Thursday, 5 September 2013

I.E.P. Meetings Fall Semester 2013

Individual Education Planning or I.E.P Meetings: Fall Semester


Week One

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Week Two

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who attends: usually


student: opportunity to learn to advocate for themselves and be part of the process

5 classroom teachers per semester: math, English, science, social studies and physical education as well as complementary classes like art and metals.

resource teacher 

sometimes other important people in a student's life such as,

social workers

What: The Agenda

A) Progress: how things are going with the course so far

B)Student strengths: those qualities a student displays that is leading to successfully obtaining the credit, such as using class time well, arriving to class on time, good attendance,participating in discussions etc.

The student, parent and teacher share information about what they each feel is a strength

C) Student Challenges: this depends upon each individual student

sometimes student choices that make it harder for the student to obtain the credit such as arriving late to class, not attending classes, time management of class time etc.

sometimes the course moves quickly so the student requires extra time to complete identified tasks, tests etc. 

sometimes the course notes need to be provided to the student as they may not write quickly enough or well enough to use their own notes to study for a test

sometimes the student requires a reminder to record homework or pass in homework 

C) What can we do to better face these challenges, what does the student need to succeed?

Based upon the challenges above and input from the student as well as the teachers the following things help the student.  We call them adaptations. These are only a couple of the many adaptations that can be chosen and agreed upon for use in the classroom during the IEP meeting.

extra time,     copy of the notes,  reminders to hand in homework,  watch set to beep when it is time to go to class,

D) These solutions to facing challenges lead to goals the student can work towards each semester in each course.

Ex. If a student struggles with arriving late then we could write a goal.  Johnny will set his watch to beep when it is time to go to class and arrive to class no later than 5 minutes after the bell for the first 2 weeks, than arrive no later than 3 minutes after the bell for the next 2 weeks, than no later than 1 minute late with the final goal to arrive on time for the rest of the semester of fall 2013.

The goal of course is to get to class on time as soon as possible.

E)The meeting ends with the IEP signed by everyone present and the next meeting date set for the winter semester.