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1 VermilionTPC.com The Student-Directed IEP Sponsored and Developed through the Vermilion County Transition Planning Committee

2 VermilionTPC.com Sandy Martin & Steven Wolfe The Student-Directed IEP STEP Pre-Vocational Coordinators Vermilion Association for Special Education

3 VermilionTPC.com

4 Background Information ► TOTAL Project  Transition  Outreach  Training for  Adult  Living

5 VermilionTPC.com Background Information ► TOTAL Statewide Project thru ISBE  3 year initiative-10 sites each year  Two day “Train the Trainer”  Local training  Local implementation

6 VermilionTPC.com Background Information ► TOTAL for Vermilion County Transition Planning Committee (VermilionTPC) ► Team:  VASE: Sandy Martin Steve Wolfe  DHS/DRS: Nancy Hamilton  DACC: Becky Osborne  Student: Noah Siemon  Teacher: Cindy Weaver

7 VermilionTPC.com Background Information ► TOTAL for Vermilion TPC  Year One: ► field test site -one high school  Year Two: ► two high schools  Year Three: ► Six high schools ► Added module – Multiple Intelligence  Year Four (proposed): ► Add module – Self-Advocacy

8 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Student-Directed IEP ► First Step  In-Service ► Second Step  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

9 VermilionTPC.com First Step First Step In-Service TPC members Administrators Teachers

10 VermilionTPC.com Three Tenets of the Student-Directed IEP ► Transition-Focused ► Person-Centered Planning ► Self-Determination

11 VermilionTPC.com Transition-Focused Possibly the next “Cory H.” for special education SchoolAdult Life

12 VermilionTPC.com Transition-Focused Shifts the focus of the IEP ►F►F►F►From preparing the student for the next level of instruction.

13 VermilionTPC.com Transition-Focused ►T►T►T►To preparing the student for life after high school. Shifts the focus of the IEP

14 VermilionTPC.com ► The Transition Plan is completed before the IEP is written Transition-Focused

15 VermilionTPC.com ► “What specifically do I want to have occur?” ► “What is the outcome I want?” Stephen Covey Habit #2 “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” Start with the End in Mind

16 VermilionTPC.com Transition-Focused ► Team approach To identify and access resources and services

17 VermilionTPC.com ► Focus is redirected from deficits to build on the individual’s unique strengths, interests and preferences for the future. Transition-Focused

18 VermilionTPC.com Three Tenets of the Student-Directed IEP ► Transition-Focused ► Person-Centered Planning ► Self-Determination

19 VermilionTPC.com ► Person-centered planning begins the evolution of student ownership in their life, their goals, and how they are going to achieve them. ► It sparks student excitement. ► --TOTAL project Person-Centered Planning

20 VermilionTPC.com Person-Centered Planning ► Involves the student in  Planning  Presenting

21 VermilionTPC.com Person-Centered Planning ► Redirects focus from how the student is taught ► to how services can be used to prepare for adult life.

22 VermilionTPC.com Person-Centered Planning Student’s preferences, interests, skills, dreams

23 VermilionTPC.com Three Tenets of the Student-Directed IEP ► Transition-Focused ► Person-Centered Planning ► Self-Determination

24 VermilionTPC.com ► “When young people set personal goals for themselves, they become partners in the process of reaching these goals. This increases motivation to achieve and succeed.” ► -- TOTAL project Self-Determination

25 VermilionTPC.com Self-Determination ► Builds upon the power of the desire for personal control; to make choices

26 VermilionTPC.com Self-Determination Requires the development of ► Self-awareness skills ► Self-advocacy skills

27 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Student-Directed IEP ► First Step  In-Service ► Second Step  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

28 VermilionTPC.com Second Step ► Created program for the teacher and students

29 VermilionTPC.com Integrate into Existing Curriculum Low Level High Level Degrees of integration

30 VermilionTPC.com Low Level High Level Examples of Integration Incorporate personal information gleaned from writing, career exploration, and/or vocabulary exercises into the IEP Student learns advocacy, social and/or communication, skills to better participate in IEP meeting. Student writes own goals as part of writing activities Student applies the skills of self-knowledge, self-advocacy, communication, and social etiquette to conduct own IEP meeting Student prepares invitation letters for IEP meeting Student monitors progress with charts, graphs, journals. A structured transition program of study is implemented to ensure life skills are being developed and folded into the IEP process

31 VermilionTPC.com Low Level High Level Examples of Integration Incorporate personal information gleaned from writing, career exploration, and/or vocabulary exercises into the IEP Student learns advocacy, social and/or communication, skills to better participate in IEP meeting. Student writes own goals as part of writing activities Student applies the skills of self-knowledge, self-advocacy, communication, and social etiquette to conduct own IEP meeting Student prepares invitation letters for IEP meeting Student monitors progress with charts, graphs, journals. A structured transition program of study is implemented to ensure life skills are being developed and is folded into the IEP process

