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IEPs from A to Z: Understanding Individualized Education Programs (K-12) is a Course

IEPs from A to Z: Understanding Individualized Education Programs (K-12)



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1-2 hrs/week



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There are 1 in 5 students in classrooms today that have a learning and thinking difference.70% of students with identified learning disabilities spend 80% or more of their day in the general education setting. For many students that learn and think differently an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) serves as a roadmap for teachers to support their learning. General educators must deeply understand IEPs from A to Z. This course demystifies IEPs: the laws, definitions, and process for teachers. It also provides teachers with practical and actionable tools to clarify their role in process and to ensure students with learning and thinking differences thrive in their classrooms.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the federal laws that support students with learning and thinking differences.
  • Define the process for why and how a student obtains an IEP.
  • Distinguish important considerations and actions when working with English Language Learners (ELLs) and their families during the IEP process.
  • Summarize the components and define key terms in a student's IEP.
  • Describe a teacher's role during an IEP meeting.
  • Develop a process for progress monitoring and tracking of accommodations and modifications of students' IEPs.

Target Audience: K-12 general educators.

Course is offered by Understood for All, Inc.

Course Instructors

Brittney Newcomer

Brittney Newcomer

Associate Director of Professional Development Programs, Educators

Brittney Newcomer is the associate director of Professional Development at Understood. She spent over a decade serving in public schools, most recently as a licensed specialist in school psychology. Newcomer received a BA in teaching from Texas A&M, her MS in special education at Pace, and a specialist degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake.


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