2018 Writing Meaningful IEPs Deep Dive Master Class Dashboard

Writing Meaningful IEPs

Deep Dive Master Class

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Session-by-Session Resources
Session 1 IEP worthy goals [link to ZOOM link https://zoom.us/j/710772909]

  • Optional Flipped Learning Activity
    • Review the IEP Makeover Tips and Tools eBook and/or watch this video about a proven formula for writing IEPs from the Pre-K Teach & Play IEP toolkit.
    • Identify from the eBook, the video, or real-life, an example of an IEP goal statement that you like, that confuses you, and/or that you aren’t a fan of. Be ready to share your examples during the Zoom call.
    • Listen to this Pre-K Teach and Play podcast episode on three types of sequences and why they matter when writing meaningful IEPs [link]
  • Download and use this planning form as you see fit (before, during, and after each session).
  • Session 1 PPT slide handout [pdf]
  • Recorded audio of Session 1 [audio]
  • Resources shared during session 1
    • IEP one-pager
    • Four filters lesson from online course (lesson 1.2) [audio]
    • Lessons tied to criteria = 3.1 and lesson tied to measurability = 1.4
    • Recall progression handout [pdf]

Session 2 Difference, delay, or disability (Zoom https://zoom.us/j/431745362)

  • Optional Flipped Learning Activity
    • Listen/read this Pre-K Teach & Play podcast about “what children really need” and take time to journal and/or reflect on any of the following prompts:
      • Have you thought about wants and needs as different before?
      • Can you tell the difference between a want and a need?
      • How does knowing the difference serve you in identifying meaningful IEP goals?
    • Review the handout titled “Disability, Delay, Disorder, Difference” and take time to journal and/or post to FB how confident you are in knowing the difference. If you feel confident, why and how much do you rely upon test results? If you don’t feel confident, are you sure the etiology or “truth” really matters?
  • Recorded audio for session 2 [audio]
  • Resources shared during session 2
    • The YES Brain [link]
    • Stewart Shanker – Self-reg [link]
    • Stop Think Act [link]
    • Linda Espinosa resource 1, 2, 3
    • Podcast 26 on types of sequences [link]
    • Risk factor conversation
      • See this post from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, #3 in particular; Click here for the full article.
      • I asked the Center to clarify a few things and this is what they shared in return:
        • Children ages birth to 36 months who have been maltreated are at substantial risk of experiencing subsequent developmental problems. Specific domains potentially affected include cognitive, social, emotional, and physical health in addition to the potential for subsequent development of psychopathology.
        • Moreover, negative developmental effects are typically seen in at least one domain regardless of the type of maltreatment experienced. Effects are similar to poverty, but may be more severe.
        • Specific risk factors that were examined are shown below, with the percentage of children with that risk factor in parentheses: Child Maltreatment (100%) Caregiver Mental Health Problem (30%) Minority Status (58%) Low Caregiver Education (29%) Single Caregiver (48%) Biomedical Risk Condition (22%) Poverty (46%) Teen-aged Caregiver (19%) Domestic Violence (40%) 4 or More Children in Home (14%) Caregiver Substance Abuse (39%).
        • Young children from birth to three years of age are most at risk of experiencing maltreatment. Children birth to three years have the highest rate of victimization, 16.1 per 1,000.

Session 3 Identifying accurate criteria [ZOOM link https://zoom.us/j/287864968]

  • Optional Flipped Learning Activity
    • Review pages 4-6 and 10 of the IEP Makeover eBook [pdf]
    • Read this blog and explore any of the hyperlinked references/resources.
    • Take time to journal and/or reflect on any of the following prompts:
      • Do you see a difference between the phrase progress and performance?
      • Where are you, your team, your agency, and/or even state getting stuck when it comes to measuring children’s performance on IEP goals and/or their response to intervention?
      • What ways can we think more broadly about a child’s performance other than using criteria such as 3/4 trials or as measured by X type of rubric?
    • Read chapter on performance monitoring from our text, “Assessing Young Children in Inclusive Settings: The Blended Practices Approach (this chapter is also hyperlinked in the performance vs. progress blog)
    • Listen to the Pre-K Teach and Play podcast on the three types of sequences [link] – how does knowing about the sequences help us write more meaningful IEPs and think more clearly about the criteria we use?
  • Recorded audio for session 3 [audio]
  • Resources shared during session 3
    • Chapter 8 on performance monitoring [pdf]
    • Visual analysis
      • PPT (best to put into slideshow and move through while looking at the narrative in the notes file. I couldn’t find the audio recorded version [ppt]
      • Slideshow notes [pdf]

Session 4 What to do when children struggle (ZOOM link https://zoom.us/j/947121897)

All participants also receive access to my full Pre-K Teach & Play IEP Toolkit, which is an ECE Solutionary Member’s Only resources. Note, some of you have these resources because you have the free version of the toolkit or they have been previously shared in our master class.

  • Basic training video [YouTube]
  • “Four Filters” printable [pdf]
  • Can Do Planning printable [pdf]
  • Zigzag printable [pdf]
  • IEP Samples: A Google DRIVE document with sample IEP goals/objectives for preschoolers [DRIVE]
  • Revised Goals and Objectives Rating Instrument [pdf]
  • Dimensions of Behavior Unpacked [pdf]
  • Tutorial on how to use the Can Do Planning form to identify priorities when developing IEPs [mp3]
  • Disability – Delay – Disorder Guide [pdf]
  • Free eBook – IEP Makeover Tips and Tools [pdf]

Other Recommended Resources on Writing IEPs: