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IEP Assembly Cart: Your Cellular IEP Assembly Room on Wheels


IEP Assembly Carts are a easy, efficient option to have a cellular IEP assembly room on wheels whereas ensuring the assembly house is inviting for all IEP crew members.

Certainly one of my passions as an educator and IEP coach helps IEP groups work collaboratively and cohesively. And in the future I used to be serious about the entire IEP assembly rooms I’ve ever sat in as a trainer.

Take into consideration how most IEP assembly rooms are. They’re usually in convention rooms which are stagnant and off. They’re uninviting and it could make the feelings in an IEP assembly heightened.

That’s when my thought for the IEP assembly room bulletin boards was given life, which led me to consider how and the place I’d show them if the IEP assembly room modified on a regular basis – like many do relying upon room availability.

In my 10+ years in schooling, I’ve by no means seen or heard of what I used to be envisioning, so I constructed it.

Enter the IEP Assembly Cart.

Once I debuted my IEP Assembly Cart on social media, so lots of you – properly 1. completely liked it and a couple of. had allllll the questions – however lots of you had additionally by no means heard of or seen one. There have been a number of of ya’ll that had, which made my coronary heart so pleased!

However I wished to carry this to fruition for therefore lots of you and present you simply how straightforward it may be to place collectively and use. I requested on social media what questions you’ve got and right now I’m right here to share my solutions to alllllll of your questions. So let’s go!


What’s an IEP Assembly Cart?

An IEP Assembly Cart is basically an IEP assembly on wheels.

Each individual on the IEP crew is busy and all of us have a ton on our plates. Usually the very last thing on our minds is ensuring that the IEP assembly room has blue pens, the proper knowledge sheets, copies of assembly minutes, and all the opposite issues we’d like through the assembly. Perhaps once we want them, somebody on the IEP crew runs out fast to seize them or we are saying “I’ll get that to you by the tip of the day/week!”

The IEP Assembly Cart is your resolution to all of these issues, in a single handy, cellular spot.

What are the advantages of getting an IEP Assembly Cart?

Make the assembly room or house extra inviting, whereas additionally having the entire IEP assembly provides and obligatory paperwork you’ll want in a single spot… that’s cellular and you may take with you anyplace within the faculty!

This works for in-person IEP conferences, and perhaps not a lot digital IEP conferences – though you can actually adapt the concept to have all your digital IEP paperwork in a single place.

What number of IEP Assembly Carts do you want? And who maintains them?

The thought is to have one cart per constructing or faculty. In case you have a bigger faculty, with hundreds of scholars, it might be helpful to have two carts – or when you’ve got a number of ground ranges, perhaps one per ground (relying upon the place the IEP conferences are held).

The duty for sustaining the cart can be the IEP groups… as IEP writing and successes are a crew effort, so is the cart.

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What goes on the IEP Assembly Cart?

What goes in your IEP Assembly Cart will actually rely in your district or faculty wants.

I’ll admit that once I provide you with an thought like this, I am going all out – so I attempted to suppose above and past, exterior the field. I assumed again to the entire a whole bunch of IEP conferences I’ve ever run and attended as a trainer. And I thought of what I’d need on this cellular IEP Assembly Cart as an educator that might assist make your entire crew’s assembly expertise extra optimistic and fewer overwhelming.

With that being stated, I’m going to share what’s on my IEP Assembly Cart. You may take all of it in after which adapt it to suit your wants. On the backside of this submit you possibly can seize a PDF obtain that may be a buying checklist of what’s on my cart, so you possibly can seize what you need/want with ease.

Find out how to arrange an IEP Assembly Cart

The primary a part of establishing an IEP assembly Cart is figuring out which cart you need. My cart is from Uline (discover it right here) and Uline has loads of choices for sturdy carts generally (see all of them right here).

However you should utilize any cart you’d like. Different choices I researched earlier than deciding on my cart have been this craft cart, one thing like this drawer cart, and this utility cart.

Why did I select the cart I did?

