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IEA Training & Information Sessions

The department will be hosting a series of in-person trainings and a live webinar for school district staff on the IEA Program. The trainings are an optional opportunity available to all districts and will be designed to provide information to educators on the implementation of the IEA Program, including:

  • an overview of what the IEA Program is, which students are eligible, how students enroll in the program, and what types of expenses IEA funds can be used for;
  • district responsibilities, including how districts should report students enrolled in the IEA Program in EIS;
  • details about how IEA funding will be calculated, distributed, and monitored; and
  • updates/changes for the 2018-19 school year.

Districts have flexibility in choosing which district- and school-level staff attend the training. Examples of staff positions that might benefit from the training include: directors of schools, special education supervisors, finance officers, legal staff, attendance supervisors, assessment supervisors, school counselors, and school psychologists.

2018 Training Dates, Times and Locations

2018 Dates Local Time Locations
March 15 9–11 a.m. CT Long Hunter State Park
Visitor Center
The Cedar Glade Conference Room
2910 Hobson Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076
March 13 1–3 p.m. ET Sarah Simpson Center
Room 209
801 Tipton Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920
March 20
Location Change
1–3 p.m. CT Arlington Community Schools District Office
Board Auditorium
12060 Arlington Trail
Arlington, TN 38002


Register for the In-person Training

Educators must pre-register for the training no later than Jan. 26, 2018. Register here.

Live Webinar Access Instructions

If you are unable to make it to an in-person training, there will be a live webinar for educators:

  • Date: March 26, 2018
  • Time: 9–11 a.m. CST

Registration: Educators do not need to pre-register for the webinar.

How to access the webinar:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 310 827 161
Meeting password: 88888888
Dial in using phone:   1-415-655-0003 US TOLL 

All the information from the trainings and a recording of the live webinar will also be posted on the department’s IEA webpage.

If you have questions, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

The department will be providing a series of information sessions for parents on the IEA Program.  Parent information sessions are designed to help parents who are interested in enrolling their student in the IEA Program learn more about what the IEA Program is, including student eligibility, amount of funding, approved expenses, and parent responsibilities. Parents will also learn how to complete the application process to enroll their child in the IEA Program. These sessions are not for parents of students already enrolled in the IEA Program.

Parent Information Sessions Materials

2018  Presentation

Webinar Recording

Note: Childcare will not be provided at the information sessions. Children may attend the information sessions but must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.

City Date Time(s) Location
Nashville Jan. 31, 2018 6–8 p.m.
a.m. cancelled
Tennessee School for the Blind
Room PD1
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Germantown (Memphis area) Feb. 1, 2018 6–8 p.m. Madonna Learning Center
Cafeteria
7007 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
Knoxville cancelled      


Register for the In–person Information Session

Space is limited and parents must pre-register to attend the information sessions no later than Dec. 29, 2017.

Register Online

If you need special accommodations, please email IEA.Questions@tn.gov

Live Webinar Access Instructions

If you are unable to make it to an in-person session, there will be two live webinars for parents:

Webinar 1:

  • Date: March 8, 2018
  • Time: 9–11 a.m. CDT.
  • Registration: Parents do not need to pre-register for the webinar.

How to access the webinar:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 314 416 320
Meeting password: 88888888
Dial in using phone:   1-415-655-0003 US TOLL

Webinar 2:

  • Date: March 8, 2018
  • Time: 6–8 p.m. CDT.
  • Registration: Parents do not need to pre–register for the webinar.

How to access the webinar:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 318 310 664
Meeting password: 88888888
Dial in using phone:   1-415-655-0003 US TOLL 

The session PowerPoint and a recording of the webinar will also be posted on this webpage. 

If you have questions, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov

Each year the department will provide in–person trainings and a live webinar training for IEA account holders. These trainings are for parents of students who are enrolled in the IEA Program. Account holder trainings are designed to help account holders learn more about how to complete their responsibilities for the IEA Program, including submitting expense reports and receipts to the department, correctly filling out IEA forms (e.g., expense pre–approvals, assessment verification, and application renewal), and much more. The department strongly encourages all account holders and approved applicants to attend the training.

The instructions for how to register for the trainings, including the dates, times, and locations will be emailed to account holders and approved applicants. The updated training materials and a recording of the live webinar will be posted on this webpage.

If you have questions, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

Live Webinar Access Instructions

If you are unable to make it to an in–person training, there will be a live webinar for account holders:

  • Date: Aug. 6, 2018
  • Time: 8 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CT.
  • Registration: Parents do not need to pre-register for the webinar.
  • How to access the webinar:
    Join WebEx meeting
    Meeting number (access code): 649 429 915
    Meeting password: IEA2018AH

    Join from a video system or application
    Dial 649429915@tngov.webex.com
    You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
    Global call-in numbers

The department will be conducting a live information session webinar on the IEA Program for private school principals interested in applying to participate in the IEA Program.  Private school information sessions are designed to help private school principals learn more about what the IEA Program is, including school eligibility, school responsibilities, and approved expenses. Private school principals will also learn how to complete the application process to become a participating school in the IEA Program.

  • Date: March 12, 2018
  • Time: 1–3 p.m. CDT.
  • Registration: School principals do not need to pre-register for the webinar.

Private Schools and Providers Training Materials

Spring 2018  Session Presentation

Webinar

How to access the webinar:

Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number (access code): 311 250 434
Meeting password: 88888888
The session PowerPoint and a recording of the webinar will also be posted on this web page. 

Schools/providers can also submit a request for the IEA team to come and speak to their group by emailing IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

If you have questions, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

Each year the department will provide a live webinar training for IEA participating schools. Participating school trainings are designed to help participating schools learn more about how to complete their responsibilities for participation in the IEA Program including: submitting the quarterly enrollment reports and submitting the annual twelfth grade graduation and completion rate form.

If you have questions, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

Participating School Training Materials

2017-18 Participating School Training PowerPoint

Webinar

Live Webinar Access Instructions

  • Date: Aug. 3, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. CDT.
  • Registration: Schools do not need to pre-register for the webinar.
  • How to access the webinar:
    Web link to access webinar:  https://www.connectmeeting.att.com
    Enter meeting number: (216) 706–7005
    Enter access code: 8863068
    Dial in using phone number: (866) 434–5269

Contacts


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781
IEA.Questions@tn.gov