Inclusion Works: Core Standards for ALL
Inclusion is more than a physical placement. It involves preparing students to be productive members of society. The common core standards are intended to include all students. This requires that the necessary and individualized supports, related services, and multiple learning opportunities are available to students with diverse abilities. Collaboratively, staff, families, and students figure out how increased learning outcomes across the disciplines are achieved.
Post secondary choices are widened when students’ academic skills are sharpened through the skilled eyes of educators within supportive school districts. This requires ongoing learning opportunities for staff members as well. Neither students, nor teachers should be frustrated. Sharing inclusion strategies and interventions is a way for everyone to highlight abilities that correlate with the standards. Professional development that honors educators’ needs then translates to inclusion classroom successes. Thankfully, high expectations for students with disABILITIES is highly expected!