What should you see in your gifted child’s Individual Educational Plan?
Speaker: Lynn Chartres, MEd
Day & Time: Saturday, April 7, time TBA.
Location: Fraser Heights Secondary, 16060-108 Avenue, Surrey BC, V4N 1M1, room TBA.
Abstract: An Individual Education Plan (IEP) for a high ability learner is written with two intents. Firstly, an IEP is intended to fulfill the Ministry of Education’s mandate that support for a student with special needs be planned and documented. Secondly, and most importantly for parents, an IEP is a living document that to be meaningful, must recognize and plan for specific goals for your child as his or her needs emerge.
To be meaningful, an IEP must be planned by a collaborative team of child, parent and teacher. To be relevant, the goals should be current and be situated in the context of classroom learning. To be effective, the IEP should have attainable goals and do-able strategies. Above all, your child’s IEP must recognize and address your child’s most significant need with supports that reflect current best practice.
In this session, Lynn Chartres will suggest ways in which an IEP can be a dynamic document that will promote success for your child.
Since 2014, Lynn Chartres is the principal of Choice School for Gifted Children in Richmond, BC. Before that she taught gifted students at the elementary and secondary level for many years. Lynn has also been a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Education at UBC, where she wrote courses and taught at the Department of Educational Counselling, Psychology and Special Education.