Special Education for Interpreters:  the MET,  IEP , Eligibility, Oh My!

  • 10 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave 200, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

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How does a student qualify for Special Education services? What is the eligibility process and how are services determined? What are the parts of the MET report and IEP? How does the educational interpreter contribute to these documents? What are the procedures for implementing an IEP?  As an educational interpreter, what should I know about an IEP?  What is the difference between a modification and an accommodation?  These and more questions will be answered to assist educational interpreters in being more effective in their work.

Justan Rice currently serves as the Director of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative where she oversees all daily operations with the singular goal of improving academic outcomes for 500+ Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired students enrolled in Local Education Agencies throughout Maricopa, Gila, and Pima counties. Prior to joining the Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative in 2016, Justan served as the Director of Special Services and Federal Programs for the Williams Unified School District and has held roles as a Program Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services Division, Special Services Department Chair, Teacher Advancement Program Master Teacher, and K-8 Resource Specialist. Recognized as a Westside Impact Teacher of the Year, Special Educator of the Year, and Rodel Aspiring Principal, Justan holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University


 

Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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