Inclusionary Practices Project Newsletter | October 2020

October 22, 2020

We hope your year got off to a good start. There is so much going on at this time of the year, and we know you are doing your best to keep ahead of the tasks. Remember to take a breath, take some time to rest and rejuvenate, and stay positive. 

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Recap of October 8 Seminar: Voices from the Field

Each of us – whether it’s a school, district, educator or administrator – is continually learning what makes inclusion work. And one of the most impactful ways we learn is by hearing and seeing how others have approached inclusionary practices in their context. It helps us take theories and ideas and turn them into practice.

On October 8, we brought together a panel of speakers from across the state for a conversation about how they got started with inclusion, specifically talking about partnership between CTE and Special Education.

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If you were unable to attend, or wish to revisit the conversation, video clips are available by topic:

Additional clips are available on our IPP Resources page.
The presentation slide deck can be accessed from Google Drive.

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How to be "All In" as an Inclusive Leader!

One of our Inclusionary Practices Project partners is the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). AWSP is offering a great learning opportunity where we will have a chance to connect with other inclusive leaders and learn best practices.

“How To Be 'All In' As An Inclusive Leader!” is a free five-part professional learning series featuring International film maker, Dan Habib. Habib is the creator of the award-winning documentary films Including Samuel; Who Cares About Kelsey?; Mr. Connolly Has ALS; and many other films on disability-related topics.

Sessions will be held once per month. Topics include:

  • Session 1: Disabling Segregation
  • Session 2: Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Schools and Communities
  • Session 3: Inclusive School Leadership
  • Session 4: Creating a Road Map for Inclusive IEPs
  • Session 5: Action! Effective Practices in Transition

Learn more and register at AWSP Professional Learning.

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Online Workshops and Third Thursday Conversations

  • Online events are live-captioned and ASL-interpreted.
  • CTE staff, special education staff, district leaders, and anyone interested in increasing inclusionary practices in schools are encouraged to attend.

Workshop: Understanding the Components of IEPs

Nov. 12 2020; 3-4:30 p.m. PDT

Join CCTS for an overview of the essential components of the IEP, as they relate to the implementation of inclusionary practices in the general education. This information is designed to assist teachers in understanding their role in the IEP and the delivery of instruction and accommodations.

Register for IPP Workshop on 11/12/2020 - Understanding Components of IEPs

Third Thursday: Inclusion and Remote Learning

Nov. 19, 2020; 3-4 p.m. PDT

Remote learning has become the reality for most educators in Washington state. What does inclusion look like in an online environment? And what strategies and practices are working to increase inclusion? Join us for an informal conversation to share your methods and learn from the best practices of other educators

Register for IPP Third Thursday on 12/19/2020 - Inclusion and Remote Learning

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Past Workshop Materials and Recordings

Slide decks and captioned recordings from CCTS workshops are available online under Inclusionary Practices Resources. August workshop topics included:

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