Inclusion in Action

The Inclusive Schools Network will be hosting the 15th Annual Inclusive Schools Week during the week of December 7-11, 2015. Schools and communities around the world hold events and activities to raise awareness about the benefits of inclusive educational practices.

Let us know what you are doing for Inclusive Schools Week 2015 by submitting a short description of your celebration activities and events by email to the ISN email box at support@inclusiveschools.org. You can use this form to help share the details of your Celebration: Inclusion in Action Submission Form.

For inspiration, read below about inclusive education success stories and celebrations below!


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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

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Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

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Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

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Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

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The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

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Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

ugan-MMAP-md

ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

bigstockphoto_Teamwork__610349

PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

parent teacher

Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

NormHomePage-TopOnly

I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

CIMG4062

The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

CIMG3981

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

CIMG4036

Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 1.13.48 PM

Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

inclusion tree

Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

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Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

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The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

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Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

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Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

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High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

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Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

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Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

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DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

ugan-MMAP-md

ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

bigstockphoto_Teamwork__610349

PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

parent teacher

Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

CIMG4062

The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

CIMG3981

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

CIMG4036

Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

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DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

tacoma 3

Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

ugan-MMAP-md

ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

bigstockphoto_Teamwork__610349

PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 3.09.24 PM

Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

parent teacher

Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

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The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

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Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

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Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

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High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

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Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

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Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

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DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

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Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

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Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

CIMG4062

The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

CIMG3981

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

CIMG4036

Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

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Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

ugan-MMAP-md

ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

bigstockphoto_Teamwork__610349

PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

NormHomePage-TopOnly

I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 4.06.42 PM

Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

CIMG4033

Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

CIMG4062

The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

CIMG3981

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

CIMG4036

Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 10.54.32 AM

Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

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Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

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High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

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Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

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Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

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DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

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SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

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Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

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Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

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The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

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Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

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Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

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Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

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Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

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Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

SFUSD-Red

SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

universal education

Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

dc

Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

vienna

Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

faculty

Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

parent teacher

Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

Group Of Children Playing In Park

Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

Happy group of kids smiling at the park

Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

CIMG4062

The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

CIMG3981

Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

CIMG4036

Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

Multiethnic Group of People Dicussing About Team

Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More

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Austin Public Schools Announces Poster Contest Winners

Austin Public Schools held a Poster Contest for their students and the winners were just amazing! Check them out in the article in the Austin Daily Herald. http://www.austindailyherald.com/2016/01/inclusive-schools-week-poster-contest-announces-winners-students-celebrate-their-schools/… Read More

romania

Romania School Learns the True Meaning of Inclusion

In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Gheorhge Sincai high school participated in the project "Services for Socio-Educational Integration of Roma", coordinated by the Foundation Desire for Social reflection and openness, founded by SEE. In the frame of this project, the high school participated in the activity "Index for Inclusion" developed by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, and published in Romanian… Read More

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 1.13.48 PM

Fairfax County Public Schools Make Each Day Special During ISW

In Fairfax County Schools, Inclusive Schools Week highlights the accomplishments of families, schools, and communities who promote inclusive education for all children across the world. The Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from… Read More

ISW news video

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) -- Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 "Inclusive Schools Week", advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education."Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read More

inclusion tree

Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana's first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… Read More

radio

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read More

jersey boys

New Jersey Bike-A-Thon

When Dr. Frances Stetson heard the plans for the Future Project Team’s Bike-A-Thon presented at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015, she was so impressed and had to help sponsor the event. The Bike-A-Thon was planned by these four gentlemen, the Dream Director and three male students from the inner city of… Read More

band

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read More

Plaza-Civica-in-Inclusion

Plaza Civica In Inclusion In San Miguel De Allende

What great photos from this outdoor International ISW celebration in San Miquel Allende! The children's artwork is phenomenal and so colorful… Read More

lcps

LCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Enjoy this Animoto video featuring photos from Loundon County Public School's 2012 ISW Celebration.  LCPS 2012 ISW Celebration Animoto video Read more about their celebration plans: Loundon County ISW 2012 Plans… Read More

