inclusion

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

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

Documenting Paraeducator Support

Special Education Paraeducators: How Do You Document Support You Provide Students? 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. What We Collaboratively Designed In recent work with a… 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