Research-based and developed by a CEC-led task force of leading transition professionals, the LCE curriculum is designed for students who have learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and students whose ability to live independently is in question.
LCE identifies three critical domains for adult living in the 21st century - daily living skills, self determination and interpersonal skills, and employment skills.
- Daily Living Skills - Teach your students how to manage personal finances (including using credit cards, check cards, etc.), household management, personal needs, family responsibilities, food preparation, citizenship responsibility and leisure activities
- Self Determination and Interpersonal Skills - Help your students develop self-awareness, self-confidence, socially responsible behavior, good interpersonal skills, independence, decision-making and good communication skills.
- Employment Skills - Open the door to employment possibilities and choices for your students in the 21st century, by teaching them appropriate work habits, how to seek and maintain employment, physical/manual skills, and specific job competencies.
LCE further divides these domains into 20 competencies and 94 sub-competencies, further broken down by objective. Within each objective are at least three lesson plans that follow an Awareness, Explanation, Preparation (AEP) learning sequence to ensure true content mastery. Many lesson plans have accompanying fact sheets, worksheets and other activities to provide additional engaging and meaningful learning activities. View the entire LCE Curriculum Matrix to see the depth and breadth of the curriculum as a whole.
Although much of the LCE instruction will occur in school, a considerable amount of home and community-based experience is included. Due to the nature of life skills instruction and the linkages to the state common core standards, the concept of "infusion" is encouraged - that is, teaching the competencies in academic classes and inclusive classrooms.
The new LCE helps you:
- Better use technology effectively in instruction
- Provide alternative instructional strategies to accommodate student needs
- Monitor each student's progress online
- Deliver focused explicit instruction across all curricular areas
- Enable teachers and students track assignments and progress online
- Link your instructional objectives with the Common Core State Standards