robertoclemente-300x70

Roberto Clemente Charter School Celebrates ISW

Alyssa Postman wrote from UNO Roberto Clemente Charter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. "We celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by holding 2 professional development sessions for our staff on accommodating & modifying instruction as well as supporting learners with social-emotional needs. Teachers also presented the "Get Into It" lesson plans from Special Olympics in their classrooms. We… Read More

boy working

DC Public Schools 2014 Celebration Plans

D.C. Public Schools is celebrating ISW in a BIG Way this year! Read more about their Celebration plans here! The Inclusive Programming Division will be hosting Inclusive Schools Week on December 1-4. Mark your calendars! We have four exciting events, one on each day after school, at schools around the District. Our aim is to celebrate all DCPS… Read More

hawaii

A Bowling Outing in Hawaii to Celebrate Inclusion

This success story was shared on our facebook page! What a great way to have fun together and celebrate inclusion! In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, Farrington High School in Kalihi, HI went to bowling with their Friends Program. It was an awesome day filled with laughter and strikes galore. Have an awesome week everyone… Read More

idt

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this "Mental Model" when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read More

cathy video

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read More

tacoma 3

Tacoma Public Schools Inclusion Gallery Exhibit

As part of a week-long celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, Tacoma Public Schools hosted an Inclusive Gallery Exhibit and Resource Fair at Mount Tahoma High School. Student artists from all abilities and grade levels displayed work representing what inclusion means to them. It was truly an amazing event with 82 pieces of art representing inclusion. Over… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW

Atlanta Public Schools Hosting Inclusive Schools Week Events by Staff Reports November 26, 2014 03:42 PM Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that… Read More

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ISW Celebration in Uganda

We were so excited to hear that Inclusive Schools Week 2014 was celebrated in Uganda! Center Director of the Tororo Christian Center Education Campus, Gabriel Odoi Owor, contacted us to share details of their ISW celebration. Their mission is “Making Schools Inclusive.”  Here are some pictures and highlights of their celebration… Read More

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SFUSD’S 2014 ISW Celebration

San Francisco Unified Schools held an impressive celebration for 2014 Inclusive Schools Week. Here are a few highlights below! Superintendent Richard Carranza speaks about inclusion from the podium.   L to R: Deborah Peralta, CAC member and parent at Sunset Elementary, Dr. Elizabeth Blanco, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services,  and  stand in front of the… Read More

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Michigan State Board Passes an ISW Resolution

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the Michigan State Board of Education passed an ISW Resolution. Inclusive Schools are envisioned in the State Board's framework for policy development: Universal Education:Vision and Principles… Read More

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Several Events Planned to Celebrate ISW in the District of Columbia

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its planning partners have coordinated a week-long series of city-wide events and trainings in celebration of Inclusive Schools Week.  Please join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the great work our city is doing to ensure that inclusion… Read More

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Vienna Elementary to Mark ‘Inclusion Week’ Starting Monday

Students hope to raise $500 to donate to Jill's House in Vienna. In observance of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-6, the students and staff members at Vienna Elementary School will participate in a different activity each day designed to encourage inclusion for all students.  Vienna Elementary School is a Fairfax County public school. The school… Read More

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PWCS Office of Special Education Poster Contest

In celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, the PWCS Office of Special Education, invites schools to create a colorful and attractive banner or poster that focuses on stakeholders’ awareness of this event. An inclusive school is where there is a sense of belonging—all students are welcomed members of the school community. There is acceptance and understanding… Read More

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Inclusive Schools Week Kick Off Event

Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives - 1201 17th St, NW Details: The Inclusive Schools Week Planning Committee would like to extend a special invitation to its 2012 Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) Kick-Off Event. The event aims to highlight the District of Columbia’s work toward creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms and engage participants in interactive activities… Read More

