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SOWIC Academy Sessions 2017-2018

Measurable IEP Goals and Google Sheets
October 18, 2017

Does the phrase “report card wizard” make your skin crawl? Then this is the workshop for you. At the end of this all day session, you will walk away with a more efficient way to track progress on your student’s goals and objectives. This workshop will first focus on writing measurable IEP goals connected to the Common Core in both academic and functional areas. Then participants will learn how to use google sheets to easily collect data and determine student progress towards their goals and objectives. Participants will learn how to create graphs to facilitate discussion and creation of new goals at IEP meetings. Participants must bring a computer to this session and have a google account (no experience with google sheets required).

Transition Plans: Creating Student Centered Plans
November 9, 2017

This workshop will focus on the essential elements needed to develop a comprehensive transition plan. Participants will walk through all required components of a transition plan and where all the pieces fit within EasyIEP. Learn strategies to effectively involve the student and parents to create a comprehensive and meaningful plan. Participants will leave with a transition toolbox ready to use in their district.

Google Drive 101
December 7, 2017

Does Google Drive make you think….WHAT CLOUD! This session is focused on those new drive users. You will be taken step by step through creating new documents and sheets. Learn the basics from creating, sharing, organizing, and uploading to your drive. How do I share my document with someone?....all of those questions and many more will be answered! Participants must bring a computer to this session.


Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: SOWIC Main Office
1207 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet
Cost: FREE, CPDUs provided
Call 815-741-7777



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