Video Shorts on Transition IEPs
These videos are part of the Transition IEP Tool, our multimedia training and reference section about the transition IEP process.
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. Although over a decade old now, they still provide clear, high-level overviews that capture the essence of good transition planning. The videos also appear on the individual Transition IEP Requirements pages.
These videos 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.
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.
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.
Course of Study
Course of Study outlines the exact academic requirements students need to complete in order to accomplish their postsecondary goals.
Annual IEP goals are one-year goals that advance students toward their postsecondary goals.
Students must be invited to attend any IEP team meetings where postsecondary transition planning is on the agenda.
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.