2023 Inclusive Schools Week: Draw Me In!
About This Year's ISW Theme
As far back as the days of cave drawings, art has been a way for humans to express themselves. Many children begin to communicate through the language of art even before using words. We’ve often heard, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Our theme for Inclusive Schools Week 2023 is Draw Me In! Participating in art provides a pathway to self-discovery, and sharing art opens doors to understanding and respecting different ways of thinking. Do we see the faces of all children and youth drawn into the canvas of our schools and society today?
The need to belong is a basic need of all students and an integral component of effective inclusive schools. To be inclusive implies a fundamental commitment to building relationships among students, families, educators, and the community to support safe and positive learning environments.
Artist and muralist, Kyle Holbrook, founder of Moving the Lives of Kids, has joined us at the Inclusive Schools Network to share his vision and knowledge of public art as a way to reach and include all kids. As we celebrate Inclusive Schools Week 2023, let us respond—Draw Me In!
Celebrate the Theme
Click below to access this year’s theme Celebration Guide, Activities Booklet, Media Kits, Press Releases, and Letters to Principals and Directors.
Download ISW theme digital badges, banners, and more in a variety of sizes to use on your website, in emails, on social media, and in printed materials.
Use ISN and ISW logos to enhance your ISW messaging. Use these approved logos for announcements about planned activities and ISW participation.
Inclusive Schools Week Activities
Explore theme-specific and general ISW activities to keep your students engaged throughout the week. Whether students in your school and community already share a common learning environment or you are just beginning to create an atmosphere of accessibility and acceptance for all, these activities will encourage and inspire movement toward a more inclusive community.