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17 Short Videos on Transition IEPs

In 2010 Dr. Ed O’Leary and Dr. Steve Bigaj recorded 17 short interviews on many elements of the transition-driven IEP process and Indicator 13 IEP requirements. The interviews provide clear, high-level overviews that capture the essence of good transition planning. The videos appear on the appropriate reference pages as well.

Overview videos

These overview videos are part of a multimedia training and reference tool about the transition IEP process: what must be part of the process and what must be written into the IEP itself.

The Transition-Driven IEP Process. 5:45-minutes.

Compliance with requirements and the move toward quality of practices. 4:20-minutes.

Summary of Performance: A collaborative effort. 2:43-minutes.

Age-appropriate transition assessment videos

Age-appropriate transition assessments are tools that help students identify their strengths, interests, skills, and/or knowledge needed to reach their goals for life after high school.

Background and overview of the age-appropriate transition assessment requirement. 2:55-minutes.

The struggle to meet the requirement. 6:03-minutes.

Measurable postsecondary goals videos

Measurable postsecondary goals (MPSGs) specify the student’s plans for life after high school.

Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals must cover education or training, employment, and as needed, independent living. Background and overview. 4:55-minutes.

Essential elements of a measurable postsecondary goal (MPSG). 4:39-minutes.

Student engagement in writing MPSGs. 4:08 minutes.

Transition services videos

Coordinated set of activities

Transition services are experiences, supports, and instruction other than academic courses that will assist the student in achieving his or her postsecondary goals.

At the heart of transition planning are the coordinated services we provide to students. Overview and historical perspective. 7:46-minutes.

The areas of transition services. Do all areas have to be addressed? 2:52-minutes.

Long range planning: the timeframe to consider when crafting transition services. 5:24-minutes.

Course of Study

Course of Study outlines the exact academic requirements the student needs to complete in order to accomplish his or her postsecondary goals.

The course of study (education plan). 5:45-minutes.

Modifications to the course of study. 3:58-minutes.

Annual goals videos

Annual IEP goals are one-year goals that will advance the student towards his or her measurable postsecondary goals.

The annual goal requirement and connecting this to other transition components on the IEP. 3:11-minutes.

Student invitation videos

Students must be invited to attend any IEP team meetings where postsecondary transition planning is on the agenda.

Background and overview of the requirement that a student must be invited to the IEP meeting where transition services are discussed. 6:44-minutes.

Agency participation videos

It is the school’s responsibility to issue IEP meeting invitations to outside agencies when the agencies need to be a part of the student’s transition planning team.

Overview and intent of the requirement about agency participation. 2:07-minutes.

Are schools inviting outside agencies, and what are the factors hindering meaningful agency participation? 8:29-minutes.