Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1B; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2C; Learning Environment 4A; Data-Driven Practice 5A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6C
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.75

Get ready to learn all about Individualised Education Plans, or IEPs, with Noodle Nook founder Ayo Jones. Ms. Jones is a veteran SPED educator who uses her years of experience to help teachers confidently support their students with disabilities.

In this 45-minute course, you’ll learn about the six steps to creating a quality IEP that follows the legal requirements for supporting SPED students. In the course, Topics include the pre-referral phase, legal guidelines, developing an IEP, and more.

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No matter what subject you teach, you may encounter a student who has an Individualized Education Plan or who needs one developed for them. Every teacher should understand what an IEP is and how to create one in order to best serve their students.

IEPs are based in a legal framework, so it’s essential to follow educational laws when creating one. Educators are tasked with creating a meaningful plan that’s focused on supporting a positive outcome for students. IEPs shouldn’t be a rushed afterthought but rather a well-developed plan for success.

In The IEP Process, veteran SPED educator Ayo Jones explains the six steps to creating a quality IEP. Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll understand the process for creating a legally-sound IEP that empowers students to thrive.

In the 45-minute course, you’ll learn about:

  • Legal guidelines for IEPs
  • The pre-referral phase
  • Referral
  • Evaluation
  • Eligibility determination
  • Developing an IEP
  • Implementing an IEP

Other courses in this series:

IEPs – An Overview
504s versus IEPs – Understanding Student Services
An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs
High Quality PLAAFPs – Write Better IEPs
Drafting Meaningful IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities
IEP Litigation and Legislation
IEP Meeting Prep for Special Education Teachers
IEP Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education
My First IEP – For General Education Teachers

Presenter Bio

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.

Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer.

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