Designing Lessons Grounded in DI Principles for the Inclusive Classroom

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Yes I Can!

The Council for Exceptional Children honors students each year at the Yes I Can ceremony. Nominate your students for their accomplishments!

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Regional Training Center: New Course!


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Regional Training Center: Strategies for a Spectrum of Learners

I am excited to share that a new graduate course that helps educators advance the levels of their diverse learners is offered by Regional Training Center. You can register at the RTC site.

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Inclusion Principles

Thanks for the Facebook likes for Inclusion Education Services.

GE & SE teachers, paraprofessionals, related staff, and families are invited to begin their year with these 18 inclusive principles. Collaborate with students, families, co-teachers, administrators, and assistants to figure out how to effectively apply them to your students each and every day!



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Support Disability Rights throughout the World
Please ask your Senators to vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

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disABILITY Awareness WebQuests

Excellent way to explore disABILITIES to support your inclusion programs with your students: Check out this site for K-12 curriculum related ones or create and post your own!

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The United States Government now has a project entitled RESPECT with the letters standing for:


















This project aims to transform the profession by involving and respecting teachers, leaders, associations and unions on district, state, and national levels. It reenvisions the teaching profession to be led by teachers since often there is a disconnect between reality and practice. It hopes to attract top tier talent to the field, look at how teachers are evaluated and supported in meaningful ways, allow the best teachers to help the most needy students, and offer the conditions for teachers to succeed with a national model and as mentors. The RESPECT Project seeks to transform the profession by honoring teacher input and experiences. Principals and school leaders would allow master teachers to be their collaborative partners. Teachers would serve as mentors who are given the time and resources to share their expertise. This project, although in its infancy holds promise for the teaching profession to be identified and looked upon with respect and for students who are educated in inclusive classrooms to receive the expertise of highly recognized staff.





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Yes, I Can! DisABILITY Lessons by Toby Karten


YesICan! Inspirational Attitudes Prevail!


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Strategies to Include Students: Individual Fingerprints with UDL

This video has an overview of how students’ unique fingerprints require educators to minimize the barriers and maximize the learning with flexible curriculum that offers more than access, but challenging work that fuels all students’ interests.


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