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The Blueprint is a training curriculum that provides a variety of products and services to help your organization maximize student educational benefits of their IEP. The program emphasizes aligning well- developed IEP goals and objectives to State Standards using specially designed instruction and collaboration to create individualized programs in the least restrictive environment.

The Blueprint can increase the achievement and success of students with disabilities by:

  • Incorporating the State Standards into student IEPs
  • Providing specialized instruction
  • Delivering better instruction using progress monitoring
  • Using research-based practices to enhance the general education learning environment for students

The CREC Resource Group provides a variety of services and products to help maximize student educational benefits. These services include training in the educational benefit of the IEP, specially designed instruction, inclusion and collaboration, and transition planning.

Supporting educators with quality professional development have never been easier or more flexible. If you are looking to support a single person or your entire staff, CREC has the expert solution.

CREC offers several customizable delivery options for training in the Blueprint with:

On-Site Workshops

A certified CREC Blueprint trainer will come to your school or district and present any of the Blueprint Modules

Webinar Training

CREC's Blueprint curriculum specialists can work with you to create virtual trainings in a webinar or online learning format for any of the Blueprint Module Topics. Past Webinars have covered a variety of Special Education topics, including Universal Design for Learning, Research-Based Interventions, and Executive Functioning.

Blueprint Trainer Certification Program

Build capacity within your organization to train staff using the nationally recognized Blueprint curriculum


Special education and related services personnel can receive coaching, mentoring, modeling, and retraining from CREC experts

Customized Modules

Let CREC work with you to customize a module that can address your district's unique training needs

Available Module Series

Building Powerful IEPs to Increase Student Achievement

This professional development module series helps raise the achievement of students with disabilities by matching specially designed instruction with well written, meaningful, measurable IEP goals and objectives that are aligned with the Common Core Standards. The modules address academic achievement and functional performance, standards-based goals and objectives, instructional planning, data collection, and progress monitoring. They can be tailored to specific needs within the district or school. Job-embedded technical assistance is also available to ensure sustainable change in teacher practice. Districts can build their capacity to provide this training through CREC's certification program if desired.

Module 1: Defining Present Levels of Academic Achievement
Module 2: Writing Standards-Based IEPs
Module 3: Creating Instruction from the State Standards for Special Education and Related Services
Module 4: Collecting Data and Monitoring the IEP Progress

Upcoming Module Series

Building Powerful Instruction

  • Module 1: Improving Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities
  • Module 2: Defining and Creating Specially Designed Instruction
  • Module 3: Using Universal Design for Learning
  • Module 4: Supporting Social and Emotional Learning
  • Module 5: Differentiating Between Language Difference and Disability: An Examination of L1 and L2 Data and Principles
  • Module 6: Using Authentic Identification of a Disability in English Learners
  • Module 7: Crafting Appropriate Instruction for English Learners from an IEP

The Blueprint: Building Powerful Inclusion and Collaboration

  • Module 1: Understanding Disabilities
  • Module 2: Collaboration with Parents
  • Module 3: Facilitating Successful IEP meetings
  • Module 4: Developing Effective Models for Inclusive/LRE Practices to Support Students with Significant Disabilities
  • Module 5: Instituting Co-Teaching Practice

Building Powerful Transition Plans

  • Module 1: Creating IEP Transition Plans
  • Module 2: Conducting Assessment and IEP Transition Plans

Certification Program

The Blueprint is a training curriculum that addresses the planning and implementation of programs and services for students with disabilities and/or who are English Language Learners.

Building Powerful IEPs to Increase Student Achievement

This popular certification program provides professional developers with materials to train staff in constructing Standards-Based Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for maximum student educational benefit. The focus is on linking well developed IEPs to the State Standards, data, specially designed instruction, and related services.

CREC offers twelve hours of curriculum in four modules:

  • Module 1: Defining Present Levels of Academic Achievement.
  • Module 2: Writing Standards Based IEPs.
  • Module 3: Creating Instruction from the State Standards for Special Education and Related Services.
  • Module 4: Collecting Data and Monitoring the IEP Progress.

Target Audience

Administrators, general and special education teachers, and related staff personnel.

Certification Requirements

Two days of certification training, and a Video of a successful Blueprint presentation.

Benefits of Certification

Participants will receive materials for presenting Modules 1-4 (over 15 hours of training), including PowerPoint, handouts, guidelines, online resources, and presentation tips. Membership to the Blueprint Consortium also includes updates to materials, current resources, and online assistance.

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