Online Training

These materials may be helpful to family members and educators as well as people with disabilities.

IEP training

The Collaborative Standards-Based IEP Training Modules is a resource for IEP team members based on a handbook and training developed by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU. The original material, “Creating Collaborative IEPs: A Handbook,” has been updated to reflect changes to the law based on IDEA 2004 and is available at the Partnership website.

Our belief in developing this resource is that working collaboratively to support the participation of all IEP team members, especially students and family members, and using a process for developing IEPs tied to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, will produce IEPs that lead to better student outcomes, improved IEP team functioning and a reduction in conflicts over IEP development and implementation.

Additional IEP training videos

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Training

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Training Modules will provide an overview of goals outlined in the National Agenda: Moving Forward on Achieving Educational Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students and give Virginia’s teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing (TODHH), related service providers and all who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Virginia schools the opportunity to reflect, give feedback and set goals as we continue to move forward to improve student outcomes.

Presentations will emphasize language and communication access, the continuum of placement options and services, ever-changing technology, and transition needs, all to energize you for the school year.

I’m Determined Modules

The I’m Determined Modules are designed to provide background information on the self-determination movement for people with disabilities and the history of the Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined Project. These modules provide a strong foundation for beginning the journey toward self-determination.