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A Guide for Building Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

The Inclusive Schools Network is committed to our mission to encourage and empower parents, schools, and the community to design and implement effective inclusive schools. Inclusion is an action, and we support a proactive culture that models kindness and acceptance. The importance of working together to create safe, supportive learning environments cannot be overemphasized! We… Read more

Paraeducators: Fact or Fiction?

As policy and procedures have evolved over the years within education, the role of teachers and paraprofessionals has also changed.  Managing the work of paraprofessionals has become a more common component of effectively run classrooms.  Paraeducators who were once responsible for clerical duties to support teachers and administrators by preparing materials, taking attendance, and monitoring… Read more

A Summer Guide to Inclusive Play

The Inclusive Schools Network, in collaboration with Finding My Way Books and Changing Perspectives, is pleased to share Understanding Ourselves and Others: A Summer Guide to Inclusive Play. Designed for K-8 students, the guide provides parents, caregivers, camp counselors, and others with strategies and activities to build student confidence and encourage belonging during the summer… Read more

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Monroe Demonstration Academy Celebrates Third Year of Able Athletes

Monroe Demonstration Academy in the Tulsa Public Schools celebrated its third year of Able Athletes. Featured in Inclusion in Action in September 2020, the Inclusive Schools Network applauds Monroe’s continued efforts to provide “a safe environment that encourages all students to realize their full potential.” Students in Able Athletes met once a week after school in… Read more

2022 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2022

From ancient civilizations to the present time, unity and connection have been essential in order for communities to not only survive but thrive.  United together communities remain strong even in the face of danger, threats, or peril. The ancient and wise proverb, “Together We Stand, Divided We Fall,” dates back to the sixth century BC… Read more

Ossining Union Free School District Celebrates #ISW2020

Multiple buildings in the Ossining Union Free School District, located in Westchester County, New York, celebrated Inclusive Schools Week.  Ossining is home to approximately 5100 students.  Members of our school community were provided with resources and events to develop and raise awareness about the benefits of inclusive educational practices. Park Early Childhood Center (Pre-k & Kindergarten)… Read more

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Kids Included Together & Changing Perspectives 2021 Activity Guide

We are pleased to share the 2021 Inclusive Schools Week Activity Guide developed in partnership by Kids Included Together (KIT) and Changing Perspectives. This activity guide is meant to be utilized by teachers during Inclusive Schools Week 2021. While Inclusive Schools Week is intended to provide support to all marginalized students, this guide is focused… Read more

ISN Partner: Unified Champion Schools Course Series for Educators

NOW LIVE! Free Introduction to UCS Course Series for Educators We are so excited to share the new Unified Champion Schools (UCS) training created especially for educators is now live on our learning platform SO Learn! This series includes four courses that will increase educators understanding of the Unified Champion Schools strategy and demonstrate its… Read more

Theodore Roosevelt High School: A Global Studies Campus in DC Public Schools

Theodore Roosevelt High School, a Global Studies Campus in DC Public Schools, values all students’ unique talents and encourages and challenges students to become intellectually curious, world language proficient, internationally aware, and globally responsive. Roosevelt High School is kicking off Inclusive Schools Week on Monday, December 6, 2021, with a mini-lesson on inclusion for their… Read more

A Solid Foundation #ISW2021

A solid foundation is essential to any building project.  The foundation not only supports the building and anchors it against natural forces, but it also protects the structure from ground moisture, so it stands firm.  In our schools and communities, strong leadership is the foundation that supports an inclusive school environment and anchors it firmly… Read more