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Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3C; Learning Environment 4A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A; Planning 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Instruction 2.5; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.1, 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Have you ever wondered what is specifically involved in creating an IEP for a student with a disability? Did you know that there are seven essential, legally required parts? Say goodbye to guessing – this session will provide the clarity you need! In this 15-minute course from Noodle Nook, Ayo Jones explains the policy, procedure, and practice behind IEP content. She emphasizes how IEP content is not only dictated by federal policy but is also an essential part of quality programming in Special Ed.

This course is part of the Keys to Special Education series.

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Accurate and precise paperwork is a huge part of accountability in special education, and a key part of federal special education policy is what you put into a student’s IEP paperwork. As a teacher or case manager, ensure you fully understand your responsibilities under IEP policy and what you should put into the paperwork.

In this course from Noodle Nook, Ayo Jones shares the federal policy, local procedures, and teacher best practices behind writing an IEP. This session works well for training staff on special education topics and effectively meeting the needs of students with disabilities within the guidelines of the law. It is a part of the Keys to Special Education series which focuses on identifying students with disabilities, delivering essential interventions and supports, and complying with best practices and federal guidelines.

In this 15-minute course, you will learn:

  • What is in an IEP
  • What are the required parts of an IEP
  • What information must be in each section of an IEP
  • How to meet federal IEP paperwork requirements

This series is an essential part of properly training your staff on special education topics, improving special education servicing on your campus, and meeting state accountability measures.

All courses in this series:

Keys to Special Education – Child Find
Keys to Special Education – Interventions
Keys to Special Education – Dyslexia
Keys to Special Education – Evaluation
Keys to Special Education – Reevaluation
Keys to Special Education – FAPE
Keys to Special Education – IEP Content
Keys to Special Education – IEP Implementation
Keys to Special Education – Least Restrictive Environment
Keys to Special Education – State Assessments
Keys to Special Education – IEP Committees
Keys to Special Education – Instructional Strategies
Keys to Special Education – Graduation
Keys to Special Education – ECI Transition
Keys to Special Education – Secondary Transition
Keys to Special Education – Behavior Interventions
Keys to Special Education – Disproportionality
Keys to Special Education – Teacher Evaluations in Texas
Keys to Special Education – Behavior Intervention Plans Implementation
Keys to Special Education – Data Analysis
Keys to Special Education – Family Engagement
Keys to Special Education – Community Connection

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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2 reviews for Keys to Special Education – IEP Content

  1. Tamatha – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Easy to follow.

  2. Christine – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Great refresher

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