IEPs

The Special Educator’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. By Cindy Golden. 2012. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-59857-097-7. #BP217.  

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The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students’ progress. You’ll discover proven, stress-free data ...

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Webinar: Working Collaboratively with Diverse Families in the IEP Process

Per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), families of children with disabilities are equal stakeholders in IEP meetings. With the number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds increasing each year, working effectively with diverse families in the IEP process is especially important. Learn how to involve your students and families from diverse backgrounds in the IEP process, ...

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Webinar: Supreme Court Decision and Implications for Developing IEPs

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The case was the second special education case heard before the High Court to address the issue of what constitutes a Free Appropriate Public Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The question in this case was how much ...

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The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and ...

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IEPs for ELs and Other Diverse Learners

High-quality IEPs are fundamental for guiding the educational process of and developing goals for students who require special education services. English learners (ELs) and other students with learning, emotional, or behavioral disabilities present unique challenges to educators responsible for referring, assessing, and placing them. IEPs for ELs provides educators with numerous research-based strategies and examples of how to write effective ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs

A definitive book in its field, Better IEPs provides both an overview and the nuts and bolts of developing effective and legally correct individualized education programs . The revised and enhanced fifth edition is the ultimate guide to understanding IEPs from a legal standpoint and best practices in developing and monitoring them. A classic in its field, Better IEPs presents ...

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Webinar: Standard Aligned IEPs: An Educator’s Guide

The Common Core State Standards, with their emphasis on ensuring that all students are prepared for post-secondary education and career upon completion of high school, challenge special educators to help children with disabilities master the same academic content as their regular education peers. To this end, this webinar presents an overview of the programmatic backbone for a new approach: the ...

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Integrating Transition Planning into the IEP Process

Written for the educator new to transition, this edition provides critical information including a thorough introduction to transition planning in a user-friendly question-and-answer format. Chapters include: legislation; self-determination; transition assessments; curriculum decision-making; support services; interagency planning; program evaluation; and resources. Edited by Lynda West. 2010. 160 pages. ISBN 978-0-86586-438-2. #P5870.     Download sample chapters:

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Aligning IEPs to the Common Core State Standards

Current federal policy requires that alternate achievement standards be linked to grade level content that promotes access to the general curriculum. This succinctly presented book provides a clear framework for aligning academic content for students with an intellectual disability. Focuses on language arts and math, plus self-determination and assistive technology. Includes sample objectives and a case study. By Ginevra Courtade ...

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The IEP from A to Z

With the skyrocketing diagnoses of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions in U.S. schools, there is a growing need for information on creating effective IEPs for exceptional students. The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives is a step-by-step guide showing teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in ...

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IEPs & CCSS: Specially Designed Instructional Strategies

The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in most states in the country, delineate the skills and knowledge that students are expected to possess at each grade level (K-12) in order to be college and career ready (CCR) by the time they graduate high school. They are designed to ensure that ALL American students–including students with disabilities– receive ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about IEPs

The individualized education program (IEP) for students eligible for special education and related services is the foundation for all services. In this program, you’ll analyze the increasingly important role principals play in IEP development, meetings, and implementation. Much more than a paperwork exercise in compliance, the IEP is the foundation for each eligible student’s education for the whole year, and principals ...

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