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Spotlight: Co-Teaching at Camelot in North East ISD

At Camelot Elementary, Mr. Cody Kemp and Mr. Paul Goodwin co-teach twenty four fifth grade students in the areas of reading/English language arts and mathematics. Co-teaching is a partnership between general and special educators who share the philosophy that they are responsible for all children. Co-teaching requires interweaving the skills of both educators to meet… Read More

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Flint Hill Elementary Inclusive Schools Week Celebration 2012

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. Celebrated during the first week in December, ISW was created to commemorate the progress that schools have made in providing a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomics status, cultural… Read More

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I Am Norm 2011 ISW Celebration Activities

Take a look at the short "how to" video that that Malia Rappaport (one of I am Norm's fantastic youth leaders) put together to promote Inclusive Schools Week. Find more videos on the I Am Norm website. The I Am Norm resources page has also been updated with "Host your own I am Norm Day" and includes downloadable tools to… Read More

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Newton Public Schools ISW 2011 Events and Activities

Submitted by: Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chari, Newton Sped PAC FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, December 7th. Book display highlighting differences of all kinds Principal's note focusing on inclusion in the next issue of the Franklin newsletter All classrooms to participate in a grade-appropriate "I feel included when" activity BURR ELEMENTARY Schoolwide Activities  Teacher communication—providing teachers… Read More

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Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates ISW 2011

Atlanta Public Schools has many different activities planned for Inclusive Schools Week. The Board of Education has  proclaimed that the week of December 5th-9th will be Inclusive Schools Week.. On Monday, the Central Office Staff will be greeted at the door in the morning with pencils, stickers and gifts from the ISN Shop. They will also… Read More

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Minnesota Proclaims Inclusive Schools Week 2011

The state of Minnesota has issued a proclamation identifying December 5th-9th as Inclusive Schools Week.  In support of this proclamation, a group of organizations have come together and are offering a free community event on December 6, 2011 with Dr. Patrick Schwarz at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Minnesota.  He will be speaking on- From… Read More

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Including Samuel Screening ISW 2011

The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County & Special Populations Group of meadow Creek PTA are offering a special screening of "Including Samuel" Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The screening will be held at the Meadow Creek Cafeteria in Bedford, Texas.  To learn more about the film and how this district is celebrating click… Read More

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Ocean Springs School District Celebration Activities 2010

Submitted by Teresa Callahan, Assistant Principal of Magnolia Park Elementary School Highlights of Celebration Activities Ocean Springs School District on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has several exciting plans to celebrate Inclusive Education Week! For the big Kick-off, the Mayor is issuing an official proclamation for next week to be Inclusive Education week in our community, using… Read More

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The Frazer Center ISW Celebration Plans 2010

Submitted by Lairalaine M. White Inclusive Schools Week Celebration Plans In addition to centerwide activities, Teaching Teams at the Frazer Center will: Create a colorful display that tells an inclusive practice that is used whether it’s on a daily basis or something new. Be able to answer the question “What is Inclusion?” Be able to present… Read More

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools ISW Highlights 2009

- Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our… Read More

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Cooke Center for Learning and Development ISW Highlights 2009

Submitted by Kathryn Simic, Director of Family and Community Services, Cooke Center for Learning and Development Highlights of Inclusive Schools Week On December 10th, 2009. Cooke Center for Learning and Development will be hosting the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Childrens Committee's Celebration of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sherri LaFond of the NYC Department of Education, District… Read More

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Newton Public Schools 2009 ISW Events and Activities

Submitted by Jo-Louise Allen, Co-Chair, Newton Parents Advisory Council for Special Education  High School Activities Newton South High School Advisory teachers showed a YouTube video clip of "Soeren Colombo Speech about his Sister" during the Tuesday, December 8th advisory block. The speech focuses on the use of the word "retard" and its effect on our… Read More