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Step by Step for Inclusive Schools

Step by Step for Inclusive Schools is a systems-wide model for improving the quality and amount of time students spend in inclusive settings.

Collaborative teaching is often mistaken as the only response to inclusive education. It is important to have a clear understanding of the multiple support models that may by provided for students with special needs. There are three basic options for providing support for students with disabilities: External Support, In-Class Support, and Specialized Support.

The Step by Step team training emphasizes the importance of individual student-centered decisions for assigning supports and services. Each participating school will create an action plan and identify criteria for determining successful implementation of effective practices. This action plan addresses six of the critical themes covered in the Step by Step training:

1. Instructional Setting
2. Collaboration
3. Instruction
4. In-Class Support
5. Peer and Family Relationships
6. Effective Use of Personnel

Implemented across ten states and adopted on a statewide basis in Florida and Connecticut, Step by Step training results in meaningful change at the district, school and classroom levels. Step by Step supports systemic change that benefits all students and the school community.

Learner Objectives

Participating teams will learn:

  • A clear definition of inclusive education
  • Instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners in the general education classroom
  • Three distinct staffing models  to assure that students and teachers receive the support they need
  • A process for scheduling that makes the best use of resources, and many more practical strategies
  • Five strategies to improve the quality and impact of paraeducator services
  • An effective peer assistance and peer tutoring program

Recommended Training Sequence

Sample Slides

Training Packages

You may wish to select from one of the packaged trainings below, or contact us for a customized proposal based on your goals and district size.

LEVEL

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

COST

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Platinum
Pre-Service Inclusion Survey for All Faculty w/ Summary of Results
Two days of on-site classroom observations with a bulleted list of recommendations
Half-day administrative overview
3-Day Step by Step Team Training
10 Days On-Site Technical Assistance
Training Materials for 60 Participants
200 Licenses for Stetson Online Courses to Support Implementation
$37,000.00*
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Gold
Two days of on-site classroom observations with a bulleted list of recommendations
Half-day administrative overview
3-Day Step by Step Team Training
5 Days On-Site Technical Assistance
Training Materials for 60 Participants
$21,900.00*
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Silver
Half-day administrative overview
3-Day Step by Step Team Training
$10,500.00*

*Cost includes consulting fees only. Travel expenses will be billed separately.