Getting Started in Inclusion Settings

There is a lot of research and prior knowledge that can assist us in our planning and teaching—before we even set foot in the classroom. To prepare for teaching in inclusion settings, especially ICT classrooms, check out some of these foundational resources on inclusive language, universal design for learning, roles of Classroom Professionals you may partner with, and more.

Explore Getting Started in Inclusion Settings Resources

  • Best Practices in Universal Design for Learning

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to help ensure that any lesson you teach is accessible and equitable to a wide variety of learners.

  • Creating Stigma-Free Classrooms

    Liberated Learning Environments

    Learn about the impact stigma can have on your students and develop the awareness and tools you need to work against stigma.

  • Disability Rights & Education History

    Liberated Learning Environments

    Explore a brief history of the ongoing fight for disability rights and for free quality education in the United States.

  • Engaging Classroom Professionals and Caregivers Online

    Remote Teaching & Learning, Classroom Partners

    Explore ways to engage Classroom Professionals—and possibly students' caregivers, too—while teaching online.

  • Get Started with Remote Teaching and Learning

    Remote Teaching & Learning

    Set yourself and your students up for success from the beginning with these tips and strategies for teaching online.

  • Glossary

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Definitions for a range of terms you may encounter while working in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) Classroom and other inclusion settings.

  • Inclusive Language Guide

    Liberated Learning Environments

    Learn how you can be more inclusive and respectful in your language with common do's and don'ts as well as alternative phrases for teaching.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) Classrooms

    Classroom Partners

    Learn what an ICT Classroom is and what to expect when you are teaching in one.