An exploration of individualized education plans
In my recent Teaching in Inclusive Schools class, I worked with a group to develop an Individualized Education Plan for a fictional student named Allison. Based on a realistic portfolio of Allison that we received from another group, we role-played various stakeholders in Allison’s life to develop an IEP, then took that document through a simulation of Allison’s year at school.
You can download and read our IEP for Allison (PDF).
While this was not quite the real experience of accommodating or modifying teaching for a student with an IEP, it did provide a good introduction to the process of creating, implementing and revising them. Upon reflection, a major point now evident is that the plans must be properly implemented to have a chance of being effective.