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Let’s Begin the Meeting. The Process. Greeting Introductions Agenda Review Ground Rules Decision Making Rules Sticking to the Agenda Complete the IEP Closure IEP Meeting Evaluation. The Process Greeting. Sets the tone for the meeting Greeter is warmly professional

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Let s begin the meeting

Let’s Begin the Meeting

The process

The Process

  • Greeting

  • Introductions

  • Agenda Review

  • Ground Rules

  • Decision Making Rules

  • Sticking to the Agenda

  • Complete the IEP

  • Closure

  • IEP Meeting Evaluation

The process greeting

The ProcessGreeting

Sets the tone for the meeting

  • Greeter is warmly professional

  • May use positive anecdotes about the student

  • May use humor when appropriate

  • May discuss shared interests

The process introductions

The ProcessIntroductions

  • Put names with faces (name cards)

  • What name people want to be called

  • Explain why person is attending

  • Explain meeting roles

  • Explain use of “equipment”

  • Set a collaborative feeling

  • Put parent(s) at ease

The process agenda review

The ProcessAgenda Review

  • Does the agenda include all issues?

  • Make timing decisions

  • List items by priority

The process ground rules

The ProcessGround Rules

  • Begins a collaborative process bycollaborating

  • Encourages participation by all members

  • Creates a respectful & considerate atmosphere

  • Provides boundaries (& limits) for participation

  • Provides guidelines for refocusing the group

  • Confirms/clarifies expectations of members

  • May be adjusted as necessary

How to initiate a ground rules discussion

How to Initiate aGround Rules Discussion

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The ProcessDecision Making Rules

Consensus is not 100 percent agreement

Consensus is when everyone can support a team decision

100 percent

The process decision making rules

The ProcessDecision Making Rules

Using Consensus?

You will need a definition

  • Example

  • Consensus is when all team members are comfortable enough with a decision to support it.

    Consensus is not compromise

The process sticking to the agenda

The ProcessSticking to the Agenda

  • Review assessment/evaluation (if appropriate)

  • Discuss parent information and invite participation

  • Establish current levels of educational performance

  • Develop goals & objectives/benchmarks

  • Discuss any information parent provided previous to meeting

  • Present proposed goals

  • Amend proposed goals as necessary

  • Write new goals as necessary

  • Determine service delivery (including student placement)

The process complete the iep

The ProcessComplete the IEP


  • Finalize and wrap-up, or…

  • Recommend the group reconvene & document

  • Briefly review what needs to be discussed next meeting

  • Schedule next meeting

  • Review follow up steps

The process closure

The ProcessClosure

  • Acknowledge what was accomplished

  • Thank everyone for their hard work

  • IEP Meeting Evaluation?

The process iep meeting evaluation

The ProcessIEP Meeting Evaluation

  • Creating and implementing an evaluation form can provide valuable information on how the meeting functions from other’s perspective.

  • Denotes an openness on the part of the team, school, district and parents to learn from one another and work together to improve future meetings.

The process iep meeting evaluation1

The ProcessIEP Meeting Evaluation

Areas included in the evaluation:

  • Pre-Meeting Preparation

  • IEP Components

  • IEP Team Communication

  • Team Process Techniques

  • Understanding Roles & Responsibilities

Continual feedback allows continual improvement

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