CAHELP Guide of Professional Learning Courses

Meaningful Parent Participation INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIONS

For more information or to register for this training, visit the CAHELP OMS Calendar:

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) strongly supports parents’ rights to be involved in the special education program that their children receive. Assisting parents in understanding the IEP process, the educational jargon, and their role as meaningful IEP team members will pave the way for building and maintaining relationships, and will result in more efficient IEP meetings. This training will focus on the techniques and procedures to educate parents about IDEA, the assessment process, and the IEP process from the beginning of an initial referral. Participants will gain an appreciation for the benefits parent involvement can bring to the school; be able to recognize the existing models of parent involvement in their own schools; increase knowledge of how to develop a genuine partnership with parents; understand the legal requirements under IDEA; and develop the ability to have collaborative IEP meetings among all stakeholders.

Intended Audience

Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, and speech- language pathologists.

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For more information or to register for this training, visit the CAHELP OMS Calendar: Present Levels of Performance (PLOPs), Goals, and Educational Benefit INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIONS

This course will focus on understanding the IEP process and exploring ways to determine if a student is receiving educational benefit. The participants will discover how the IEP process guides the development of legally compliant present levels of performance (PLOPs) as baseline indicators so that IEP goals are written for each area of need and directly linked to the baseline (PLOP). Participants will have the opportunity to view examples of both PLOPS and goals while practicing writing goals from the case studies provided. A brief discussion on how to link goals to the Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards will be addressed. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use data to determine whether a student has shown progress on goals to enable a child to make progress in light of the child’s circumstances.

Intended Audience

Special education teachers, general education teachers, site administrators, counselors, and school psychologists.

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