BEFORE the IEP

The HQ IEPs Resource Lead Project aims to increase knowledge and engagement of administrators and designees as members of the IEP team to help develop high quality IEPs that will result in educational benefit. These are resources to help prepare administrators and designees for the IEP Journey.

This module addresses the importance of engaging the families of students with disabilities in their child’s education. It highlights some of the key factors that affect these families and outlines some practical ways to build relationships and create opportunities for involvement (est. completion time: 1 hour).
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A visioning tool for school teams to dream of what meaningful participation in the IEP journey looks like.
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This collection of self-paced courses covers the legal foundations of laws supporting students with disabilities. The collection includes courses that explain the difference between civil rights and funding laws, different laws impacting students with disabilities including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the relationship between state and federal laws, primary sources of the law in the United States, the impact of the role and levels of the adjudicative source of law, the history of IDEA, the major parts of IDEA, and more.
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This course is a part of a series created by Progress Center covering the legal foundations of laws supporting students with disabilities.
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Specifically designed with school administrators in mind, this module offers guidance on how to support and facilitate the development and implementation of high-quality IEPs, including the monitoring of student progress (est. completion time: 2 hours)
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Tip sheets for all the major parts of the IEP created by Progress Center.
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Specifically designed with school administrators in mind, this module offers guidance on how to support and facilitate the development and implementation of high-quality IEPs, including the monitoring of student progress (est. completion time: 2 hours)
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Student Presentation Template for Early Childhood/Elementary Students
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Side-by-side transition checklist for Part C, Part B, and families
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IEP Checklist to support administrative designees for the before, during and after an IEP.
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An easy-to-use tool for educators to use at the beginning of the year to know who their student is as a learner to support them best.
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Special Education Timeline Resource
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