Elementary student involvement in the IEP process: The agile IEP
This project explores student involvement in the Individual/Inclusive Education Plan (IEP) process. Through a workshop designed for educators, the project reviews historical timelines of inclusive education with particular focus on IEP’s, as well as current research. With the intent of re-examining IEP practices, the project delivers a new model entitled Strong Five that merges ideas from agile design thinking with the IEP process. This model emphasizes and promotes student involvement through five succinct phases enlisting classroom teachers, resource teachers, parents and students to collaboratively work towards achieving goals. The model aligns with current pedagogy of placing the student at the centre of their learning in addition to the newly revised curriculum in British Columbia.