Transition IEP Training & Support

Training and Technical Assistance for Transition IEPs

On this page:

  • Transition IEP Training
  • The Transition Miniseries
  • Additional IEP Resources
  • Transition Talk at High Noon
  • Transition IEP Open Office Hours

Individualizing a Transition IEP takes time and know-how. Indiana's middle and high school teachers understand that it's an ongoing process involving a magic mix of coaching, evaluation, mentoring, skills development, and collaboration. That's the fine art of creating a smooth transition to life beyond high school to employment, community participation, further education and/or training, and independent living with appropriate supports.

Key to making the magic all work, however, is understanding the components of a good transition and how to build on those individual pieces every year so that teachers, students, and case conference teams construct a compliant and quality Transition IEP. 

The Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center is here to help. 

2023 Transition IEP Training

As transition educators, it is important to strive for excellence as we create the documents that guide our students toward successful postsecondary outcomes. The Transition IEP is a blueprint that points toward success; the Transition Portfolio is a living document that showcases the student’s positive attributes and successes.

To ensure your team can create quality and compliant Transition documents, the CCLC and INSTRC are launching two new webinars:

  • Excellence for Everyone: The Transition IEP on February 27
  • Excellence for Everyone: The Transition Portfolio on February 28.

Sessions run 9–11:00 a.m. and revisit the day’s content from 1–3:00 p.m. Choose the timeframe that best suits your schedule and leave with resources that will help you create quality Transition IEPs and Transition Portfolios.

Cost is $30 per session


Who should attendEducation teams overseeing the quality and compliance of Transition IEPs in districts and/or cooperatives. Teams can include special education directors, assistant directors, coordinators, department chairs, and teachers.

What to expect: Join the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center for a virtual training covering the components and process of creating a quality Transition IEP. 


Registration Now Open!


The Transition Miniseries

The 13-course miniseries is free online training from INSTRC. Each course (they’re brief!) is designed to help you become more familiar with the components of the cyclical planning process and support you as you create quality Transition IEPs with your students.

Courses in the Transition Miniseries are:

  • Transition Miniseries Introduction
  • Student Involvement
  • Transition IEP: Introduction
  • Transition IEP: Present Levels of Function Performance
  • Transition IEP: Transition Assessments and Postsecondary Goals
  • Transition IEP: Transition Services and Activities
  • Transition IEP: Annual Goals
  • Transition IEP: Alignment/ Conclusion
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Transition
  • Transition Portfolios
  • Transition Programs within Schools
    Adult Services
  • Transition Miniseries Conclusion and Resources

You can complete the entire series or individual courses. The miniseries is designed both for teachers new to the field and for teachers and administrators who just want a refresher. Upon completing courses, you can receive contact hours used toward Professional Growth Points, up to a total of 21 contact hours for completing the entire miniseries.

The Transition Miniseries is provided online through IU Expand. The IU Expand link to the Transition Miniseries will give you information on how to create an IU Guest Account and enroll. 

Enroll Now

Additional Resources

Find more Transition IEP resources by clicking on the "Transition IEP" filter box on the left side of the Resource Search page. 

Transition Talk at High Noon

Real-world conversations by transition professionals for transition professionals.

Recent talks about key transition topics include:

May 4 Annual Goals: Behavior with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.

June 1 Annual Goals: Speech with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.

July 6 Annual Goals: Social/Communication with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.

Transition Talks at High Noon archive


Transition Open Office Hours

INSTRC hosts Comprehensive Transition Open Office Hours every Thursday, from  2:30–4:30 p.m., Eastern Time  

Stop by to chat with subject matter experts in private breakout rooms.

  • Need an answer to a question about Transition Portfolios or IEPs?
  • About Social Security Work Incentives?
  • About Vocational Rehabilitation?

Our team will be standing by to help you with these and many other transition-related matters of interest. Feel free to drop in with your question or just listen in to learn what your colleagues are asking.

You do not need to pre-register. Follow the Zoom link below to attend on Thursdays.

Connect via Zoom

Need accommodations? Contact us at  at least three weeks before your Transition Talk or Open Office Hours. Let us know what accommodations you’ll need and for which dates you’ll need them.