Saturday, August 23, 2008

Inclusion: How Do We Modify and Meet Standards?

This is one of the sessions that I attended during the US Dep't of Education Teacher Workshops. Participants explored misconceptions and barriers to accessing general education standards in the inclusive classroom. Participants gained strategies for maintaining the balance between rigor and modifying in the inclusive classroom.

Sandra Richter
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We are doing partial inclusion in my school for the first time this year. I'm confident that with all the trainings that I've attended on Differentiated Instruction, Inclusion and RTI this summer from the US Department of Education, OSSE, and DCPS, I will be able to serve the needs of my students in their Least Restrictive Environment. Things are different now, and I want to do it the way it should be. I'm excited to meet my new 6th grade students! Here's a great video that I found that tells about the advantages of inclusion...

1 comment:

tzimmerman said...

This is a great video that you found. Parents of typically developing children have questions about how inclusion benefits their children. There is a great research synthesis about the benefits of inclusion at the early childhood education level at http://community.fpg.unc.edu/resources-and-publications/articles/NDPCI-ResearchSynthesis-9-2007.pdf/view. Also, this week's "Speaking of Inclusion" blog discusses this issue. See http://community.fpg.unc.edu/discussions/blog-speaking-of-inclusion/inclusion-benefits.

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