Thursday, November 20, 2008

Inclusive Schools

Did you know that Inclusive Schools week is just two weeks away?

December 1st through 5th has been set aside to celebrate Inclusion. This year's theme is "Together We Learn Better: Inclusive Schools Benefit All Children."

There are a number of resources available at the website. The American Federation of Teachers is hosting a contest, "Best Ideas for Inclusive Schools," highlighting effective inclusion models at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

A Celebration Kit is available as well as a wealth of materials to help increase awareness in your district,

A wonderful 12 minute trailer of the documentary, Including Samuel, is available. Share this link with your parents, teachers, administrators, and your entire community. Inclusion is a community effort, dependent upon creating a culture that values inclusion of all it's citizens.

Is your district taking advantage of this opportunity to promote inclusion in your district? If not, I encourage you to take advantage of the resources at the Inclusive Schools site, now.


Cheryl Oakes said...

Thanks for sharing all these resources. You are helping us all.

Karen Janowski said...

And Cheryl, if you share these resources, you are helping the students in your district. Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa Parisi said...

Thank you for these links. I will spread the word at school.