Friday, October 28th
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (program begins at 8:30 AM)
Dedham Holiday Inn Conference Center, 55 Ariadne Road, Dedham
The collection and use of data have always been a critical part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities. The new IEP process that will go into effect in 2023 will require classrooms across the Commonwealth to expand their data collection in order to have the information needed for the form. With this in mind, the League School is sponsoring an all-day conference to give school districts tools and models developed by seven school districts that teachers can adapt to their classrooms.
“This conference will provide timely, practical information for educators and school administrators to take back to train others at their school,” said Dr. Margaret Reed, Conference Facilitator. “The new IEP program will have more data requirements than the current process. Since November 2020, the League School has been one of the IEP Improvement Project’s pilot sites, and we and other early adopters have valuable information and lessons to share with other school districts that will be implementing the new form and process in 2023.”
The state’s IEP Improvement Project Director, April Rist, will kick off the conference with an overview of the project and the timeline for implementation. Participants will attend four of seven session options. The earlier you register, the greater the chance to attend the sessions of your choice:
- Boston Public Schools – Streamlining Data Collection for Monitoring Challenging Student Populations
- Dracut Public Schools – Finding a Starting Point for Inclusive Classroom Instruction
- Fitchburg Public Schools – Monitoring Student Independent Use of Strategies Across School Environments
- League School of Greater Boston – Practical Strategies for Data Collection in the Classroom
- Southbridge Public Schools- Making Connections with Available Data
- Wakefield Public Schools – Designing Live & Passive Data Tracking w/ Practical Applications for Student Success
- Webster Public Schools – Using Data to Build Solid Parent/Guardian Relationships in the IEP Process
“As part of the IEP process, it’s important to gather data baselines so you know where each student is starting from and you can measure progress,” said Margaret. “Attendees will learn from school districts that have developed interesting ways of collecting and using data. They’ll come away with practical tips and have the ability to download templates on their laptops.”
The $149 non-refundable registration fee includes the conference, continental breakfast, full luncheon buffet, session materials, and certificate of attendance. The registration deadline is Friday, October 21.
For registration details, contact Pam Verbeck.
For program content questions, contact Dr. Margaret Reed.