Welcome to the 2021-2022 School year. This is going to be a fantastic year!
Getting started on the right foot is super important and being organized as a special education teacher is crucial. Here you will find some things that will help make your life easier.
This is a month-by-month checklist that has some things to think about. It definitely isn’t an “end all be all” list, but it is worth looking at each month.
Other important things to think about:
- Amend IEPs to reflect current services
- All Kindergarten IEPs will need to be amended
- Remember to delete things in future services when doing transition meetings/amendments
- Ensure rosters are accurate
- Read your new students’ IEPs
- Check what Progress Monitoring is needed and prepare materials
Finding your AEA Team
Keystone AEA has provided each district with a Navigator Team. This team supports your district in all things Education! From Instructional services to Special Education to Direct Services for students. Check out our District Navigator teams that support your district. District Navigators
Please remember to use the i3 website for all things Special Education in the State of Iowa. Bookmark this link to ensure you have the most current information for guidance, resources, and procedures in regards to Special Education.
The documentation guide is a great resource to support any special education facilitator (teacher/case manager) with “documenting” on the IEP.
STILL COMING ---The new IEP System, called ACHIEVE! There was an email that was sent at the end of August to administrators with updates. Check out this slidedeck for more detailed information.
Be on the lookout for ongoing updates on the state website for ACHIEVE; this site is where they are providing updates of what is coming and where they are at in development.