Individual Program Plan
All children can learn, but not all children learn in the same way, at the same time, or at the same rate. Meeting the diverse learning and special education needs of students means identifying needs, developing individual goals, and providing appropriate specialized services and supports in the most appropriate learning environment. The Edmonton Catholic School Division offers flexible and responsive learning environments that may include:
- Instruction and support in a grade-level classroom with same-aged peers
- Individualized instruction in smaller group settings
- A specialized classroom
- One-on-one instruction
- A combination of all the above.
When teachers use instructional practices and strategies to support student engagement, it can lead to greater achievement and success for all. Many practices used to support students with special needs will benefit all students through a universal design for learning framework that requires collaboration among students, parents, and school staff.
All students identified as having special education needs and receiving adapted or modified programming in Edmonton Catholic Schools require an Individualized Program Plan (IPP).