Virtual Meetings: Strategies, Tips and Resources (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education, CADRE)


Circumstances may prohibit participants from attending special education meetings in person. In these situations, technology allows one or all of the individuals to participate through the Internet or telephone. Many types of meetings can occur virtually, including IEP meetings, mediations, resolution sessions, and due process hearings. While each of these types of meetings is unique, virtual meetings share common traits and considerations. Here we have collected resources, tips and strategies for meaningfully participating in a virtual meeting.

This site includes:

  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Resources
  • Colorado Department of Education Resources


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