Part One: Circles From the Start: The Possibilities and Promises of Meaningful IEPs

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Let's Start with Why! Creating IEPs That are Worth Their Weight in Gold.

How we think about, talk about and write about students matters deeply. In this highly interactive session, we explore the purpose of IEPs and how to re-story students. You will learn how to focus on strengths and use affirmative vocabulary. Here we leverage the power of a good Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)

Learner objectives

Attendees will:

1. Explore the purposes of the IEP and determine a good present level of performance

2. Re-examine the concept of disability vs. human difference.

3. Examine data collection for purpose and manageability.

4. Explore strategies to differentiate instruction for ALL learners.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Observation, Evaluation & Documentation, Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Curriculum or Program Design