigm shift will ensure maximized access for ALL learners. A cutting edge of preservice readiness is provided by accessing and embedding MAX principles, materials, and tools into preservice coursework and field experiences. Teacher candidates exposed to MAX philosophical practices and skills are better positioned in a competitive hiring market.
MAX materials and tools can be used in higher education classroom settings as a model to support the instructional needs of ALL learners. Resources include evidence-based professional development modules, tools to implement standards-aligned instruction, and resources to support effective instructional practices.

*Although the MAX resources are focused on the population of students with complex instructional needs, the tools and materials are applicable across a wide-range of student needs and instructional challenges. *

Institutes of Higher Education Partners

Bloomsburg University
Clarion University
Drexel Univeristy
East Stroudsburg University
Gwynedd Mercy University
Kutztown University
Millersville University
Seton Hill University
St. Francis University
West Chester University

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