EDUO 9417: Advance to IEP Pro

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Learn how to carefully read, interpret and contribute meaningfully to an IEP to ensure accommodations and modifications based on student needs are in place. Understand that IEPs differ slightly from district to district and that all IEPs have in place Federal IEP Guidelines mandating student needs be met. Designed for general education teachers, related service personnel, and paraprofessionals who support learners with disabilities, all course participants will engage in activities that stress fully reading and interpreting an IEP, knowing the general educator’s role in the development and implementation of the IEP and the difference between accommodations and modifications.

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Dr. Shawn Watters

B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University; M. Ed. Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Kent State University; Ed. D. Educational Leadership with a cognate in Special Education and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, Ashland University

P-12 Schools, 9 years

Self-contained special education; Higher Education, 20 years

Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

Special Education Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

School Counseling, graduate coursework

Dr. Watters' professional mission is to "Inspire lifelong learning in others with trust, integrity and joy." 

Dr. Watters’ personal interests include her family, traveling, reading, cycle class, and supporting others’ growth and aspirations