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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: 0.5

Having an Individual Education Program, or IEP, can be the difference between thriving or struggling academically for students with disabilities. In this course, IEPs – An Overview, veteran SPED educator Ayo Jones uses her 15 years of experience to help teachers discover how to create an IEP that supports the needs of students and sets them up for success.

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It is crucial not to underestimate the importance of Individual Education Programs, or IEPs, in special education. IEPs help guide a student to academic success and can make a lifelong impact. In IEPs – An Overview, teachers will gain a comprehensive view of the world of IEPs and learn about each aspect of creating an excellent IEP for their students.

In this 30-minute course developed by passionate SPED educator Ayo Jones, you will discover:

  • What an IEP is
  • The alphabet soup of IEPs
  • IEP eligibility
  • IEP process overview
  • The legalese of IEPs
  • Parts of an IEP
  • The IEP team

Other courses in this series:

The IEP Process – 6 Steps to an IEP
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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  1. Christine – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Great review

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