Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Learning Environment 4A; Data-Driven Practice 5B, 5C, 5D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B; Planning 1.3; Instruction 2.1, 2.5; Learning Environment 3.3; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1, 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.5

Are you working on your first IEP? In this 30-minute course, you’ll learn the basics of IEP creation and how to prepare for your first IEP team meeting. The course is presented by Ayo Jones, a renowned SPED educator of over 15 years. Jones uses her vast teaching experience to teach participants everything they need to know about education in the SPED classroom.

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When preparing for your first IEP meeting, you might not know what to bring or what you should present. In this course presented by Noodle Nook, My First IEP — For General Education Teachers, experienced SPED educator Ayo Jones teaches general ed teachers everything they need to know about their first IEP meeting. Ms. Jones has over 15 years of SPED experience and has created numerous courses for educators to use.

In this 30-minute course, you’ll learn about:

  • The basics of an IEP
  • Your role in the meeting
  • What to bring into the meeting
  • The meeting agenda

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 Litigation and Legislation
IEP Meeting Prep for Special Education Teachers
IEP Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education

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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