I wished a cart that had storage for the IEP Assembly Room Bulletin Boards (as a result of the concept for the cart originated with the concept for these bulletin boards) and the necessity for a locked shelf or cupboard.

Once more – when selecting your IEP Assembly Cart, the very first thing you need to take into consideration earlier than buying a cart is what all you need and wish on it. Then analysis for a cart that can suit your wants.

Right here’s what I presently have contained in the locked cupboard:

Within the locked cupboard is the place you’d preserve any confidential data or expertise that stays with the IEP Assembly Cart, like a doc digital camera or projector.

Who would preserve the important thing for the locked cupboard?

I’d most likely give the important thing to the varsity secretary if we’re storing faculty expertise within the cupboard, or admin. Or the ARD Facilitator, diagnostician, Particular Ed Division Chair, or caseload supervisor.

  • Contained in the acrylic picture body, you possibly can put a photograph of the kid and have that displayed on the IEP assembly desk through the assembly. It’s an ideal reminder of why everyone seems to be on the assembly… the scholar.

So what else is inside or on the IEP Assembly Cart?

On the facet of the cupboard I used Command strips to stick the acrylic hanging folder holders. I additionally put a chord organizer on 3 of the 4 cart sides and magnetic hooks on the one facet.

Like I stated earlier, I selected this particular cart as a result of it had the storage for the IEP Assembly Bulletin Boards. You may learn extra about them and utilizing them right here.

What paperwork or paperwork do you retain within the hanging folder holders?

I printed many of the IEP Toolkit paperwork and put a number of copies of the person sheets inside file folders that can keep on the IEP Assembly Cart within the folder holders. You would colour code the folders, however I like to paint code the papers. Right here’s a free mini coaching on that.

However here’s a fast checklist of paperwork you’d need to carry on the IEP Assembly Cart:

  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Assembly minute word taker (for all crew members)
  • Agenda
  • Mother or father, Instructor, and Scholar questionnaires
  • IEP assembly floor guidelines (except you’ll use the bulletin board model)

Once more, most of these paperwork are included contained in the IEP Toolkit (besides the Procedural Safeguards).

On the cabinets is the place you possibly can preserve A LOT of stuff!

Tissues… as a result of IEP conferences are emotionally charged. I actually have even wanted to make use of tissues throughout a gathering, so it’s essential to at all times have them available.

Books, puzzles, fidgets, and small toys are an ideal choice to carry on the cart for when a household brings a scholar’s siblings to the IEP assembly. It doesn’t at all times occur, however when it does you’ll be ready and the mother or father will really feel relaxation assured that you just care about their scholar and their household.

  • Examine yard gross sales, the Goodwill, second hand shops, Fb teams, and ask dad and mom for donations to replenish this a part of your IEP Assembly Cart!
  • I saved these in clear acrylic bins, however you should utilize any model bins.

You’ll need a high quality, wi-fi printer in your cart that you may plug in in any room. This one is just like the one on my IEP Assembly Cart, however yow will discover inexpensive choices too.

It’s also possible to have a snack part with little candies or mints! I didn’t put them on the cart as a result of… properly, I ate all of them beforehand. 🙂

I put the IEP Scholar Self Advocacy readers on the IEP Assembly Cart for a few causes:

  1. If college students are concerned in their very own IEP conferences (like a scholar led IEP assembly), these readers are nice to have available to share with households.
  2. If a mother or father or caregiver asks for sources to assist their little one perceive the IEP course of, they’re nice to have available to share with dad and mom.
  3. They’re additionally digital, so you can present them through the assembly after which ship a digital copy for fogeys to learn with the scholar at house.

You’ll need a cart that has a bigger empty high house to make use of in your laptop computer or laptop, a projector (if wanted), or your doc digital camera (if wanted).

>> Obtain the PDF buying checklist to construct your personal IEP Assembly Cart right here. <<

How do you make IEP assembly rooms extra inviting for IEP groups? Inform us within the feedback beneath!


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