Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP)

Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP)2023-06-27T08:29:12-07:00

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

About IPP

About the Inclusionary Practices Project

The Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), which is comprised of all nine of the state’s ESDs, is offering professional learning opportunities for educators and school leaders via the Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP). The project’s 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.

IPP Goals:

  • More students in general ed classrooms for more time.
  • More effective teacher instruction.
  • Improved student engagement & increased opportunity for social/emotional skill building.
  • Increased statewide support for inclusive practices.

Inclusion in the classroom

Currently, Washington is one of the nation’s least inclusive states, ranking 44 out of 50, but what exactly is inclusion within the context of the general education setting?

Inclusion is the belief and practice that all students have the right to meaningfully access academic and social opportunities in general education settings. It’s also a vision and philosophy based on the fundamental belief that all children are competent, capable, and should be held to high expectations.

Our Services

Developing inclusionary practices in our region

To improve our schools’ ability to develop inclusive systems of support, ESD112 is providing professional development and coaching for school leadership teams using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Learn more about UDL >

Supported by an IPP Regional Coordinator, School Leadership Teams join others from around the state participating in professional learning to:

  • Develop a common vision and philosophy of inclusion for remote or face-to-face learning
  • Analyze current practices to identify areas of strength and need
  • Create an action plan to improve inclusion and inclusionary practices during remote and in-person learning

Interested in building a team?

If you would like to consult with the Inclusionary Practices Coordinator at ESD 112 about your school or district’s needs please complete the inquiry form and someone will reach out to you!

Who is participating from 112?

The following schools applied for and won the AESD Inclusionary Practices Grant in 2020:

Lincoln Elementary School
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Jason Lee Middle School
Hudson’s Bay High School
Gaiser Middle School

Cascade Middle School

Skamania School

Long Beach Elementary School
Ocean Park Elementary School
Hilltop Middle School
Ilwaco High School
Ocean Beach Options Academy

Kessler Elementary School
Northlake Elementary School

IPP Courses

IPP Courses

All two-hour asynchronous sessions offer clock hours! Click on a course title below to register via PdEnroller:



Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning. These guidelines offer a set of concrete suggestions that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

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Choose one or more of the resources below to learn more about common misconceptions about UDL:

Learner Variability

Barriers To Learning


Who to Contact

Gahlya Auel

Inclusionary Practices Coordinator


Phone: 360-952-3507


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