Part 1: School Leadership for Students with Disabilities
Part 2: What is Inclusion and Why is it Important?
Part 3: The Principal’s Role in Developing Effective Inclusive Schools
Part 4: Instructional Leadership for Students with Disabilities
Part 5: Facilitating Collaboration
Part 6: Partnering with Parents: Ensuring Successful Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Part 7: District Support for School Leaders

Each part has a download section that contains all the necessary materials to utilize that portion. You can also follow the links on the narrative of each page. The audience for this CEM is intended to be teacher and leader candidates within preservice programs at the undergraduate or graduate levels and/or district teachers and leaders participating in inservice professional learning opportunities.

  • Part 2: What is Inclusion, Why is it Important? This part addresses what is meant by inclusion and why it is important. Specifically, it discusses what it means to truly include students with disabilities as a valued part of the school community. Information is provided about including students as part of the academic or learning community of the school, as well as in the social community of the school (that is, in all non-classroom activities in which other students participate).

Part 2 includes handouts accompanying the anchor presentation that instructors and professional development providers can download for use.

Handout 1: What is Inclusion: Discussion
Handout 2: What is Inclusion: High Quality Instruction
Handout 3: References and Follow-up

Section Parts