Do you have students in your classroom that have an IEP?
Is your child receiving special education services?
Do you go into the general education classroom to support students who have an IEP?
The PGC network's goal is to provide support for people who are involved in the education of students with disabilities to ensure they make progress in the general education.
The PGC Network works in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to determine, establish, and maintain a Texas PGC Initiative as applicable to grades kindergarten through twelve. Education Service Center, Region 20 coordinates the 20-region PGC Network, which provides professional development and technical assistance to school districts, schools, and charter schools focused on all students with disabilities being involved in and showing progress in the general curriculum through curricular and instructional adaptations in the least restrictive environment.
For information on the other statewide networks, visit Statewide Leadership Functions and Projects on TEA's website.
When scientists tasked volunteers with taking notes on TED Talks using either a laptop or pen and paper for one study, they discovered that those who wrote out their notes longhand had a deeper and more conceptual understanding of the material when tested later.
Most people type faster than they can write, so…
We tend to type verbatim what is said; resulting in shallow processing.
We summarize what is said when writing longhand, which requires extra processing and reframing of the information in our own words; resulting in deeper more conceptual learning.
Mueller, P. A., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (2014). The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note taking. Psychological Science, 25, 1159–1168.
PGC Resources Catalog
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Acronyms
Index of Documents and Videos
Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Project Manager, Progress in the General Curriculum Network
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