(41 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.2, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.4, 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Does using an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, intimidate you? Most teachers will have to work with an IEP at some point in their career, but not all teachers are prepared to approach them with confidence.

In this course presented by Responsive Learning, educators will learn the basics of IEPs from award-winning trainer Lisa Van Gemert. After taking this course, you will have the tools you need to support students with IEPs in your classroom. 

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There are many students today who require an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, which provides them with extra services and support to help them thrive academically. Not all teachers have received the training and resources they need to confidently approach an IEP and may end up feeling confused when trying to work with one. In this course, award-winning educator Lisa Van Gemert uses her years of experience to refresh teachers on the basics of implementing IEPs

The course, “Essentials for Teaching – Understanding IEPs,” will help both new and experienced teachers dive deeper into IEPs and use them practically in the classroom.

In this course, Lisa Van Gemert will help educators understand:

  • What an IEP is
  • How to make IEPs specific and measurable
  • How to revise an IEP
  • Why empathy is important when working with an IEP

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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41 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Understanding IEPs

  1. Robert – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

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

    Appropriate, informative overview of IEPs

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

    Good information.

  4. Stacy – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    very informative video.

  5. Kimberly – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    I loved it

  6. karina – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


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

    good but concise information

  8. Jackie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  9. Jill – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  10. Karen – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good review.

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