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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development

Participation-Based IEPs in Early Childhood

Audience: Educators | Topic: Early Childhood Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education, About the Office of Elementary Literacy and School Readiness (ELSR)

On-Demand format. Participation-Based IEPs in Early Childhood
On-Demand format

This course promotes a different way of thinking in regards to developing an individualized program for a young child. Authentic assessment, connected to global outcomes and aligned with preschool standards, lays the foundation for the learning experiences that we want for all children to thrive at home, in school and in many settings throughout their communities. For children with disabilities, if the Individual Education Program (IEP) is participation-based and well written, it will be an asset to all adults working with the child as well as a testament to the child's learning and development. 

Course Structure
Three important topics containing information and support materials related to creating high quality IEPs are presented in a blended and flexible online format:
•    Using Authentic Assessment to Determine Critical Supports Needed for Learner Success
•    Design a Plan that Maximizes Access and Engagement
•    Deliver Evidence-Based, High Leverage Instructional Practices

Contact Information

Marcia Blum


Up to 3 contact hours for completion of each topic.

1 additional contact hour for each topic can be obtained for completing a team-based bonus activity.

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