The ChoiceMaker Curriculum consists of three strands: (1) Choosing Goals, (2) Expressing Goals, and (3) Taking Action. Each strand addresses teaching objectives in three transition areas: Education, Employment, and Personal. Click here to download the ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum Transition Maxtrix (pdf). The matrix can assist in guiding the use of the ChoiceMaker Curriculum for transition planning.
ChoiceMaker lessons are designed to be infused into existing school coursework programs. Because the Choosing Goals and Taking Action modules can be used with a variety of content, they can be used in either general education or special education classrooms. The Self-Directed IEP module is designed for use with students receiving special education services.
The different ChoiceMaker lesson modules may be used together or separately in whatever order best matches your educational needs. Again, the Self-Directed IEP is the only module designed for use only by students receiving special education services; all the other modules are designed for use by all students.
Many educators choose to start with the Self-Directed IEP module, then continue with the other modules. For example, once the student begins to participate in IEP meetings, the various Choosing Goals modules provide content and assessment information for the student to use at future meetings. The Choosing Employment Goals package may also be used with students to help develop their vocational plan as part of the school's school-to-work effort. The Taking Action lessons are used to teach students a process to facilitate attainment of their IEP goals as well as other educational, employment, personal, and community participation goals and objectives.
Each of the lesson modules includes the teacher's manual and student workbook. Choosing Employment Goals and Choosing Education Goals also include reproducibles that align with the lessons. There are free of charge videos depicting students utilizing methods taught in the ChoiceMaker Curriculum embedded in each specific module. Click the links in the menu on the left to access the ChoiceMaker Curriculum modules.