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Supporting Inclusionary Practices


AWSP is proud to be one of many organizations involved with the IPPDP cadre as an external partner navigating the implementation of better inclusionary practices for Washington state educators; our focus being, of course, YOU, the building lead learners. Since November 2019, AWSP has embarked on a “fact-finding” crusade to measure the understanding of what inclusion and inclusionary practices are from our members’ perspective and evaluate what the immediate needs are in order to embed targeted inclusionary practices within all of our professional learning opportunities. 

Want to know more about the grant, why inclusion, what exactly is inclusion, and why now? Learn more about our journey or start your own with our Inclusion 101 course in our Path Learning Management System.




Professional Learning From Internationally Renowned Inclusion Experts

We were able to bring you these three incredible speakers and educators for free through our Inclusionary Practices grant through OSPI. 

Shelley Moore

Building the Infrastructure for Inclusion & Equity

Shelley Moore series 

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences and is constructed based on  theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development.

Shelley lead off our work with a webinar titled "Building the Infrastructure for Inclusion & Equity." One of the participants added this in the chat, "One of the best presentations I have ever seen! I am walking away with TONS of information and ideas (hopes and dreams put into practice) Thank you so much!" 

Shelley is also leading 10 teams in our state in a four-part workshop series. Those recordings and resources will also be freely available online. 

Dan Habib

How To Be All In As An Inclusive Leader Webinars

All In Workshop with Dan Habib

Dan Habib is the creator of the award-winning documentary films Including SamuelWho Cares About Kelsey?Mr. Connolly Has ALS and many other films on disability-related topics.  Habib is a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

He has recently released his new documentary, Intelligent Lives, which examines our society’s narrow perceptions of intelligence. The Intelligent Lives project also contains four short films focusing on effective practices in transition for youth with disabilities from high school to higher education and employment.

Habib received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.  In 2014, Habib was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.  

Watch this 5-part webinar series (or its recordings).

Dr. Lauren Katzman

Opportunities for Inclusive Practices Now & in the Future

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Visioning into this new decade, the need to develop and refine our equity lens in service of all students continues to be paramount in leadership practice. The body of research consistently supports the positive link between access to core instruction in general education settings and improved outcomes, academically, socially and emotionally for students with disabilities.

How do you lead for this in your context? Who is implementing inclusionary practices, and seeing positive student outcomes? What are they doing and how are they measuring their success? In this preconference, we will learn and collaborate together on inclusionary practices through a leadership lens of culture, systems and learning, deepening understanding and gaining tools and processes to help guide your work as a leader. This engaging session is perfect for your central office and building leader teams!







Inclusionary Practices Tool Box

Here are some tools and resources to help you turn knowledge into action in your schools. 

AWSP Evidence of Impact for Inclusionary Practices

This tool will help you show the evidence of your impact for what you've done to improve your school's inclusionary practices. 

School Leader's Planner for Inclusionary Practices

This planner is a companion tool for the School Leader Paradigm. It has guiding questions and prompts to help you examine your reality and plan your action through the lens of culture, systems, and learning. 

AESD/AWSP IPP Action Planning Tool

This tool helps you set your learning goal and helps plan your next steps as you examine how you'll plan, assess, implement, and reflect. 





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Cris Sippel | Member Support | (800) 562-6100



Chris Espeland

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Chris Espeland | Inclusion Project Manager | (800) 562-6100