inclusion

2017 Inclusive Schools Week Theme

In our world today, we are embracing changes necessary to protect the practices in education and society essential to making a positive difference for all.  In schools where inclusive education flourishes, there is an inspirational, more positive culture. Widely diverse students are members of their school community while participating and progressing in a strong standards-based… Read More

Washoe County School District Excels in Inclusive Practices

Washoe County School District is making a difference for its 65,000 students by approaching inclusive practices systematically through ongoing training and technical support. Inclusive Practice is a district focus and schools have chosen to focus on it as part of their School Improvement Plans. In the summer of 2015, we began district-wide training on inclusive… Read More

How to Move a County to Inclusion Education Talk

More than 20 years ago, Montgomery County, Virginia began the process of moving all of their schools toward full inclusion for students with disabilities. Cyndi Pitonyak was there at the inception of this process. In this talk, Cyndi explains how a county begins the process of inclusion and does so successfully. If you are an… Read More

A Common Vocabulary in Inclusive Schools

Words are powerful. Consistency in the words we use to describe services and supports for  students with disabilities must be clear and consistent across the district for all children, parents, teachers, and community members. This brief tutorial defines inclusion and provides clarity regarding commonly used terms, such as PLAAFP, Curricular Supports, Advanced Supports, Support Facilitation, and… Read More

Tulsa Public Schools Able Athletes Celebration

Rob Kaiser, a Physical Education Teacher at Cooper Elementary School in Tulsa Public Schools submitted this inspiring celebration that highlighted the students' talents. They held a school-wide "Ability Week" before the 2nd Annual Able Athletes Event. Able Athletes began two years ago as an opportunity for Cooper Elementary students labeled as having "Multiple-Disabilities" to show off all the… Read More

Documenting Paraeducator Support

How do we know students who are expected to receive curricular and personal supports recommended in Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) are not only receiving them—but that these supports are actually working to improve student learning. In recent work with a talented group of paraeducators from the Lamesa Independent School District in Texas, documentation log examples… Read More

The Ultimate Student App Guide

With the advancements in technology, the learning and educational sector has been opened up to more resource options than ever before. Students now have access to such a huge range of options to assist them. These include, but are not limited to; e-books, audio-books, pod-casts, online lectures, real-time tutorials, forums and numerous assistive technology gadgets… Read More

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

Miller Career and Transition Center

Miller Career and Transition Center is the very first career and transition center for the Los Angeles Unified School District. They work promoting inclusion in the community stressing the acknowledgment of the hard work and commitment of schools, families and communities in creating inclusive opportunities for all children regardless of disability, gender, ethnicity, language, health status, etc. Visit… Read More

New Inclusive Schools Week Activities

Give students a chance to sum up their best traits while reviewing adjectives with this bulletin board decoration. Instruct each child to fill out the gift pattern, decorate it, and cut it out. Then invite each child to share the adjectives with the class. Display the completed gifts on a bulletin board. Start of each… Read More