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You asked, we listened!

Over the years, you have likely visited my website and my IEP goal bank. Many of you have, and you'd email me and ask, "Do you have any editable tools? Do you have anything for data collection and progress monitoring?" And so on and so on.

Now, the answer is YES.

Welcome to Your IEP Community--They Say it Takes a Village, you've found yours.

This vibrant community is designed for a select group of professionals who play a vital role in shaping the future of students with IEPs.Β 

Are you:

  • 🍎 A General Education Teacher?

  • πŸ“š A Special Education Teacher?

  • 🀝 A Paraprofessional or Aide?

  • πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ A Related Service Provider: OT, PT, SLP, Counseling, TVI, and more.

  • πŸ’Ό A Behaviorist like BSCs, BCBAs, and others.

  • πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Social Workers and Guidance Counselors.

  • πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ Professionals in the Juvenile Justice System who work with IEP students.

  • 🏫 LEAs.

  • πŸ’‘ IEE Providers seeking a deeper understanding of the IEP Process.

What We Offer Here

πŸ—¨οΈ Private Chat Boards: A space for idea sharing, support, and collaborationβ€”a treasure trove of insights and experiences from fellow professionals.

πŸ“š"Beginner Bucket" Series: Tailored for new teachers, providing essential guidance to navigate the complexities of the IEP landscape.

πŸ“ƒ Letters, Templates, and Data Collection Sheets: Editable and ready to use, saving you precious time and effort.

🎯 How to Write Meaningful and Measurable IEP Goals: Unlock the art of crafting goals that drive student success, complemented by our IEP goal bank.

πŸ“… How to Prepare for IEP Meetings: Master the art of preparation and communication, ensuring productive IEP meetings.

πŸ“Š Data Collection Sheets: A comprehensive assortment to swipe and implement seamlessly.

πŸ“ IEP File Organization Tools: Streamline your documentation process with tools designed for efficiency.

πŸ’Ό Lifetime Access: Your passport to a world of IEP resources, available at one remarkably low price.

As a former teacher and current student advocate, I understand the gap between what you learn in college about the IEP process and the stark realities of being an integral part of an IEP team. Many of you work in districts that offer little support in this regard.

My goal is simple: To bridge that gap and make your journey smoother, more informed, and ultimately more successful. I'm here to provide you with invaluable resources at a very reasonable cost, empowering IEP professionals who may not have access to such tools from their districts.

Seize the Opportunity!

Don't let the challenges of the IEP process hinder your ability to make a lasting impact on your students' lives.Β 

Note: This community is not for parents. It is for professionals. Parents are welcome to join only if you have a dual role: You are a parent to an IEP student and you work in the field. Parents have their own training program and community.

Creator's Note:

I want to add here, as a former teacher and current student advocate, I know I put the word "training" in various parts of this platform. I want to be clear, it is not my intent to tell anyone how to do their job.Β 

However, since 2010, I have run into countless teachers who work in districts that do not assist them with this.Β 

My intent is to fill the gap between what professionals learn in college about the IEP process, and 'what really happens' when you're actually a part of an IEP team. And make it easier for you to do what you need to do.

My goal is to provide resources at a very reasonable cost to IEP professionals who do not have access to this level of tools and support from their district.

51 Lessons

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NEW FACULTY: Back to Basics

Introduction - Back to Basics!

Teachers will gain a greater understanding of the IEP process and their roles and responsibilities in that process.

What is an IEP?

The basic definition and an explanation of an IEP

Β The IEP Team (and your role on it!)

Understand Who Makes up an IEP Team and your Role on that Team

When are IEPs/Reviews typically held?

Be familiar with IEP Annual Meetings, Reviews and Timelines

How to Prepare for an Annual IEP Meeting

Our goal here is that your annual IEP review meetings are better organized and EASIER for you!

Where do I fit into all this?

An overview of the different Special Education programming and what everything might be called, so that you can see where your role fits into the big picture.

