During December 2011 over 100 Flagler County school support staff attended a professional development opportunity offered by the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)/UNF and Flagler County Schools’ Superintendent’s Office. This training provided team-building activities to enhance school operations and improve customer service. County-wide support staff members learned how they could build positive attitudes and actions to create warm, nurturing, and inclusive environments for students, families, and staff.
Participants got acquainted and shared with others across schools and grade levels as they engaged in activities like modeling inclusive practices. Focusing on the idea that student success is impacted by positive actions and attitudes, the group walked away feeling inspired and ready to implement new strategies at their schools and offices!
Best Practices for Inclusive Education Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) is a district-level self-assessment tool and process to identify and prioritize areas of need for inclusive practices that enable all students with disabilities to achieve their highest potential. The BPIE is based on work by experts in the field, best practice literature, and peer-reviewed research. When implemented with fidelity, the BPIE leads to the development of district improvement goals that increase effective inclusive practices in all schools.
The Florida Inclusion Network provides support for the implementation of BPIE and related improvement goals in all Florida school districts. For more information about the BPIE, download the District BPIE and FAQs or contact your regional FIN office.
When you schedule the BPIE, we will provide you with a fillable electronic document that you can disseminate to be filled out.
National Inclusion Project
Through innovative programs and strategic partnerships, the Inclusion Project leads the way for inclusive communities nationwide. "Let’s ALL Play" provides a program model for recreational programs seeking to improve the way they implement inclusion. "Together We Make a Difference" is an effective service learning curriculum tool that teachers and program providers can use to help all children make an impact. Grants are offered for those seeking to make a difference in their communities with inclusive programs and families seeking to benefit from inclusive programs.
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Building Inclusive Schools
Building Inclusive Schools (BIS) is an on-demand, eLearning module that provides an overview of effective inclusive practices for students with disabilities. The module is comprised of five separate learning sessions that can be viewed or reviewed at any time that is convenient for you and the best part is it's free!.
Click here for access to online Bis Module