Step by Step for Inclusive Schools
Discover the benefits of this systems-wide model for improving the quality and amount of time students spend in inclusive settings. Already implemented across ten states and adopted on a statewide basis in Florida and Connecticut, Step by Step has resulted in meaningful change at the district, school, and classroom levels.
This training will help you:
a learning environment where all students are included and educated in the general ed classroom to the greatest extent appropriate.
your team with the knowledge and examples of practical application needed to use their existing staff and resources for effective inclusion.
your leadership and teachers to make decisions on the basis of student needs, and not labels and places.
Find answers you need to know, such as:
- What are the biggest misconceptions about inclusion and how do they shape our beliefs and programs?
- What are the benefits for all students when a general education teacher and a special education teacher share responsibility for a group of students?
Discover new perspectives, skills, and research-based resources:Day One: Solving the Puzzle—An Overview of the Training Design
- Learn how to communicate a common vocabulary to promote shared beliefs and understanding.
- Cut through the mythinformation⎯understand the needed conceptual shifts for today’s successful inclusive educator.
- Identify options for accommodations and modifications, their hierarchy, and differences.
- See how the powerful strategy of multi-level instruction can enable students to achieve different learner outcomes with a single instructional activity.
- Assess ways new models of support can bring learning into the reach of all students.
- Review ways to use your current resources wisely-understand how increased training and scheduling of paraprofessional support can make a meaningful difference.
- Discuss options to create a student-centered decision-making and scheduling approach.
- Discover ways to find and use more time for planning and collaboration.
- Improve paraprofessional practice by adapting scheduling, training, responsibilities, and required skills.
- Review self-assessment, action planning, and technical assistance.
Expand your toolbox:
- Review technology accommodations to support diverse learners.
- Participate in an interactive group activity to differentiate accommodations versus modifications.
- Apply multi-level instructional planning worksheets.
- Analyze charts with comprehensive models of support.
- Take part in an interactive simulation activity for a helpful planning, staffing, and scheduling process.