IEP Team Leader Community of Practice

Professional Development


The Educational Team Leader Community of Practice will meet via Zoom once each month for 90 minutes. We will have a regular "routine" for our sessions that will include the following:

  • Welcome and review of agenda (5 minutes)
  • Data collection from ETL‘s regarding a question of practice. For example, I might ask: "How much time do you allocate when scheduling annual review meetings?" One question a month--every month I'll share the results from the previous month's question. (5 minutes)
  • Mini training on a point of regulation or practice (15 minutes)—cases,regs, guidance docs--I'll likely focus on DESE advisories/guidance, the Zirkel update from CASE, a leadership article, or a tool for identifying evidence-based practices.
  • Q&A about the topic for the mini-training (15 minutes)
  • Confidential Case Conferencing: With advanced sign up--up to three people per month 15 minutes each (45 minutes). 
  • Close with gratitude & feedback (5 minutes)

Audience and Grade Level

IEP Team Leaders; Grades K-12

Date and Location

This workshop is fully online and will run October 4, 2021 through June 13, 2022. Virtual sessions will be held on the below dates:

  • October 4, 2021; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • November 8, 2021; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • December 13, 2021; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • January 10, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • February 14, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • March 14, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • April 11, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • May 9, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • June 13, 2022; 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Registration Deadline: Sept 27

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $300 for member districts, and $330 for non-member districts.

Teams of 5 or more individuals are encouraged! Interested teams should email our Event Coordinator, Erin Sullivan (, for a coupon code to use when registering to receive an additional 10% discount per person.


  • Laurel Peltier photo

    Laurel Peltier holds an Ed.D. in Special Education Leadership and C.A.G.S. in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a professional license as a Special Education Administrator in Massachusetts.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


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 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.