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The Student Led IEP Focused and Deliberate Teaching of Self-Advocacy
Table Talk and Share Out • Do your students attend or participate in their IEP meetings? • Do your students know what an IEP is? • Have your students ever seen what their goals are?
Table Talk and Share Out • Do your students know they have a learning concern (“disability”) different than ‘other’ students and do they know what it is? • Do your students know what accommodations or modifications they have?
Obstacles/Solutions Discussion • What are some of the obstacles you see in teaching students the IEP process? • What are some solutions to #1? • What are some of the obstacles you see in implementing student led IEPs? • What are some solutions to #2?
A Well Developed Plan for Student Led Conferences • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cak3sCMIl54&feature=related • As you watch, jot down the positives you see that could provide self-advocacy for your students.
Positives of Student Led IEP Meetings • Share what you see as positives in the way of student led IEP meetings.
See Handout: • Student Led IEP Meetings: Planning and Implementation Strategies by Becky Wilson Hawbacker
A Middle School Example • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPEcQxMy1kk&feature=related • As you watch, jot down ways that you might be able to revise this process for your IEP students. • Ask yourself, “Could I format this in a way that MY students could be a bigger part of the IEP meetings?”
Handouts • WELCOME TO MY IEP MEETING! • The Self Directed IEP • My Vision For the Future (large sheet) • The handbook “Transition IEPs: page 18 & 19”
If You Haven’t Yet…… • Will you consider a way to begin deliberately teaching the IEP process to your students? • Will you consider a way to begin having students actually take part in their IEP meetings? • What is a first step that you could do this year?