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Thursday, December 3 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Leading school transformation: Empowering ALL to build school communities for ALL LIMITED

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This session presents how SWIFT partner school and district leaders value and empower people in their communities to contribute to decisions affecting their own lives and student outcomes; distribute leadership throughout the system; and collaboratively work to understand influences on inclusive practices, and find solutions to address barriers. Vignettes from schools in New Hampshire and Maryland illustrate these leadership principles and practices. Student placement data, school practices, and change over time will be shared. Participants will interact with each other and the presenters to identify ways in which their schools can incorporate SWIFT leadership strategies to include ALL students. OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe the SWIFT Framework for inclusive education 2. Articulate and practice the principles of distributed leadership in transforming schools 3. Identify habits to empower school teams and teachers to lead inclusive reforms that desegregate schools, ensuring full inclusion of all students 4. Identify practices to incorporate family and community members onto a building leadership team 5. Describe the ways in which family and community members contribute to a positive and inclusive school culture for all students

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Maura Hart

NH LEA Facilitator, SWIFT
Educational Systems Change, Fully Inclusive Schools, Collaborative, Problem-based Learning Instructional Coaching
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Carol Quirk

Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
Dr. Carol Quirk is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE). For the last 30 years, Carol has worked with States, districts, schools, and families to promote inclusive education practices, including the design and implementation... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm PST
Salon G 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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