Together we can create more equitable educational environments for all students across the state
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.
- 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.
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:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Barriers To Learning
Who to Contact
Inclusionary Practices Coordinator