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School administrators play an important role in the IEP process. While special education is a small part of the overall school population, it can often be a big part of an admin’s job. In this course, An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs, you’ll get a firm grasp on how the IEP process works to help avoid problems later on.

IEPs from an Administrator’s Perspective

IEPs are one of the most valuable tools in a SPED educator’s arsenal. With a great IEP that is tailored to individual needs, educators can make sure a student is getting the best quality education possible.

While SPED is a small percentage of the overall student population, it often ends up being possibly the largest part of an administrator’s job. Because of this, it might be a good idea to do the IEP work upfront to avoid any issues later.

Are your IEPs legally sound?

School administrators play an important role in the IEP process, so they need a solid understanding of the formal steps involved. Do you see differentiated instruction? Do you see high engagement? These are a few of the questions that administrators need to ask when evaluating IEPs. If the answer to questions like these is no or if the IEP results are unsatisfactory, it’s possible your staff may be in need of remediation. Oftentimes we can address problems with students by addressing issues with staff. It’s really important to see if we can stem the issue without having to go through the IEP process and label a student as needing SPED services if it’s really us and not them.

When looking at IEPs, it’s critical for the IEP committee to avoid the legal pitfalls that are often fallen into. You’ll want to make sure your IEPs are technically sound and that they’re meeting the letter of the law. For instance, it’s important that the IEP process and timelines are followed and that the IEP contains all required information. If the IEP doesn’t have this critical information or it doesn’t follow the timeline, then the entire IEP is open to litigation.

Once the IEP is created and educators move on to implementation, we want to make sure students are provided with FAPE (a free and appropriate public education). To do that, we make sure that supports and services are provided as agreed upon in the IEP. And when any changes are made to the IEP, parental involvement is paramount.

Never question your IEPs again

Whether you’re starting on your first IEP or you just need a refresher, all educators can benefit from this in-depth course.

The course, An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs, was created to address all of an administrator’s IEP questions. The course is presented by Ayo Jones, a renowned SPED educator who teaches presenters the ins and outs of IEP creation and the process of implementing them. At the end of the course, you’ll be given a few reflective questions to check what you’ve learned.

There are many nuances when making sure your IEPs are compliant with the legal obligations of implementing IEPs on your campus or district. This course was created to remind participants of some of the things to make sure are in place on your campus as well as with the teachers that you’re supporting or leading.

In this 1-hour course presented by Noodle Nook, you’ll find out:

  • The legal pitfalls of IEPs
  • Procedural requirements
  • Implementation requirements for IEPs
  • The essential elements of an IEP

Administrators are a key part of the IEP process. After taking this course, you’ll be able to create and monitor IEPs with ease.

Want to learn more about the course, An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs? Take a look at our course demo today! There are also numerous IEP resources on our course page.

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