Are you new to special education? Do you have questions about the basics of the individualized education program (IEP)? In this webinar, Shaylyn Quinn and Dr. Tessie Bailey review the essential components of an IEP as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and discuss how the IEP can lay the foundation for promoting progress for students with disabilities. Presenters highlight legal requirements, share resources, and discuss considerations for the IEP in the context of COVID-19.
Ever heard there is no “I” in team? For students with disabilities, the “I” in the IEP (individualized education program) team is a critical component! The IEP team ensures students are provided an individualized program that promotes progress toward challenging goals and objectives and provides the student with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
The February PROGRESS Newsletter was recently released. This newsletter includes information on an upcoming PROGRESS Center webinar, the Identify and Prioritize Long- and Short-Term Learning Goals HLP Video developed in collaboration with the CEEDAR Center and CEC, Stories from the Classroom Videos, and a summary of the PROGRESS Center's Year 1 work. It also includes resources from our partners at the NCLD, NASP, NCSI and OSEP.
This video highlights high-leverage practice (HLP) 11 which focuses on identifying and prioritizing long- and short-term learning goals. This video includes two parts: Part 1 defines short- and long-term goals and provides a rationale for identifying and prioritizing learning goals for students with disabilities. Part 2 demonstrates how various individual student data sources, state standards, and the IEP can be used to identify essential areas of need and develop long- and short-term goals.
How is PROGRESS Center supporting local educators and leaders in developing and implementing high-quality educational programs for students with disabilities? This infographic provides a snapshot of Year 1 (November 2019 – November 2020) activities and demonstrates the impact and reach of the Center’s efforts during that period.
The October PROGRESS Newsletter was recently released. This newsletter includes information about new PROGRESS Center IEP Tip Sheets, Stories from the Classroom Videos, and access to the recent Tips for Facilitating Virtual IEP Meetings webinar. It also includes resources from our partners at the TIES Center and CADRE as well as OSEP.
In this video, Stacy Hirt a 20-year veteran special educator shares tips for longevity in the field of special education. She highlights the importance of being clear, concise, and consistent, using documented data, being one step ahead of technology, remembering your personal and professional why, and remembering to laugh and embrace change.
In this video, Cheney Jackson a special educator from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, describe how she works with her students by focusing on their assets. You will see how she includes her students in examining their data and setting ambitious goals.
While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allowed IEP teams to use “alternative means of meeting participation, such as video conferences and conference calls” (34 CFR §300.328) prior to COVID-19, the current context means that virtual meetings are a necessity for many IEP teams. In this webinar, Dr. Tessie Bailey (PROGRESS Center Director), Emily Surapaneni (Process Coordinator for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, MO), and Dr.