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As a special educator, you know that creating and following an IEP meeting agenda is essential for annual iep meetings. In this blog post, we will provide everything you need to know about creating an effective agenda for your meeting. 

Why Should I Use an IEP Meeting Agenda?

An agenda provides structure for your IEP meeting and helps to ensure that all topics are covered in a timely manner. By having an agenda, you can also keep track of meeting minutes so that you can refer back to them later. Additionally, using an agenda will help you to stay organized during your IEP meetings. Creating an IEP meeting agenda is key to success as a special education teacher.

Here are some tips to get you started!

IEP Meeting Agenda Tips

  • Always start with the basics: who will be in attendance from the IEP team, when is the meeting, where will it be held, and what is the purpose of the meeting?
  • Make a list of topics that need to be discussed at the meeting.
  • Assign each topic to a specific person. This will help keep the discussion focused and on track. You can have each service provider talk about their annual goals.
  • Create a timeline for each topic. This will ensure that all topics are covered in a timely manner and that the meeting does not run over its allotted time. Try to make sure each team member understands how much time they have to share their information.
  • Keep track of meeting minutes. This will help you remember what was discussed at the meeting and ensure that all decisions are documented.

By following these tips, you can create an efficient and effective IEP meeting agenda that will help you lead successful annual IEP meetings. With a well-organized agenda, you can keep the meeting focused and on track, cover all the topics that need to be discussed, and make sure that all decisions are documented. 

Ready to Save Time?

Worried you are going to forget something? I've been there…

Here's an easy-to-use IEP meeting checklist! This IEP Meeting Quick Kit will help new special education teachers and case managers alike. Use it as a cheat sheet to prepare for your meeting and as an iep agenda during the meeting to stay on track.

You can get the checklist in this no-prep IEP meeting kit. It has everything you need to hold a successful IEP meeting!

Can't wait to hear how your next IEP meeting goes!

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I'm Jennifer!

I’m Jennifer and I was a special educator in the elementary school setting over the past decade. I entered the classroom every day dedicated to making learning inclusive AND engaging.

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