New Staff Checklist - Interview your Mentor!

Tips on questions for new staff to ask your mentor

Jargon and Other Terms to Know

Commonly used (and some uncommon!) jargon terms and abbreviations that you may need to know.

Other Resources

We will keep other resources for your IEP development tasks here.

FACULTY: Pre-Year Prep and IEP Tasks

Introduction - Deciding on an Organization Mode

An organized system makes for a simpler IEP writing process!

At-A-Glance Pros and Cons

Here's a brief overview of a few ways to organize everything required for the IEP process (data taking, documentation, etc)

1. One or Two IEP Binders

A detailed how-to of when and how to use this system.

2. An IEP Binder (or bradded folder) for Each Student

A detailed how-to of when and how to use this system.

3. IEP Buckets/Bins

A detailed how-to of when and how to use this system.

4. Filing System

A detailed how-to of when and how to use this system.

5. Digital

A detailed how-to of when and how to use this system.

Case Studies

A few examples of teachers using a combination of different organization systems to meet their unique needs

Planning Guide

After filling out this document, you'll be on your way to solidifying a good organizational system for you and your team!

Editable IEP Organization Documents

Here are some helpful documents to help you organize information within your systems. Prep these before the year starts!

FACULTY: First Week/Month of School Prep

Introduction - The First Weeks of School

A brief overview of this module.

What (and what NOT) to care about

How to prioritize during the first few weeks of school

Making a Checklist

Checklist templates and best practices to prepare you for the first few weeks of school

Guardian and Student Questionnaires

Questionnaires to send home to parents, and ones for students to complete, to help you prepare for the IEP process

Email Templates - Building Relationships

Email templates for building relationships with parents, fellow faculty members, and club sponsors


Introduction - Data: Lots of Feelings!

An introduction to the content covered in this module

Types of Academic Data (+ a few functional applications)

An intro to Academic Data

β€’ Accuracy

An in-depth look at how and when to take data using accuracy

β€’ Trials

An in-depth look at how and when to take data using trials

Types of Functional Data (+ a few Academic uses)

A quick look at a few methods of taking data that work for mostly functional goals (with some academic exceptions).

β€’ Opportunities

An in-depth look at how and when to take data using opportunities

β€’ Charted Opportunities

An in-depth look at how and when to take data using "charted" opportunities

Types of Functional Data (less-frequently used)

A quick look at a few methods of taking data that will only work for functional goals.

β€’ Duration

An in-depth look at how and when to take duration data

β€’ Latency

An in-depth look at how and when to take latency data

β€’ Frequency

An in-depth look at how and when to take frequency data

β€’ Interval (Whole Interval and Partial Interval)

An in-depth look at how and when to take whole- and partial-interval data

New Teacher Note

Clarification for New Teachers

Who can take Data?

Thoughts regarding empowering classroom staff/paraeducators to take IEP data

Creative Ways to Take Data

More ideas for making data taking even easier!

IEP Progress Monitoring

An overview of the "why" and "how" of progress monitoring

Data Sheets

Downloadable, editable data sheets for your classroom

IEP Prep

What is an IEP?

A brief overview of this module.

Who is Involved?

A quick list with explanations regarding who attends IEP meetings - and how you fit in!

Accommodations vs. Modifications

A rundown on the difference between accommodations and modifications, plus lists of both

Writing/Choosing Goals

A comprehensive training of how to write an effective goal.

IEP Goal Banks

Links to 30 goal banks with thousands of total goals!

Writing the Present Levels

An editable PL checklist and an overview on a successful PL

β€’ Present Levels: Opening Paragraphs

A deeper look at the opening paragraphs of a PL

β€’ Present Levels: Functional Paragraphs

A dive into the functional aspect of a present levels document

β€’ Present Levels: Academic Paragraphs

A dive into the academic aspect of a present levels document

Parent-Proof Present Levels

Revising your PL to ensure that it's as perfect as possible!