32 VermilionTPC.com Low Level High Level Incorporate personal information gleaned from writing, career exploration, and/or vocabulary exercises into the IEP Student learns advocacy, social and/or communication, skills to better participate in IEP meeting. Student writes own goals as part of writing activities Student applies the skills of self-knowledge, self-advocacy, communication, and social etiquette to conduct own IEP meeting Student prepares invitation letters for IEP meeting Student monitors progress with charts, graphs, journals. A structured transition program of study is implemented to ensure life skills are being developed and is folded into the IEP process Examples of Integration

33 VermilionTPC.com Model Program Selected Adapted from ► Jane Collins & Nora Bardi, teachers ► Normal Community West High School  Student Led PowerPoint Presentation  Incorporated video reports

34 VermilionTPC.com Materials Materials ► PowerPoint template ► Workbooks ► Sample Letter ► Evaluation

35 VermilionTPC.com Implementation ►L►L►L►Limited number of LD/EMH students ►P►P►P►Parent notification letters ►I►I►I►Incorporated into Resource English VVVVocabulary WWWWriting, paper and research paper LLLLetter writing unit PPPPresentation skills ►L►L►L►Linked with online career guidance ►S►S►S►Student led IEP meeting

36 Student-Directed IEP Student-Directed IEP ► First STEP  In-Service ► Second STEP  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

37 My name is I go to (name) High School Will everyone please introduce themselves? Picture Introduction

38 Goal #3: What do I want to do for a career? This is possibly the most important question to answer because it will have a major impact on where you will live, what you can or cannot do for enjoyment, and how you will be able to contribute to a family and/or social life. Activity: Complete the Career Cruising Career Interest Inventory and Assessment on the Internet. Select three choices that interest you the most and list them on your Life Dreaming Results. For your presentation find pictures to represent these choices.

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40 Overcoming Obstacles There are always obstacles between what we have and what we want to have. what we are and what we want to be. As you look at where you are in school today and where you want to go with your future, what are some of the barriers you think you will have to overcome? Activity: Complete the Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet. For your presentation find words and/or pictures that represent four of the major barriers you feel you’ll have to conquer to get to your goals. (second column of your worksheet)

41 VermilionTPC.com Sample of Student Presentation

42 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Student-Directed IEP ► First STEP  In-Service ► Second STEP  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

43 VermilionTPC.com Units of Self-Study ► Likes and Dislikes ► Abilities and Weaknesses ► Post-Secondary Goals ► School Performance ► Learning Styles ► Work Experience

44 VermilionTPC.com Units of Self-Study ►O►O►O►Obstacles ►O►O►O►Objectives for Next Year ►P►P►P►Personal Commitment

45 Ask students to rate themselves on the Functional Skills Worksheet and to identify three strengths and three areas that they need to target for improvement. It is best to work withthe student on a one on one basis to help “remind”him/her of areas that you have observed as his/her strengths and areas in which to improve. The areas that you work to identify together should then be reflected in the actual IEP.  Areas identified as strengths should be recognized and used to build successes.  Areas identified for improvement should appear as objectives. Items gaining attention should not be limited to academic progress. Social skills, conflict resolution, attendance, hygiene,developing self discipline,ability to follow instruction, ability to problem solve, attention to detail, and perseverance in the face of adversity are just a few examples of areas that can be built into the design of the IEP that have far reaching implications for the future success of the student. Addressingsuch items will often be addressing issues related to the academic program of in struction. How I’m doing in school: Note to the teacher Students will need one on one assistance with these exercises. To know what must be done to achieve life goals, students need an accurate assessment as to how they are doing now.

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47 Four Obstacles To My Future Goals I’d have to go to a 2-year college. It would require a lot of science. I’d have to be able to read charts. I’d have to get a car to drive to work.

48 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Student-Directed IEP ► First STEP  In-Service ► Second STEP  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

49 VermilionTPC.com Website vermiliontpc.com /gallery

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51 Website ► Tips and Tricks ► PowerPoint Templates ► Workbooks in Publisher ► Sample Letter in Microsoft Word ► E-list & links

52 VermilionTPC.com Summary of the Student-Directed IEP ► First STEP  In-Service ► Second STEP  Materials ► Student ► Teacher ► Third Step  Web-Site

53 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Transition-Focused IEP SchoolAdult Life

54 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Direction for Future Person-Centered Planning

55 VermilionTPC.com Student-Directed IEP Self-Determination

56 VermilionTPC.com Thank you for your attention Sandy Martin and Steve Wolfe Pre-Vocational Coordinators Vermilion Association for Special Education Phone: (217)

57 VermilionTPC.com VCTPC TOTAL Team Members ► Nancy Hamilton, Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services Danville Office ► Becky Osborne, Danville Area Community College (DACC) Office of Student Support ► Noah Siemons, DACC student ► Sandy Martin, Pre-Voc Coordinator, Vermilion Association for Special Education ► Steve Wolfe, Pre-Voc Coordinator, Vermilion Association for Special Education


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