Participants will self-assess their schools and design the necessary systems, structures, and practices to support all learners
The program is geared towards Catholic School Principals, Assistant Principals, Diocesan Leadership, and Teacher Leaders (Special Educators, Inclusion Programs Directors/ Coordinators, and Interventionists)
Courses include Special Education and the Catholic School, Three-Tier Prevention: Advanced Primary Supports, Three-Tier Prevention: Secondary and Tertiary Supports, The Exceptional Child.
Educators develop an inclusive school culture by encompassing validated frameworks and employing evidence-based practices. Content (instruction/intervention) is integrated with classroom teaching and student data are utilized to connect theory with practice.
Completion leads to additional licensure in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (Indiana); Comparable licensure across the United States with transfer.
This conference is designed to light the way for Catholic schools who wish to welcome and support students with special needs. We believe that our Catholic faith calls all of us to be inclusive. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. And it’s always essential to continue learning and growing. Whether you’re considering the idea of formally offering inclusive education opportunities at your school for the very first time or you are seeking new information to strengthen and expand your existing inclusion program, this conference is for you! FIRE Foundation hosts and presents this conference on a biennial basis.