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This annual ETL (Educational Team Leaders) Seminar is offered for people from Massachusetts who chair IEP team meetings. Each year, we will select topics of interest to support IEP Team Leaders to strengthen collaborative and compliant practice. The event is designed to provide professional development and face-to-face opportunities for maintaining the state-wide professional community of Educational Team Leaders. The 2024 Seminar theme is leadership opportunities and the new MA IEP.

The cost for the day includes continental breakfast and lunch, and this event provides an 8 hour certificate of attendance.

Agenda for 2024:

9:00-9:15 Welcome 

9:15 – 10 Keynote and Q & A, Deputy Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Russell Johnston

10-11 Lessons Learned in Lowell, Implementing the New MA IEP, Frank Vicente and Alexis Florence, Boston Public Schools

11:10-12:10 Parent / Student Engagement and the New MA IEP, Leslie Leslie, Federation for Children with Special Needs

12:10 – 1 Lunch (provided)

1 – 2 Preparing and Engaging Related Service Providers in the New MA IEP, Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L is co-owner of PASS – The Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC

2:10 – 3:10 Preparing for Students with Special Health Needs, Elizabeth Bostic and Karen Robotaille, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

3:10-4:30 New MA IEP Make and Take: Checklist to Promote Consistent IEP Development and Feedback, Laurel Peltier, Frank Vicente, Alexis Florence, Sharon Jones & Mary Geiring, facilitators

4:30-5 Reflections and Feedback

IEP Team Leader Community of Practice Members registering for and attending the ETL Seminar will receive credits for their attendance as part of their overall PDPs awarded for the Community of Practice.

Registration Options

Spring 2024
Registration Deadline: 04/17/2024 4:30pm EST
Spaces Available: 75
Instructors: Laurel Peltier
Meetings Dates: Click to View Dates/Times
Location: Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway, Devens MA

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The theme will be leadership opportunities and the new MA IEP.


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413-200-8395 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.

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Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • CES Internal Transfer
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