Paced Learning Program (PLP)

What is PLP

The goal of the Paced Learning Program (PLP) is to provide instruction and learning opportunities for specific students who have been identified by system personnel and assessment.

Curriculum modifications and instructional accommodations are implemented based on the individual student's assessed strengths and needs including consideration of age, adaptive functioning, social skills, and developmental level. At the elementary level, the modified curriculum includes an emphasis on basic literacy, numeracy, daily living, communication, and problem solving skills. At the middle, junior and high school levels, the modified curriculum includes appropriate functional life and work skills such as time-management, self-advocacy, citizenship, community involvement, and recreation. Environmental, instructional, and assessment accommodations are implemented to help ensure individual student success.

Unique Features of this Class

Inclusionary opportunities are available to students based on their strengths, abilities and/or social learning needs and academic goals. High School recommendations for inclusionary opportunities may be Knowledge and Employability courses, physical education, any appropriate complimentary courses offered at the school level and work experience and/or work exploration.

A PLP classroom is unique in that learning focuses on:

  • Practical application of academic skills (money, transit, technology) 
  • Independence (self-advocacy, problem solving) 
  • Socialization (skills / boundaries) 
  • Opportunities for inclusion when/where appropriate 
  • Work experience and/or work exploration opportunities supported at PLP IV by VECOVA

Within the PLP class, each student is working on the Alberta Program of Studies at his/her current functioning level. The Program of Studies is addressed in the PLP class through learning experiences such as:

  • Basic literacy & numeracy 
  • Daily living / communication skills 
  • Consistent routines / concrete language & expectations 
  • Integration into complimentary courses, physical education classes, and Knowledge & Employability courses as appropriate for each individual student 
  • Travel training on transit 
  • Work experience / exploration opportunities
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