Peers as Partners in Learning

What is Peers as Partners in Learning?

The Peers as Partners in Learning (PPL) program begins with students being approved to enroll in the Peers as Partners in Learning courses (High School course found on CPALMS #1400340 and Middle School course CPALMS #1400025.)  This elective course is designed to provide peer supports for students with disabilities.  Students with and without disabilities who are partners in the PPL course comprise the PPL program at their specific school.

The Peers as Partners in Learning program provides reciprocal

  • academic,
  • social, and
  • interpersonal

benefits to students with and without disabilities, in an inclusive setting. Inclusion means that students with disabilities receive services and supports in general education classrooms and settings with their same age peers without disabilities.

FIN has developed  the Peers as Partners in Learning Curriculum and Planning Guide to help schools, administrators and teacher teams launch a PPL program at their schools.

In order to bring these benefits to your school, view the “Getting Started with PPL” video below . For more information please contact your local FIN Facilitator.

Congratulations to Hernando County School District on their Peers as Partners in Learning (PPL) program at Hernando High School. The school’s PPL program is locally known as the Peer Inclusion Team (P.I.T. Crew) and was recently featured in this video produced by the HCSD Communications and Government Relations Department. Great job to the team at Hernando High School and the local FIN Facilitator, Ann Jensen.

More information on PPL can be found in the Peers as Partners in Learning Program Planning and Curricula Guide below. Contact your local FIN facilitator for assistance with creating a program in your school.

I hope to gain solid friendship through this course. I am wanting to be a speech pathologist so this is a class I am wanting to take. This class is going to help with my future.

I’m hoping to gain a better understanding of human communication to develop a more dynamic approach in leadership as opposed to a linear perspective of interactions.

I’m hoping to gain a better understanding of human communication to develop a more dynamic approach in leadership as opposed to a linear perspective of interactions.

I hope to gain a friend. Many students with disabilities are treated as if insignificant; if I can help someone feel special, that for me is a gain.

Peers as Partners in Learning Resources

Peers as Partners in Learning Guide
Click the thumbnail on the above to download Parts 1 & 2 of the PPL Guide. For the complete guide, please contact your local FIN Facilitator.

How can FIN support Peers as Partners in Learning?
Click the thumbnail above to view the documents to find out how FIN can provide support!

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