inclusion

Park Early Childhood Center #ISW2019 Celebration

Park Early Childhood Center in Ossining, New York celebrated Inclusive Schools Week for the first time.  Park is home to approximately 600 our youngest learners and houses our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. In collaboration with members of the Park Equity Committee and members of our Special Education Steering Committee, a week-long schedule of school-wide events… Read more

International School of Kuala Lumpur’s Second ISW Celebration

During Inclusive Schools Week 2019, the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) participated in the worldwide Inclusive Schools Week sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. The ISKL student body has representation from countries across the world and every single one of these students brings something different and unique to ISKL.  Mr Rami Madani, ISKL’s Head of… Read more

IGB International School Inclusive Schools Week Celebration

This year at IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we felt that we really raised the bar from our previous years’ efforts. We were finally able to put together a Parent Volunteer Organisation Committee for Inclusion, and parents carefully planned the lead up to Inclusive Schools Week, and the week itself. Posters about inclusion… Read more

Salt Lake City School District Launches Into ISW

Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) is celebrating Inclusive Schools Week!  This year marks the first time SLCSD will participate in this worldwide event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network. SLCSD welcomes students from across the globe with over 80 languages spoken in the homes of its students. This depth and breadth of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and… Read more

Author Q&A: Lisa Lightner

Lisa Lightner is an Award-Winning Special Education Advocate and Blogger who resides in southeastern Pennsylvania. She holds and has held numerous Director positions on boards for education and disability-related organizations. She is currently on the Parent Advisory Committee for Education Voters PA and Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health Family Advisory Board. Learn more about Lisa’s work… Read more

Author Q&A: Dan Habib

What motivates you to produce films about the challenges and benefits of inclusion? My son Samuel and his disability were the driving motivations for my first film, Including Samuel, and he continues to be the motivation for my work every day.  Until schools are welcoming for all kids—even those with complex disabilities—Samuel and other students with… Read more

Tororo Inset 2019 Inclusive Schools Network Celebration

TORORO INSET NUSERY TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL, in partnership with Tororo Municipal Education Office, has been training and equipping field teachers with new skills to transform the current ordinary ECD-nursery school education centers to inclusive education centers, giving them skills to address the needs of diverse learners. Tororo Inset uses materials and training from education offices… Read more

What are the Roles of Principals in Successful Inclusive Schools?

Perhaps the most critical role in successful inclusive schools is the role of the principal. The school principal’s active participation is the single most important predictor of success in implementing change, improving services, or setting a new course. The school principal is central to facilitating systemic change and leading faculty to adopt new attitudes and… Read more

2019 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2019

What a journey!  What a challenge!  What progress we have seen!  Yet we have much more to do to make all our schools and communities inclusive for all! The 2019 theme for Inclusive Schools Week provides educators, students, parents, schools, agencies, and communities with the opportunity to think about our current philosophies and practices regarding… Read more

2018 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2018

  The theme for this year’s Inclusive Schools Week is “A Kaleidoscope of Friends.” If you look into a kaleidoscope, you see an infinite array of patterns of brilliant light created by repeated reflection. Kaleidoscope comes from two Greek words: kalos, meaning “beautiful,” and eidos, “shape.” And indeed, education takes on a beautiful shape when… Read more