Inclusion webcast events
Implementing an inclusive education system is about making changes that show educators are thinking about all students and approaching their work differently. Inclusion is experienced differently in each classroom, home, school community and school authority, because the people in each classroom, home, school community and school authority are different. Each person has unique needs that must be supported.
Over the past three years there has been extensive dialogue about inclusive education in Alberta schools. Most recently, the dialogue took place as part of the Our Children Our Future: Getting it Right consultations. These conversations provided an opportunity for Albertans, particularly parents, students and teachers, to discuss what diversity looks like in schools and how this is supported through the vision through an inclusive education system.
Continuing this conversation with parents, students and classroom professionals is a key component in building public confidence that inclusive education is being effectively implemented in Alberta schools. There are many strong examples of inclusion and these examples clearly demonstrate that all students benefit in inclusive school communities.
To further this work, Alberta Education is hosting four webcasts. Two of the webcasts will be targeted to parents and two targeted to classroom professionals. Although the content of the webcasts will be very similar, participants are invited to attend as many webcasts as they would like.
The webcasts will bring together Alberta Education staff to provide some context and parent and/or school teams that offer relevant examples and expertise. The presentations, which will be no more than 30 minutes, will focus on the basics of inclusive practice and supporting case studies. This leaves plenty of time for your questions!
Participants must register for the sessions in advance and the webcasts will be posted online shortly after they have occurred.