Understand how educators create inclusive school settings that make success possible for all students.
Why is it important to have inclusive schools? How can students, teachers, and school leaders view this diversity as beneficial for their own learning and the school as a whole?
Ensuring Success for All is an online professional development program for teachers and administrators in K-12 settings. Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Thomas Hehir, a leading international expert on educating students with disabilities, the workshop explores why inclusion matters and how schools can treat diversity as an asset. Participants will explore current research on creating inclusive classrooms as well as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. They will look at examples of UDL in practice, including tools that can be leveraged to identify barriers to learning and ensure success for all students.
This two-week online workshop includes a mix of self-paced learning, group discussion, and job-embedded application. Activities include:
- Video lectures from Professor Hehir
- Research summaries and assigned readings
- Self-assessment and reflection prompts
- Facilitated cohort discussions
- Job-embedded practice where you will apply the concepts and techniques learned*
A core part of the HGSE experience is cohort learning, and this curriculum is designed to create a community of practice for participants to learn with and from each other.
The online workshop will require a total of 5-7 hours of work. Participants who complete all individual assessments and contribute to group discussions will receive a certificate indicating completion of five clock hours of instruction.
*Note: all content is self-paced, including group discussions. Facilitators will moderate discussion boards throughout the two-week program.
- Explore the complexity of teaching diverse groups of students
- Understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning
- Discover tools, such as digital text, that make learning more accessible to diverse learners
Who Should Participate
- Instructional coaches
- School administrators