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Don’t Make This One Mistake With IEPs

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Don’t Make This One Mistake With IEPs

Paul, a second-year elementary teacher, opened his planner one day to realize that he had an IEP meeting scheduled the following day. Paul frantically tried to remember what information he needed to gather. At the IEP meeting, Paul felt unprepared, stressed, and flustered. 

He struggled to put together a coherent meeting and felt overwhelmed by the information he didn’t know. 

Staying ahead of IEP meetings

Have you ever found yourself in a situation like Paul?

Showing up unprepared for an IEP meeting is more than just stressful, it’s also not professional. When we aren’t prepared, it puts our students at risk of not receiving the services they need. You may end up leaving out vital information and making the process more complicated than it has to be.

Being unprepared not only reflects poorly on you, but it also makes the school look bad. If our goal is to provide students with disabilities with the best possible education and support, we must do the work to make sure we are keeping track of their meetings.

Even when educators know they have an IEP meeting coming up, it can still be difficult to know how to prepare. Ayo Jones, a special education expert, says that you should never be surprised by an IEP meeting. 

Taking back control of IEP meetings

As a veteran SPED educator, Ms. Jones has had to prepare for her share of IEP meetings and has it down to a formula. With a little bit of planning and forethought, you can create a system that helps you stay on top of your meetings so that you are always prepared.  

Ms. Jones created the course, IEP Meeting Prep for Special Education Teachers, to share her tips and tricks for organizing your information and preparing for IEP meetings. 

This course prepares special education teachers and case managers for their IEP meetings by giving a detailed timeline to follow. You’ll learn what you need to do a month before an IEP meeting, what to do after your meeting, and everything in between. You’ll also discover what steps you need to take after your meeting is over. 

Never be thrown off by an IEP meeting again

If you are prepping for your first IEP or even if you have sat through your fair share but always seem behind with your IEPs, then this course is for you. This course is helpful for any teacher or case manager who is a part of the IEP process. After taking this course, you’ll be able to get ahead of your IEP meetings and always show up prepared.

In this 30-minute course, you will learn what you can do:

  • At the start of the school year
  • Each week before the meeting
  • The day of the meeting
  • And after the meeting

Want to learn more?

There’s no reason to be stressed about IEP meetings. In this course, Ms. Jones lays out each step for preparing for them in a logical and simple way. If you want to learn more about this course, check out the demo today

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