Professional Development: IEPs, Inclusion, and Team Teaching

Special educators need to understand how to include and engage general educators in the IEP process. They also need to have a firm understanding of the research behind inclusive classrooms for special education students, the benefits of inclusion settings, and their potential drawbacks.

Create a 15-20 slide digital presentation for professional development for general education teachers on the topics of IEPs, inclusive classrooms, and team teaching.

Address the following within the presentation:

Explain each major section of an IEP.

Describe what an inclusive classroom setting looks like, and when it may be the most beneficial setting for students with disabilities; include specific examples of students with disabilities being appropriately placed in an inclusive setting.

Describe three team teaching models; include benefits and drawbacks of each.