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A Peek Inside a Course: Understanding and Implementing IEPs with Digital Tools

by | Nov 27, 2023 | ETS Instructors

Digital tools can significantly enhance the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. In our course “Understanding and Implementing IEPs with Digital Tools” you will review the following concepts.

  • Organization and Documentation: Digital tools provide a structured platform to organize and document IEPs. They allow for easy access to the plan, progress tracking, and modifications, reducing paperwork and ensuring all involved parties have up-to-date information.

  • Collaboration and Communication: Platforms like specialized software, communication apps, or shared platforms enable seamless collaboration among teachers, parents, therapists, and specialists involved in the student’s education. Real-time communication facilitates quicker updates and adjustments to the IEP as needed.

  • Customization and Adaptation: Digital tools allow for personalized learning experiences. Educational software and apps can be tailored to meet the specific needs outlined in the IEP, providing adaptive learning modules or accessibility features to support various learning styles and challenges.

  • Progress Monitoring and Data Analysis: Digital tools often offer features for tracking student progress and collecting data. They can generate reports, charts, and analytics that help educators and specialists understand the student’s growth, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions for IEP adjustments.

  • Accessibility and Accommodations: Technology provides various accessibility options, such as screen readers, speech-to-text software, text magnification, or specialized input devices. Integrating these tools into the learning environment can assist students with disabilities in accessing educational content and participating fully in class.

  • Time Efficiency and Flexibility: Digital tools streamline administrative tasks related to IEP implementation, allowing educators to focus more on direct instruction and personalized support for students. They also offer flexibility in accessing materials from anywhere, enabling continuous learning beyond the classroom.
  • Parental Involvement: Digital tools can enhance parental involvement by providing easy access to their child’s progress, updates on IEP goals, and opportunities to communicate with teachers and specialists. This involvement fosters a collaborative approach in supporting the student’s education.

  • Resource Sharing and Professional Development: Online platforms and digital resources offer professional development opportunities for educators to learn about new interventions, strategies, and technologies to better implement IEPs effectively.

This course consists of the following 6 Modules:

Module 1: IEP Pre-Assessment
Module 2: IDEA, ESSA, IEPs
Module 3: IEP Goal-Setting
Module 4: Accommodations & Modifications
Module 5: Assistive Technology
Module 6: Case Study

See what participants who’ve completed the course are saying!

  • “I enjoyed exploring the digital tools that were embedded in the course work and will take some of those to use in my practice.” –Aimee
  • “This course helped me find digital tools that I can use with my students in the classroom. I was able to find tools to help with accommodations and ones that I can use to help with IEP writing and tracking of data. This is what I was hoping to take away from this course! I loved that it was beneficial research and practical ideas to use in the classroom.” –Allyson
  • “I really liked the articles and resources provided in this course. I also enjoyed researching different topics. I also liked learning from classmates. It is great to see what resources other people are using.” –Keri
  • “There are many things that I have learned throughout the process of completing this course.  I have had a refresher on the laws and acronyms for special education.  In addition to this, I have learned how to create IEP goals using supports and how to comb through students’ IEPs to synthesize the information.” –Kathryn

Register for this course today!Understanding and Implementing IEPs with Digital Tools

Utilize one of our promotional codes for a tuition discount!

  • All current registrations receive 10% off tuition with code: fall23
  • First time customers receive 50% off tuition with code: 50edtech2023
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