Professional Learning Network

Inclusionary Practices Project Professional Learning

The AESD Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) supports coordinated professional learning for school leadership teams. The project’s purpose is to support educators and school leaders with developing and implementing sustainable systems, structures, and practices that support all students with meaningful access and engagement in inclusive learning environments.

Together we can create more equitable educational environments for all students across the state

The Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) is offering professional learning opportunities for educators, leaders, and school leadership teams via the Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP). The purpose is to support educators with developing and implementing sustainable systems, structures, and practices that support all students with meaningful access and engagement in inclusive learning environments.

The Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) utilizes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an approach to inclusive education and a framework for instructional design.

Inclusionary Practices Professional Learning Modules

We understand that each school and district face unique challenges this school year and in response, our regional coordinators designed flexible professional learning to meet your needs. Our inclusionary practices professional learning courses are free for engaged school teams and open to educators across the state. To join the AESD Inclusionary Practices Project, contact your regional coordinator.

Our inclusionary practices professional learning modules include:

Module 1: The Case for UDL – Equality, Equity, and Inclusive Practices

2 Clock Hours Available
Many terms in education are misunderstood, or misused. This course establishes a much needed common vocabulary and understanding for improving inclusive practices in your school.

Module 2: Learner Variability and Barriers to Learning

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course participants will understand that diverse learners are actually the norm, not the exception. Educators will learn how the concept of Universal Design should be embraced in the classroom just as it is in society.

Module 3: Student Voice Improves Inclusive Education​

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will understand the importance of cultivating student voice as a means to improving instruction as well as inclusion.

Module 4: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

2 Clock Hours Available
This course introduces educators to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, principles, and guidelines and connects UDL to the three networks of the brain.

Module 5: Implementing Inclusive Practices: What Leaders Can Expect

3 Clock Hours Available
This course supports leaders with the why and how of implementing inclusionary practices.

Module 6: Shifting Teacher Mindsets

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will learn about identifying and shifting staff mindset as a part of implementing inclusionary practices. ​

Module 7: Effective Professional Learning Communities Using UDL Principles

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will learn why PLCs using UDL principles are important and vital for student and staff learning. ​

Module 8: Overcoming Implementation Barriers: Inclusive Practices

2 Clock Hours Available
This course will help educators identify and overcome barriers when implementing inclusionary practices in a school or district setting.

Module 9: Creating and Facilitating a School Culture of Observation & Data Usage

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will consider the variability of data and evidence and the importance of classroom observations and using data to improve inclusion.

Module 10: Social Emotional Learning for Inclusive Practice

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will explore the many ways Universal Design for Learning supports Social Emotional Learning.

Module 11: Culturally Responsive Teaching

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will make connections between inclusion and equity through understanding what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher.

Module 12: Family & Community Involvement at the School Level

2 Clock Hours Available
In this course educators will consider ways to improve inclusion through increased family engagement.

Intersecting & Connecting Work

AESD is one of many IPP initiatives throughout the state supporting schools’ ability to improve inclusion and inclusive practices. Check out our partnership links for additional professional learning, coaching and support!

Need additional coaching & targeted support?

Connect with a regional Inclusionary Practices Coordinator to join our project and access the professional learning, coaching, support and mini grant available for up to 140 School Teams!

ESD 112

ESD 113

ESD 114

ESD 121

ESD 123

ESD 189