(15 ISBE Clock Hours) In this course, you will learn the documentation process and explore how to process, file, and analyze data for documentation. You will build a documentation action plan focused on a more holistic approach to documenting students’ behavioral and academic struggles. You will also interact with activities and modules to help you plan to implement the provided trackers and documentation tools throughout this introductory course.

  • Total Price: $85
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 15 ISBE Clock Hours

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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Use Effective Documentation to Support Classroom Instruction & Identify Student Need

  • Learn How to Properly Record Student Information, Manage Student Records, & Share Student Information with Colleagues & Parents

  • Step-By-Step Instructions On How to Set Up Student Files For Use in RTI Referrals & Other Documentation Requirements

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

Who are my struggling students and how can I document their difficulties in a way that will enlist the support I need from my administrators?

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This course was a great introduction to documentation and how to utilize it. I would recommend this course to any new, old, or returning teacher.

-10th Grade Teacher

 15 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 15 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – An Introduction To Documentation

  • What is documentation
  • Why documentation is important
  • How documentation is used
  • When documentation should be created

Section 2 – Student Files

  • The importance of creating student files
  • How to create student files
  • What to include and how often to add information to student’s files

Section 3 – Documentation Templates

  • Multiple documentation templates
  • Different ways to share information with school personnel
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Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 13 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • ABC Tracker
  • ABC Tracker Sample
  • Academic Tracker
  • Behavior Tracker
  • Conference Form
  • Creating Student Files Guide
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Documentation Implementation Plan
  • Documentation Purposes Guide
  • Intervention Log
  • Parent Contact Log
  • Referral Process Log
  • Team Meeting Documentation Tracker

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  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 15 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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