Download
student blurbs n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Student Blurbs: PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Student Blurbs:

Student Blurbs:

363 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

Student Blurbs:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Student Blurbs: What’s inside the cover By Elfie Schwiderson Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy

  2. What is a blurb? • A book blurb is a quick summary of a story that is designed to pique the reader’s interest. • It is usually found on the back cover or on the flaps of a book. • It gives the reader an idea of what the book will be like.

  3. What are student blurbs? • Student blurbs are a quick, usually one-page summary of the IEP. • They contain the information from the IEP that general education teachers need to understand. • They are written in easy-to-understand language.

  4. Why write a student blurb? • To assure understanding and implementation of IEP by all involved school staff: • Classroom accommodations • Services, supports, and supplemental aids • State- and District-wide test accommodations

  5. Is there another reason why I should write a student blurb? • To enhance involved school staff’s understanding of the student and his/her unique needs • What kinds of behaviors to expect • How to deal with these behaviors • Academic level of the student • Inclusion of goals/objectives may help staff understand current level of student

  6. When should I write a blurb? • After every new IEP • At the beginning of the new school year

  7. Who should get a blurb? • Special Education coordinator/director • Grade-level classroom teacher(s) • Parapro • Specials teachers (gym, art, music, etc.) • School Social Worker (if behavior is an issue) • Special Education file

  8. Accountability • Blurbs can be used to document staff familiarization with the IEP • Provide 2 copies and have staff sign one and keep one for own use; keep signed copy in central location • Shared drive on school network? E-mail copy to staff and have them save to their shared drive (GroupWise)

  9. How to write a blurb • Student’s name at top of page • 14 point font • Centered

  10. How to write a blurb • Your name and title • Homeroom teacher name and grade/subject • IEP Date • Classroom parapro’s name • 10 point font

  11. How to write a blurb • Student’s name • 14-16 point font • Bold face • is eligible for Special Education based on (add eligibility category) • 12 point font • Eligibility category in bold and/or italicized • Information from PLAAFP, ancillary services, introduce goal and objectives

  12. How to write a blurb • Add first student goal and objectives • Add subsequent goals and objectives

  13. How to write a blurb • Add information from supplemental aids/ services/personnel supports from IEP • You may want to add an explanation that these are the accommodations in the general education classroom, and as such are the responsibility of the classroom teacher

  14. How to write a blurb • Add student’s participation in state-wide (MEAP, MEAP-Access, or MI-Access) and district-wide assessments. • Note if student will be taking district-wide test at different grade level • Note testing accommodations • Note instructions for saving this blurb

  15. Sample blurb

  16. Elfie Schwiderson Special Education teacher Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy 1301 Marquette Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 (906) 635-5055, ext. 409 elfies@jklschool.org Contact information: