Essentials for Teaching – Preparing for an IEP or 504 Meeting


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Are you getting ready for your first IEP/504 meeting? Or maybe you have been to one that hasn’t gone well? Leaving an unproductive IEP or 504 meeting that is is confusing and frustrating for everyone involved, not to mention a waste of everyone’s time. Everyone wants to leave with a clear understanding of what is needed and expected. Learn the essentials that make a successful collaboration so you can be prepared before, during, and after the meeting to help your students with IEP or 504 plans. 

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The purpose of 504 or IEP meetings to get parents, special ed teachers, district personnel, and other therapists into one room to make a plan that will help the student be as successful as possible. Once all of those people are in the room together, you want to make sure that you can maximize the meeting to best serve the student.
In “Essentials for Teaching – Preparing for an IEP or 504 Meeting,” Lisa Van Gemert gets you prepped and ready by covering the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions. In order for things to go well and the meeting to be productive, you must know what the expectations are and also watch out for some of the pitfalls.
Whether you have done it many times or your first one is coming up, this course will help you:
  • Prepare for the meeting effectively
  • Anticipate the needs of the parents
  • Participate effectively during the meeting
  • Follow up after the meeting to make sure student needs are met

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16 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Preparing for an IEP or 504 Meeting

  1. Juan – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Short, sweet, and to the point.

  2. Stacy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    kind of short but information was good

  3. Annice – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  4. Jennifer – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    Good summary

  5. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)


  6. Noemi – FT SAM HOUSTON ISD (verified owner)

    Much needed refresher


    Very good course

  8. Ashley – DENTON ISD (verified owner)

    This course did not offer much information.

  9. cara – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    hepful and insightful

  10. Marjorie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Good review of IEP meetings

  11. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful info

  12. Laurie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    was informative

  13. Daisy – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  14. Nikita – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  15. Sondra – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    It was informative.

  16. Jacqueline – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent information presented.

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