Create truly inclusive schools with evidence-based practices.
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Most students with disabilities in DC spend the majority of their time in general education classrooms. It’s critical that all educators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to create truly inclusive classrooms. While professional development is an important mechanism for building skills, seeing best practices in action allows educators to visualize what these practices could look like in their own classrooms. The Co-op’s demonstration (“demo”) classrooms, each highlight an evidence-based practice and serve as living models for schools striving to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
Co-Teaching is a collaborative approach to instruction in which two teachers, typically a general education teacher and a special education teacher, work together to plan and implement instruction for a class that includes students with disabilities.
Evidence-Based Interventions – are typically content-specific (i.e. reading comprehension, math calculations, etc.) and have proven track records for improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
Universal Design For Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.