Professional Learning Network

Inclusionary Practices Engaged School Leadership Teams

AESD Inclusionary Practices (IP) supports coordinated professional learning for school leadership teams. Its 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.

140 Leadership Teams Across the State

School leadership teams from around the state are participating in professional learning, self assessment, classroom observations, and action planning to improve teaching and learning for students with disabilities and each and every student. Teams are increasing inclusionary practices through:

  • Co-planning / Collaboration
  • Co-teaching
  • Implementing Universal Design for Learning
  • Embracing learner variability and the myth of average
  • Improve lesson design through the mindset: the barrier is in environment, NOT the student.

School teams engaged in IP are seeing incredible results which include:

  • Staff capacity to serve diverse learners
  • Staff mindset and culture
  • Student Attendance
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Assessment Scores
  • Students meeting Social Emotional standards

How it Works

School Leadership Teams are working towards successfully leading the implementation of inclusionary practices in their building by:

  • Scheduling collaboration with their IP regional coordinator for systems coaching and support with implementation
  • Creating a vision/common commitment statement for inclusionary practices
  • Identifying data for measuring and showing growth related to inclusion
  • Taking responsibility as lead learners in their building
  • Participating in AESD Network IP professional learning provide to school teams at no cost
  • Planning and leading professional learning with their IP regional coordinator for all staff

Team Support

The IP Regional Coordinators are supporting their region’s School Leadership Teams with the following services:

  • Curating materials specifically for teams from AESD IP PD, which includes over 180 hours of professional learning on inclusionary practices and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Providing choices for PD including synchronous and asynchronous options.
  • Consulting and/or co-planning around action planning for implementation
  • Networking and connecting with other IP cadre members or grants that can support teams in improving inclusive practices
  • Providing access to free resources and materials
  • Providing access to AWSP school leader PLCs to network with others committed to this work

Contact Us

For more information, please contact your regional coordinator or Cassie Stevens, Project Director.

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