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 3: The Principal’s Role in Developing Effective Inclusive Schools. This part addresses the principal’s role in developing effective inclusive schools and why it is important. It discusses the critical role that the principal plays as effective inclusive schools are developed. Principals are in a pivotal position to influence all major activities in a school; thus, the many changes that must occur as a school becomes effective and inclusive, and how important the active involvement of the principal is to ensuring that these changes occur will be discussed.

Part 3 includes handouts accompanying the anchor presentation that instructors and professional development providers can download for use.

Handout 1 Developing Inclusive Schools: Teacher Questions
Handout 2 Developing Inclusive Schools: Examining the Principal’s Role
Handout 3 References

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