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. They cover what must be part of the process and what must be written into the IEP itself.

Defining a Transition-Driven IEP Process. 5:45-minutes.

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

Explaining the Summary of Performance. 2:43-minutes.

Transition assessment

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

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

Background and overview of appropriate measurable postsecondary goals. There are three areas: education or training, employment, and as needed, independent living. 4:55-minutes.

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

Engaging students in writing their postsecondary goals. 4:08 minutes.

Transition services

Coordinated set of activities

Transition services are experiences, supports, and non-academic instruction that will assist students in achieving their postsecondary goals.

Overview and historical perspective on coordinating transition services. 7:46-minutes.

Overview of all the areas of transition services. 2:52-minutes.

Importance of considering a long range timeframe when crafting transition services. 5:24-minutes.

Courses of Study

Course of Study outlines the exact academic requirements students need to complete in order to accomplish their postsecondary goals.

Overview of the course of study (education plan). 5:45-minutes.
Modifications to the course of study. 3:58-minutes.

Annual goals

Annual IEP goals are one-year goals that advance students toward their postsecondary goals.

Explanation of the annual goal requirement and how it connects to other transition components on the IEP. 3:11-minutes.

Student invitation

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

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.

Factors that can hinder meaningful agency participation 8:29-minutes.

Links checked 5/8/17