October 2015

This form is based on the training that you received in August. For a refresher, please click the link below:


Walk-throughs will occur at least once a six weeks by Polly and/or Ehrikka and when available, a campus administrator. A copy of the form can be accessed by clicking the above title which will take you to the LiveBinder. A copy of the form can also be viewed in the Resource/Inclusion LiveBinder. The purpose of these Learning Walks are to provide you and your paraprofessionals with areas of success and growth and to improve our overall instruction as special educators in the inclusive setting. These walk-throughs are for improvement of instruction purposes only and will NOT be in any way evaluative.

IPI/AIP Documentation @ Progress Monitoring

The Case Manager Data Documentation Form is a living document for you to keep up with all of your needs as a case manager. You have submitted this spreadsheet to me, already. This is located in the Live Binder under the Case Manager Forms Tab. Your documentation is based on what was written into the IPI. For example, If they are to attend tutoring, it is your responsibility to verify they are in fact attending and to find out what they are working on and how that corresponds to their IPI/AIP. This information is to also be reported to parents, assumedly via the IEP update. I would send this home via a word document that you have created per student. It needs to report the how and the what in regards to the IPI.

Districtwide IEP Data Collection for Inclusion

Data Collection on IEPs for inclusion teachers and paraprofessionals will now be collected via Google Docs. vs Eduphoria, in the past. All Elgin employees can access Google using their district email. Follow these steps to create an account with Google. You must register your Google Account for security purposes related to the data collection.

1. Choose CTRL ALT DEL

2. Change Password (you can change it right back)

3. Login

4. You can repeat steps 1-3 if you want to change your password back to what it was.

5. Go to www.Google.Com

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6. Sign in

7. Go to the grid at the top right (as shown above)

8. Choose Drive

9. Right click on My Drive to create your own folders, forms, etc

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This form will officially be shared with you via email. Once you receive the email you will choose to open the form in Google. Once you do you will login and then can save the form to your iPad home screen as an icon.
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To do so, click the box with the up arrow in the right corner and then choose "Add to Home Screen" and voila! You can now take data from your iPad. This information will be exported to a spreadsheet and be able to be discussed in PLCs and utilized by the case managers to plan for better instruction, goal writing and state assessment choice for students.

Sharing IEP Information with General Education Teachers (Secondary Only)

Mrs. Olivarez has requested we share documents with general education teachers in two additional ways besides eSped Document Share. The BOY Bundles have been shared with general education teachers through Eduphoria by Starla. Moving forward, please share your Current ARD Bundle with general education teachers via: Esped through Document Share, Eduphoria and via email with a read receipt attached. Below are instructions on how to share information in these 3 ways.

Document Share via Esped

Document Sharing


STAAR ALT 2 2016 is on the move! There have been some updates that you need to be aware of as well as some action items. The Life Skills Livebinder tab for STAAR ALT 2 is constantly being updated.

Let's Look!

There have been a few changes and updates to the STAAR ALT 2 Allowable Accommodations. Please click the link below to review.


This link will provide you a place to document what accommodations that you are assessing as beneficial for your students:


The following needs to be filled out and returned to Polly by Oct 23rd along with a copy of their testing page from their last ARD and Eligibility form:


Special Education Department Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4pm

Administration Training Room