From the LISD PD Center:

For special education teachers and support staff

Building Compliant & Useful Transition IEPs

  • Do you write, implement, or participate in IEPs for transition-age students (ages 14-16 and older)?
  • Have the frequent changes in B-13 checklist requirements for these IEPs been confusing or frustrating?
  • Are you passionate about helping your students and their families prepare for life after high school?

Learn a comprehensive framework for transition IEPs to support decision-making and planning. Get clarification about legal requirements and updates on best practices for secondary transition IEPs. You will leave with technical assistance and concrete guidance to support your transition-age students.

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Developing Measurable Annual Goals

The Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education released updated guidance for Measurable Annual Goals this school year. Learn how to integrate these expectations into your IEP development and how to apply them in Illuminate. This training will focus on practical implementation & problem-solving.

All special education teachers and support staff are encouraged to attend.

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Navigating Special Education Discipline

All students - including those without disabilities - sometimes show behaviors that interfere with their own learning or the learning of others. For students with disabilities, IEP teams work together to prevent behaviors from becoming problems. However, national and state data continue to indicate special education students, especially minority students, are suspended and expelled more than general education students.

If you are a teacher, paraprofessional, support staff, administrator, or other advocate for special education students with problem behavior, come learn or refresh your knowledge about alternatives to suspension, Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans, discipline policies & timelines, Manifestation Determination Reviews, and discipline in special circumstances.

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The 6 Fundamental Principles of Special Education

New to the world of special education?

Want a refresher on special education law & practice?

The 6 Fundamental Principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will:

  • Guide your work with students
  • Protect your students' rights
  • Support parent involvement
  • Help you navigate almost any compliance situation

Come and learn these principles and their practical implementation.

Two dates to choose from!

  • March 10 or May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • CEMaT @ LISD Porter Center
  • Free! Click to Register!
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IEP Amendments & IEP Changes

Your student's annual IEP meeting is not due for months, but the IEP needs to change to better meet his or her current educational needs.

When can you use an amendment to make the change and when do you need to develop a new IEP?

Attendees will learn the who, when, where, why, and how of making changes to an IEP.

Two sessions to choose from!

  • March 15 or May 17, 2016 @ 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • CEMaT @ LISD Porter Center
  • Free! Click to Register!
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For questions, please contact LISD PD Team member, Kathy Campbell, at the information below.
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