Inclusion and Advocacy in the 21st Century Classroom
This new online disability inclusion course was developed by Kids Included Together based in San Diego, CA and Colours Of Grey Matters based in Victoria, Australia. This partnership has been formed to celebrate innovative, contemporary practices and expand current views for increasing inclusive classrooms and schools. The six lesson course for educators focuses on engaging a wide range of skills and experiences for an interactive learning journey. The goal is to increase inclusive practices globally. The course covers perspectives of inclusion from a range of current and historical viewpoints as well as the philosophy of inclusion by identifying the benefits of inclusion whilst sharing and learning from other participants and facilitators. Further, to understand the context and impact of policies in regard to inclusion locally and globally. The course also explores and expands on the role of teachers in implementing effective practices and further developing inclusive schools for all people.
- Identify the benefits of inclusive instructional strategies and classroom best practices.
- Reflect on own teaching philosophy as it relates to inclusion and education.
- Develop a working definition for inclusion based on experience and school or community needs.
- Identify policies and standards that effect inclusive practices in the classroom.
- Describe the role of the teacher in advocating for inclusion.
- Reflect on strategies to become an advocate for inclusion in your own community or school.
CEU Units: 2
This course will open on January 14, 2018. Please log-in to the course on this day to check due dates and familiarize yourself with the platform.