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Inclusive Classrooms:Paula Kluth introduces 3 activities for engaging all learners (5:12)

Teachers don't need to worry about coming up with ideas for differentiating instruction all on their own. They can turn to the teacher-tested activities in the new collection of adaptations for helping all children achieve in inclusive classrooms. Paula Kluth, inclusion champion and co-author of From Text Maps to Memory Caps, demonstrates 3 activities teachers can incorporate to help students learn and show their knowledge of classroom material--and have fun while they're doing it!


UDL At A Glance (4:36)

See how the UDL framework guides the design of instructional goals, assessments, methods, and materials that can be customized and adjusted to meet individual needs.


Unpacking the learning from home - a guide for parents (9:59)

A 10 minute video guide aimed at parents looking for ideas to support their children’s learning at home. The guide is underpinned by the Universal Design Learning Framework and highlights the importance of having a clear learning goal; choice and flexibility in the way the learning can be carried out and empowering your child to take control of their own learning.


Inclusion 2.0: Teaching to Diversity (4:54)

The Evolution Continues!

This episode builds on Episode 1 and describe a NEW evolution of inclusion! In this video, we describe the paradigm shift from the deficit medical model of disability to a strength based shift to valuing the diversity of a community! BUT! This can’t happen without SUPPORT!

It's about shifting our questions to: "How do we support a diverse classroom?" instead of "How do we support disabilities in a classroom?!"


The Evolution of Inclusion: The past and future of education (5:02)

In episode one of the Five Moore Minutes series, Shelley Moore talks about how inclusion has evolved over time. From the community living, to the neighbourhood school movements, this episode helps us to understand what inclusion is, by looking at, and learning from, the past as well as challenging our present assumptions and contexts to evolve inclusion into the future!


Part 4: National Symposium on Inclusive Education 2017 (53:30)

The National Symposium on Inclusive Education was held in Sydney, Australia on 13 November 2017.
Part 4 of filming includes presentations by:
Loren Swancutt, Head of Special Education Services at a Queensland State High School
Panel session including Roger Slee, Jody Carr, Loren Swancutt, Yolande Cailly, Gina Wilson-Burns and Karen Tippett as facilitator.


Reimaginging Disability & Inclusive Education | Jan Wilson | TEDxUniversityofTulsa (16:13)

Every single person is unique and has different skills, so why are students taught the same way? Jan Wilson explores the possibilities of a universal design for learning, and how every individual can benefit. Dr. Jan Wilson is Wellspring Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and History at the University of Tulsa. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


#sameclassroom (2:15)

Family Advocacy

Same classroom, same opportunities is about ensuring that every single child, no matter who they are, no matter their circumstances, have a valued place in their local public school. In the same classroom, with the same teacher. This video features people from different NSW electorates sharing the problems with segregated settings, and the importance of and evidence for authentic, inclusive education.



Connecting Through Sport (4:05)

Jack is a teenager who loves sport. His family have a vision for a full, meaningful and inclusive life for Jack. To help him participate fully in sports within his local community and connect to a range of peers, Jack’s family employed a Sports Coach utilising Jack’s NDIS funding. As a student of Exercise and Physiology, Alfonso brings enthusiasm and a depth of knowledge to his role as Jack’s Sports Coach. At soccer and Jujitsu, Alfonso encourages Jack to learn skills, build his confidence and participate with local teenagers.


CGI 3D Animated Short: "Ian" - by Mundoloco CGI Ian Foundation (9:51)

“Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included. The film is wordless—a deliberate decision to make “Ian” inclusive of all people.


Don't Fence Me In (1:37)

Hannah is 12 years old and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She enjoys going to school with her brother and sister. She has been a member of Prospect Theatre for Young People in her local community for 5 years and loves drama, acting, and real life talent shows like the X Factor and The Voice. Her favourite TV program is ‘Operation Ouch’. Hannah also really enjoys writing scripts and wants to be a ‘Playschool’ presenter when she leaves school. Hannah believes you should “Be confident and in yourself and just let your dreams shine!”



Al's story (15:50)

This film is about Al Graham and his inclusive education journey through the lens of his last week at Turramurra High School in NSW. 'Al's Story' was crafted by Citrine Pictures for Family Advocacy, as part of their "Same Classroom, Same Opportunity" campaign, which seeks to ensure students with disability have a valued place in their local public school. In the same classroom as their non-disabled peers, with the same teacher, with the supports they need so they can have the same opportunity to reach their full potential.


