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GWC 500-43 Special Education: Improving IEP Compliance and Ensuring FAPE

Ended May 15, 2020
2 credits

Full course description

Event Sponsor: 

Bismarck Public Schools

Event Contact Name: 

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: 

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: 

(701) 323-6522

Event Contact Email:

Event Location: 

Century High School

Event Start Date: 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Event End Date: 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Objective and Outcomes: 

• Participants will collaborate with colleagues to monitor individual IEP compliance
• Participants will participate in district and PLC level training to write effective goals that are ensuring each student is provided FAPE
• Participants will enhance the quality of how IEP goals are written and report on quality data, which is sent home quarterly to families.

Resources/Course Materials: 

a.) Printed copies of the Indicator 13 checklist, copies of IEP to review collaboratively, skeleton outline of basic goals that can be individualized to each student
b.) Morning PLC time will be used, district training opportunities throughout the school year, mandates by DPI, a schedule will be developed to allow Indicator 13 compliance amongst dept. members
c.) Updated changes from DPI, training on policies and procedures, district training on Indicator 13 compliance and goal writing
d.) Department members, SPED coordinator, SPED director


paper roster

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: 

1. Reflections on New Learning (Describe the information sharing or collaboration options your participants will engage in as evidence of reflection upon the session content).
• Weekly meetings as a PLC: building coordinator will collaborate with department members to update team on new policies and procedures and how this will impact IEP compliance.
• Indicator 13 checklists completed by members within the department who will review IEPs-teams can collaborate to review the checklist and discuss that all 13 areas of the IEP are included accurately within the document.
• Goals will be reviewed by colleagues to ensure that baseline data is shown.
• Progress reports completed quarterly and sent out to families reporting on IEP goals and objectives.

2. Application of New Learning: (Describe what participants will be asked to do to show evidence of application of the session content to their work.)
• Teachers’ IEPs will be internally monitored by colleagues and at the district-level following the indicator 13 checklist
• Assessments will be given based on previous progress reports establishing baseline data for students and help case managers take pertinent data related to IEP goals and objectives.