Designing Quality Educational Plans

Administrator Contact: Melanie Learoyd, District Vice Principal of Inclusive Education

Parent Consultant: Heather Skuse

School Administrator Consultant: Ann Copp

Please send your feedback on this core component to: educational.plans@sd44.ca

Guiding Questions

  • How can quality educational plans be designed in a manner that strengthens the home-school partnership?
  • What role can the home team and community service providers play in supporting the design of a quality educational plan?
  • What role does assessment play in supporting the design of a quality educational plan?
  • What is the optimal number of goals that should be focused on at any particular time for a student?
  • How can plans be designed to best inform what is happening for a student in the classroom?
  • What should progress monitoring look like?
  • How can we meaningfully involve the student in this process?
  • How can we ensure that complex learners are being meaningfully engaged in academic related tasks to their fullest potential?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal

  • To develop a student IEP in ways that are most meaningful to the student.

 

 

 

 

Key Actions

  • Collect data from parents, school personnel and experts from the field on what constitutes a quality educational plan.
  • Schedule inservice aimed at further developing this essential component.
  • Develop and implement guidelines aimed at supporting case managers in their design of a quality educational plan.
  • Identify ways in which BC’s revised curriculum can be approached in a manner that supports the design and implementation of a quality educational plan.
  • Examine and revise as necessary processes related to the development of the IEP and progress reporting in relation to it.
  • Meaningfully integrate this component with the work being done on: strengthening the home-school partnership, celebrating the unique me, supporting student transitions, nurturing social-emotional development and mental health and enhancing professional skillset.

 

 

 

 

Indicators of Progress

  • Collect pre and post data from parents and school personnel who are supporting a complex learner to determine if key actions have resulted in successful outcomes as they relate to supporting student transition.
  • Use this information to meaningfully inform key actions for further development of this component in the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

 

 

 

Educational Plan Resources

A Guide to Adaptations and Modifications In British Columbia, three principles of learning guide practice in the development of Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs), which contain the provincially prescribed learning outcomes for grades and subjects. These are: Learning requires the active participation of the student; students learn in a variety of ways and at different rates; and, learning is both an individual and group process. These same three principles should guide the differentiation of instruction, assessment methods, and/or materials‐‐particularly the principle that people learn in a variety of ways and at different rates. Today’s classrooms are diverse and inclusive by nature. Differentiation of instruction and assessment and the principles of universal design are now recognized practices for teachers. For more information, please view A Guide to Adaptations and Modifications.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Instructional Support Planning Process A resource document created by the BC Ministry of Education. For more information, please view the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Instructional Support Planning Process.

Teaching Students with Autism – A Resource Guide for Schools This guide provides resources and information about working with Autistic students. It provides an overview of Autism, the educational implications of Autism, and detailed suggestions for instructional approaches and strategies for classroom management, communication development, and social skills. For more information, please view Teaching Students with Autism.

Individual Education Planning for Students with Special Needs This resource guide is an updated version of the 1996 Ministry of Education resource guide Individual Education Planning for Students with Special Needs. It provides information and strategies that align with professional practice and current legislation. The guide is designed for teachers involved in developing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs). For more information, please view Individual Education Planning for Students with Special Needs.

Intellectual Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process A resource document created by the BC Ministry of Education. For more information, please view Intellectual Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process.

The Role of the School Psychologist This document outlines the role of the school psychologist in assessing and communicating learning needs for children with complex developmental disabilities. For more information, please view The Role of the School Psychologist.

Graduation Program
To view the 2017-2018 Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program (V3), please click here.

BC New Curriculum
Curricular Competencies To learn more about Curricular Competencies, please click here.
Core Competencies The core competencies along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment. To review the Core Competencies, please click here.

Shelley Moore
Transforming Inclusive Education Winner of SSHRC’s 2016 Storytellers’ Challenge. To watch the full video, please click here.
BlogSomeMoore.com Teaching and Empowering ALL Students. Click here to read more.
Resources to Support Inclusion For a full list of resources, please visit learnsomemoore.com.

Individual Education Plan
Individual Education Plan Order 
Oct 2, 2017 – Individual Education Plan Order. BC Ministry of Education. Download the Individual Education Plan Order here.
Individual Education Plans – Shelley Moore This page is to support schools and districts align their IEPs with the shift in the new curriculum. Click here to read more.
The IEP Process | Inclusion BC To learn more about the IEP process and how to plan for your child’s education, please click here.
Inclusive Education Resources – Province of British Columbia The purpose of the Special Education Services Manual is to provide a single point of reference regarding legislation, ministry policy and guidelines to assist school boards in developing programs and services that enable students with special needs to meet the goals of education. To view the manual, please click here.

 

Strengthening Home-School Partnerships

Administrator Contact: Vince White 
Parent Consultants: Amanda Nichol and Kulvir Mann
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Keeping Complex Learners Safe

Administrator Contact: Melanie Learoyd
Parent Consultant: Cyndi Gerlach
School Administrator Consultants: Chanin Smyth & Brenda Bell
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Nurturing Social / Emotional Development and Mental Health

Administrator Contact: Vince White 
Parent Consultant: Meghna Halder 
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Designing Quality Educational Plans

Administrator Contact: Melanie Learoyd 
Parent Consultant: Heather Skuse
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Supporting Student Transitions

Administrator Contact: Vince White
Parent Consultant: Marta Carlucci
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Enhancing Professional Skillset

Administrator Contact: Melanie Learoyd 
Parent Consultant: TBC
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The 7th Component: Celebrating the Unique Me

Administrator Contact: Vince White
Parent Consultant: Karen Norquist
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