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Inclusive Education: Success for All Students

Course Description

Inclusive education practices, originally associated exclusively with services for students receiving special education services, are now recognized as an essential quality characteristic for all schools and for all students. At a time when broader ranges of student diversity are enrolling in K-12 schools, when pressures for stronger teacher competencies, more positive school climates, and more effective and efficient staffing decisions impact the daily business of education, a comprehensive approach to incorporate inclusive practices is required.

This course is designed to build the competencies of educators to successfully incorporate the belief systems, effective instructional skills, new models of staffing and service delivery and authentic collaboration into their practice. When these goals are reached at a systemic level, achievement for all students in increased, teacher effectiveness is increased and a more positive culture for teaching and learning is realized.


Course Presenter

Rick Wormeli

Dr. Frances Stetson is President of Stetson & Associates, Inc., an educational consulting firm specializing in supporting systems change in schools – with a focus on inclusive practices, closing the achievement gap, differentiated instruction and quality standards for instruction and leadership. She is also the Executive Director and sponsor for the Inclusive Schools Network, a website that offers free resources, blogs, and articles on emerging topics in education. This site was recognized as one of the top five resources on inclusive education.

Frances began her career as a teacher of students with visual disabilities. She has also worked for the Texas Education Agency addressing the needs of students with severe disabilities. During seven years in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stetson conducted research and national training for the US Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights on least restrictive environment/inclusion. She also authored the first Report to Congress regarding IDEA.

After forming Stetson and Associates, Inc. in 1987, Dr. Stetson and her staff have supported thousands of school districts and state departments in implementing quality education services across the US, and in several foreign countries. Dr. Stetson is a frequent keynoter and is known for her focus on students, practical strategies, and systems change.

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