Sunday, August 21, 2011

IEP Writing with those new common core standards

Here we go again :)  The circle has come around again.  Those goals and objectives are going to be measurable and specific once again.  No more will improve in reading and 3 or 4 random things to go about meeting that goal.  I did my first training with my 2 new special ed teachers and other team members last week.  I will admit it is going to be much easier to change the way IEP's are written in my building because they have never written them any other way.  I am really going to like this way of writing objectives.  This was the way I wrote objectives when I first started teaching.  We haven't had our first meeting yet to see how to make the rubber hit the road, but I will keep you posted on how that goes.  I am working overtime this school year with all the changes we made to RTI and also with training and supporting 2 new teachers.  I spend last week helping work out schedules, choose programs, help teachers score their written expression screeners, develop some behavior intervention plans for some students we are already targeting, and then getting all my due process notebooks back in working order.  Let me know how crazy your start of the year has been :)


  1. Hi, thank you for popping into my blog. I am your first follower! :-) I am so excited to see what you write about. Especially anything to do with IEP's and the core standards. I am new at teaching (even though I am old) and really would love to see good examples of great IEP's, how they are written and what to tell the parents. Thank you for sharing and look forward to more!


  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am not currently in a situation where I am working with IEPs and or RTI, but it is always beneficial to learn what is going on, so I can be an effective teacher when the time comes. Thank you for all the info:) I look forward to reading more.

  3. I'm excited to hear all about this, what state are you in?