A Step by Step Approach for Inclusive Schools – Sessions B and C

This is a three (3) day, team-based training.  There is no cost to register.  Please visit www.ctserc.org/events to register.  For content questions, please contact Nikki Hendry, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 255 or hendry@ctserc.org.  For registration questions, please contact Emma Velasquez, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 218 or velasquez@ctserc.org.

Audience: PreK-Grade 12: School-based teams that must include a Principal/Administrators, General and Special education Teachers, and Student Support Services Professionals, and may include Paraeducators and family members

  • Session B Dates: November 17, 18, and November 30           

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford/Meriden, Wallingford

  • Session C Dates: December 1, 2, and December 15                

Location: Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook 

Step by Step for inclusive schools is a systems-wide model for improving the quality and amount of time students spend in inclusive settings.  Implemented across ten states and adopted on a statewide basis in Florida and Connecticut, Step by Step training results in meaningful change at the district, school, and classroom levels that benefits all students and the school community.

This team training in Step by Step emphasizes the importance of individualized student-centered decisions for assigning supports and services.  In the training, each participating school will create an action plan and identify criteria for determining successful implementation of effective practices.  This action plan addresses six critical themes: 1) Instructional Settings; 2) Collaboration and Shared Responsibility for Supporting Students; 3) Instructional Excellence for Diverse Learners; 4) In-Class Support Models and Strategies; 5) Peer and Family Relationships; and 6) Effective Use of Personnel.

As a result of this training, participating teams will learn: a clear definition of inclusive education; instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners in the general education classroom; three distinct staffing models to assure that students and teachers receive the support they need; a process for scheduling that makes the best use of resources, and many more practical strategies; five strategies to improve the quality and impact of paraeducator services; and an effective peer assistance and peer tutoring program.