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 Fall Modules

We understand the unique challenges each district and school face this year to serve our students and families across the state. In response, our regional coordinators designed flexible professional learning to meet your district/school needs and context.

Our inclusionary practices professional learning Fall modules include:

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

2 Clock Hours Available
In this module, participants will develop an understanding of equality and equity for students in the classroom. Educators will consider how to remove barriers to allow all students access to high quality core curriculum with a tiered support system. This module will provide leadership teams with an understanding of the why and how of implementing inclusive practices within their building.

Module 2: Learner Variability and Barriers to Learning

2 Clock Hours Available
In this module, participants will develop an understanding of the potential barriers that students and families are faced with when attempting to access meaningful learning to meet the learning target. While getting an understanding of the potential barriers, we will discuss manners in which these barriers can be removed or eliminated in order to improve access for students.

Module 3: Leading Implementation of Inclusive Practices

2 Clock Hours Available
In this module, participants will develop an understanding of three important factors for Leaders to consider as they begin to implement Inclusionary Practices at the building level: implicit bias and its effect on expectations and choices for all staff members, the differences between Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and Intentional Learning Communities (ILC), and the benefits of providing increased opportunities for student voices. In addition, participants will learn effective strategies to facilitate each practice. Resources will be available for deeper dives into all areas. This module will provide leadership teams with an understanding of these concepts, and opportunities to collaborate with fellow participants.

Module 4: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

2 Clock Hours Available
In this module, participants will develop an understanding of the UDL framework, principles, and guidelines. In addition, participants will learn about three networks of the brain, how they are connected to learning, and how they provide the basis for the UDL framework. We will explore the role of the brain in the “Why, What, and How” of learning, and how UDL practices can support all learners.

5 Minute Webinars

Deeper Dives

Inclusionary Practices Project – Fall Series

8 Clock Hours Available
This course combines all 4 fall modules into one asynchronous course. This course is to be completed at your own pace throughout the fall of 2020. Discussions and assignments will be graded for clock hour purposes.

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!

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