inclusion

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

Special Olympics North America UCS Fall Inclusion Week!

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments.  SOUCS utilizes three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. In October 2021, Unified Champion Schools across the U.S. participated in… Read more

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“If You Build It, They Will Come!” #ISW2021

The 25th anniversary of the movie classic “Field of Dreams,” celebrated this year with the MLB game in the Iowa cornfields, gives testimony to the movie’s legendary line, “If you build it, they will come.”  It also echoes the message and hope of this year’s rebuilding theme for Inclusive Schools Week.  If we share ownership… Read more

Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education

The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) has developed a Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education to make it easier to access tools and resources to support inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This guide was developed to help programme managers, proposal developers and field coordinators who are involved… Read more

Spread the Word>>Inclusion

Founded by two youth leaders in 2009 as Spread the Word to End the Word, the campaign focused its first 10 years on addressing a particularly powerful form of exclusion: the word ‘retard(ed)’. In 2017, 70% of teens said they vocalized the wrong and demeaning use of the R-word when it used in conversation, up nearly 50% since 2009.  Over 10 years, leaders and self-advocates collected millions of digital and physical… Read more

IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur Celebrates #ISW2020

Submitted by: Aga Chojnacka Activities that Promote Awareness Every November and December IGBIS celebrates and raises awareness of one of the key pillars and values of our community- INCLUSION. This year, even though we are currently in distance learning mode we have already planned for and developed a programme of themes for discussion and reflection… Read more