Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Data-Driven Practice 5B, 5C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B; Planning 1.2, 1.3; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

“I’ll see you in court!”

No school staffer ever wants to hear those words, so it’s important to know the laws surrounding IEPs. Creating a compliant IEP can protect you, your students, and your school. In this one-hour course presented by Ayo Jones of Noodle Nook, you’ll discover how to stay out of the courtroom by following the standards set in place for IEPs. You’ll learn about IEP legislation, IEP litigation, and what every IEP needs in order to be legally sound.

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Educators must always follow the guidelines of the law when creating and implementing IEPs. If you don’t, you could find yourself facing legal consequences.

In this one-hour course, IEP expert Ayo Jones shares with educators why it’s so important to keep your IEPs in compliance and the best practices for doing so. Staying out of the courtroom is always the goal, and with the topics covered in this course, you’ll have the tools you need to to create a sound IEP.

After taking this course, you’ll understand more about:

  • Required IEP timelines
  • Legal requirements for IEPs
  • IEP court cases
  • Types of assessment
  • Why every IEP needs to involve parents

Other courses in this series:

IEPs – An Overview
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 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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