Developing Effective IEPs in Physical Education Online Course
Author: Matthew D. Lucas
- All too often, IEPs (individualized education programs) do not specifically address physical education.
- Adapted physical education often is not included in the IEP process.
- Many physical educators are not prepared to contribute to the development of an effective IEP.
- Many physical educators fail to understand the legal ramifications of IEPs.
Now, adapted physical educators, general physical educators, special education teachers, and others can use this highly practical course to create IEPs that are appropriate and effective for their students.
Developing Effective IEPs in Physical Education Online Course walks readers through a wealth of information in a concise, easy-to-understand way that facilitates effective collaboration on and implementation of individualized education programs. Accompanying video clips and practical examples enhance the learning. The course provides critical information and guidance on these topics:
- Special education laws
- Civil rights laws as they apply to students with disabilities
- IEP goals for the physical education of children whose disabilities affect their learning in the subject
- Assess children who need IEPs
- Determine student placement for physical education
- Enhance parental understanding of adapted physical education in the IEP process
- Understand the roles of administrators and physical educators in IEPs
- Ensure that the guarantees provided by the American with Disabilities Act are followed for children with disabilities in physical education
- Develop an IEP for adapted physical education, including writing a proper narrative and creating appropriate goals
Teachers can take an exam at the end of the course, leading to a certificate of completion, which can be presented to an administrator to gain professional development credit. The course represents three contact hours.
Developing Effective IEPs in Physical Education Online Course is ideal as a professional development course or as a supplemental resource for higher education adapted physical education courses or for methods, organization, or administration courses.
AudienceProfessional development resource (3 contact hours) for adapted physical educators, general physical educators, special education teachers, classroom teachers, and K-12 school district administrators. Supplemental resource for higher education PETE and APE courses.
Module 2. Adapted Physical Education
Module 3. Developing IEPs for APE
Module 4. Steps to Enhance Parental Understanding of APE in the IEP Process
Module 5. The Rights of Students and Parents