AbleNet Inc. Announces the Release of Its First Online Course – eLearning: The Facilitated IEP

AbleNet’s first online professional development course eLearning: The Facilitated IEP  is a self-paced 3-month online course; is a cost-effective professional development opportunity that is designed for all staff that are part of the IEP process and includes vital and proven techniques and processes for running successful IEP meetings.

The IEP meeting a mandated process for planning successful student outcomes with parents administrators and teachers can result in dissatisfaction with goals placement services and decisions. AbleNet has collaborated with Key2Ed to develop an online course to help ensure educators have successful IEP meetings with the student’s best interest at the core.

eLearning:  The Facilitated IEP is designed for all educators involved in the IEP process and includes principles for good communication preventing and resolving conflict as well as strategies for collaboration and respect are taught in a clear thoughtful manner with organized materials videos and example meetings. This cost-effective program can be started at any time and includes 13 self-paced online sessions. Educators have a 3-month period to complete the program and upon completion they will have the tools needed to manage and deliver a successful IEP meeting. 

“As administrators with decades of experience in special education Joyce and I lived the challenges that presented themselves during an IEP meeting” said Doug Little co-creator and founder of Key2Ed.  “We started developing tools and strategies to help ensure everyone was more successful during this important meeting.  These tools and techniques proved to be very successful and with that success we developed The Facilitated IEP Training Program.”  Joyce Little co-creator and founder of Key2Ed added “This became a way for us to share these successful strategies with others. It is our goal to assist district personnel and families to build positive relationships and focus the IEP content and process on the student. We are excited to work with AbleNet on the online version so together; we can reach more districts to promote successful collaboration and effective relationships for the betterment of students.”

“I was fortunate to have participated first-hand with the onsite workshop offered by Key2Ed several years ago” said Jennifer Thalhuber CEO of AbleNet. “By witnessing the value the course provided special education teams I felt it was something AbleNet could bring forward to continue to offer services that supports our customers. We’re always seeking ways to help create a successful school-experience whether it’s through outstanding assistive technology or critically important curriculum or services designed to support our educators we’re here to be a partner to schools.”

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