Inclusive Schools Week: December 6-10, 2021
The Inclusive Schools Network is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Inclusive Schools Week will be celebrated December 6-10, 2021, in classrooms, schools, and communities throughout the world. Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) highlights and celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students, including those who are marginalized due to disability, gender, ethnicity, geography and language. It also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and families to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. ISW is sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network at Stetson & Associates, Inc.
This year’s theme, “Rebuilding Our Inclusive Community Together,” provides an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to inclusive education, extend previous successes, and redirect our talent, time and energy to improving outcomes for students and their families. Working together, we restore and rebuild a shared community of learners, educators and leaders.
This year’s Celebration Guides contains updated resources to plan a successful Inclusive Schools WeekTM celebration and includes new tools aimed at supporting schools in the process of becoming more inclusive. The Celebration Kit is available for download at the extensive Inclusive Schools Network website. Inclusive Schools Network has a wealth of innovative resources and is the best place to find updated information about Inclusive Schools Week and order new inclusion products. Leading up to the ISW 2021 Celebration, there will be weekly postings of ideas, events, and resources to support schools in planning their ISW activities.
For more information about the Inclusive Schools Network and Inclusive Schools Week, please visit the Inclusive Schools website or email email@example.com. Be sure to sign up for Inclusive Schools Network News for regular updates as well as other news and information related to building schools and communities that are welcoming of all children and youth.
Selected downloads for Inclusive Schools Week
Here are some of the free Inclusive Schools Network materials that schools and communities used in planning past Celebrations, and that you can use to promote awareness about the importance of inclusive education year-round in your own school and community:
- 2021 ISW Celebration Guide (PDF)
- Celebration Activities for Inclusive Schools Week: Lessons and Resources for Educators (PDF)
- Social Media Toolkit (PDF)
- ISW Letter to Principals (PDF)
- ISW Letter to Directors (PDF)
Image credits: all graphic images courtesy of the Inclusive Schools Network
Additional video resource: What does Inclusive Education Really Mean? by Tim Villegas, The Weeklyish