IEP Assembly Cart: Your Cell IEP Assembly Room on Wheels


IEP Assembly Carts are a easy, efficient strategy to have a cellular IEP assembly room on wheels whereas ensuring the assembly area is inviting for all IEP group 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 enthusiastic about the entire IEP assembly rooms I’ve ever sat in as a instructor.

Take into consideration how most IEP assembly rooms are. They’re typically in convention rooms which might be stagnant and rancid. They’re uninviting and it could actually make the feelings in an IEP assembly heightened.

That’s when my concept for the IEP assembly room bulletin boards was given life, which led me to consider how and the place I might 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 – effectively 1. completely beloved it and a pair of. had allllll the questions – however lots of you had additionally by no means heard of or seen one. There have been a couple of of ya’ll that had, which made my coronary heart so completely happy!

However I needed to deliver this to fruition for therefore lots of you and present you simply how simple it may be to place collectively and use. I requested on social media what questions you’ve 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 actually an IEP assembly on wheels.

Each individual on the IEP group 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 precise knowledge sheets, copies of assembly minutes, and all the opposite issues we want through the assembly. Perhaps after we want them, somebody on the IEP group 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 answer 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 area extra inviting, whereas additionally having the entire IEP assembly provides and mandatory 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 would definitely adapt the concept to have your entire 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. When you have a bigger faculty, with 1000’s of scholars, it could be helpful to have two carts – or in case you have a number of flooring ranges, perhaps one per flooring (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 group effort, so is the cart.

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 give you an concept like this, I’m going all out – so I attempted to suppose above and past, outdoors the field. I believed again to the entire a whole bunch of IEP conferences I’ve ever run and attended as a instructor. And I thought of what I might need on this cellular IEP Assembly Cart as an educator that might assist make the whole group’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 put up 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 a variety of choices for sturdy carts typically (see all of them right here).

However you need to use any cart you’d like. Different choices I researched earlier than deciding on my cart had been this craft cart, one thing like this drawer cart, and this utility cart.

Why did I select the cart I did?

I needed 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 wish to take into consideration earlier than buying a cart is what all you need and want on it. Then analysis for a cart that may suit your wants.

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

Within the locked cupboard is the place you’d maintain any confidential info or expertise that stays with the IEP Assembly Cart, like a doc digicam or projector.

Who would maintain the important thing for the locked cupboard?

I’d most likely give the important thing to the college 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 photograph 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 amazing reminder of why everyone seems to be on the assembly… the coed.

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

On the aspect 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 aspect.

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 may keep on the IEP Assembly Cart within the folder holders. You possibly can coloration 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 wish to carry on the IEP Assembly Cart:

  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Assembly minute observe taker (for all group members)
  • Agenda
  • Guardian, Trainer, and Pupil 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 maintain A LOT of stuff!

Tissues… as a result of IEP conferences are emotionally charged. I personally 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 amazing 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 mum or dad will really feel relaxation assured that you simply care about their scholar and their household.

  • Examine yard gross sales, the Goodwill, second hand shops, Fb teams, and ask mother and father for donations to replenish this a part of your IEP Assembly Cart!
  • I saved these in clear acrylic bins, however you need to use any type bins.

You’ll desire a high quality, wi-fi printer in your cart which you could plug in in any room. This one is much like the one on my IEP Assembly Cart, however you’ll find inexpensive choices too.

You can too have a snack part with little candies or mints! I didn’t put them on the cart as a result of… effectively, I ate all of them beforehand. 🙂

I put the IEP Pupil 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 mum or dad or caregiver asks for sources to assist their baby perceive the IEP course of, they’re nice to have available to share with mother and father.
  3. They’re additionally digital, so you would present them through the assembly after which ship a digital copy for fogeys to learn with the coed at dwelling.

You’ll desire a cart that has a bigger empty prime area to make use of to your laptop computer or pc, a projector (if wanted), or your doc digicam (if wanted).

>> Obtain the PDF buying checklist to construct your individual 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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