A child’s journey: From Support Unit to Regular Classroom (5:26)

Symposium on Inclusive Education 2017
Yolande Cailly

A child’s journey: From Support Unit to Regular Classroom from Family Advocacy on Vimeo.

AXEL (16:32)

Axel Cortes is a fifth grader with autism who is non-verbal and exhibited significant behavioural challenges when he arrived at school.  Axel came to Idelhurst Elementary School in Somersworth, NH during his 5th grade year from another school where he was exclusively in self-contained settings and was being taught preschool/kindergarten level.  Through effective implementation of supports  -- including AAC, UDL, RtI, social stories, visual schedules and positive behavioural supports  --  Axel was able to learn 5th grade general education curriculum in a general education classroom within a few months.  His challenging behaviours also decreased, and he thrived through interaction and engagement with 'typical' peers. Once Axel had an effective means of communication, the staff found that Axel was bilingual and bi-literate (his family speaks Spanish at home).

This film illustrates the potential for students with significant cognitive disabilities to achieve high academic outcomes.  The film has received support from the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC).


Disabling segregation: Dan Habib at TEDxAmoskeagMillyard (17:57)

Photojournalist Dan Habib didn't give much thought to disability — until his son Samuel was born with cerebral palsy. In this emotional talk, the disability-rights advocate explains his family's fight to ensure an inclusive education for Samuel, and how inclusion benefits not just Samuel and those who are included, but all of us.

Dan Habib is the director, producer and cinematographer of the Emmy-nominated documentary, Including Samuel. Habib's second film, Who Cares About Kelsey?, documents the lives of students with emotional and behavioural disabilities, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed—while improving the overall school culture and climate.


Inclusive education benefits everyone (2:14)

Bobby's story is part of the Inclusion Ready Projects's What's my Story? Digital stories of inclusion. This series of videos aim to raise awareness about inclusion and the opportunities of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants to support inclusion activities in communities.


One of the Boys Luke Subbed (5:02)

Luke started his education in a special school however his family noticed that he would light up when-ever he saw kids from the mainstream school where his siblings attended. Luke started to spend some time at the school and those around him notice a remarkable difference in him. Once making the decision to enrol Luke full time in mainstream school, his parents hit many road blocks. However with vision and persistence, Luke now attends mainstream school full time. Luke enjoys music, drama and hanging out with the boys!


Harry (3:00)

Harry at school. A collaboration with Two Way Street.

Harry from Positive Partnerships on Vimeo.


Thasya (13:20)

Thasya Lumingkewas, 8, has autism and thrives at Maple Wood Elementary School in Somersworth, NH. The school has implemented Response to Intervention (RtI), Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This ­film highlights the power of presuming competence, differentiated instruction, and augmentative and alternative communication.

This film illustrates the potential for students with significant communication challenges to achieve high academic outcomes. The film has received support from the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC).


The Music Student (6:28)

Brodie McElroy is young man who spent some time attending two different day programs but found them unfulfilling and mundane. A discussion with his mum was the catalyst for change and Brodie enrolled in the Certificate Three Music Course at Box Hill TAFE. Brodie studies electronic music composition and performance and discovered a whole new world at college. He has gained the respect and admiration of his peers, both staff and students, and could not be happier as he embarks on his new pathway.




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Five Moore Minutes

Inspired by a little bowling video…Five Moore Minutes is a website with videos dedicated to empowering schools and classrooms to support ALL Learners! Created by Shelley Moore, this website is designed with teachers in mind. As educators, we don’t always have a lot of time, so this website and video series offers resources, research, professional development activities and inspiration in small chunks!

The Swift Center

The SWIFT Center offers school, states, and districts the ability to build capacity to scale up and sustain new practices for schoolwide inclusive reform in urban, rural, and high-need schools in grades K-8 for students with disabilities. The SWIFT Center focuses on improving the knowledge and skills of classroom educators to implement inclusive schoolwide reform; increasing the capacity of schools to implement fully inclusive reform in academic, extracurricular, and school-based settings; and increasing family and community engagement in schoolwide reform.


The Institute on Disability was established in 1987 to provide a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities and their families and is New Hampshire’s University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED). Located within the University of New Hampshire, the IOD is a federally designated center authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Act. Through innovative and interdisciplinary research, academic, service, and dissemination initiatives, the IOD builds local, state, and national capacities to respond to the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.