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SEA Blueprint Now Available on SWIFT Shelf

The "Blueprint" provides an overview of technical assistance practices and collaborative learning structures that support system-wide implementation, sustainability, and scale up of SWIFT Domains and Features.

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Six Successes and Ten Strategies: Students on Alternate Assessments in Equity-Based Inclusive Education

These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.

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Success with SWIFT in Mississippi

For the first time in over a decade, we’re proud to say that no child in the city of Meridian attends a failing school and All Means All!

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What Comes First - Educational Placement or Student Labels?

Inclusive education has little to do with the labels and characteristics of students and everything to do with the commitment, creativity, and flexibility of educational teams.

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The Doctor Can See You Now, But Will You Learn Anything?

When we're placed in the position of being a learner in a high-stakes moment, we discover our own biases toward how information is delivered. But what if we didn’t have to choose one way? What if options prevailed?

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Set Out the Welcome Mat!: Top 3 Strategies to Welcome All Students to Learning

When these three welcome mat guidelines are in action, all students know that they will be able to connect to the lesson, access information, and show what they know.

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3 Things My Granny Taught Me About Accessibility

Sometimes you don’t have to think too far outside of the box. The greatest solution to a complex challenge is often the simplest one.

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Introducing SWIFT-FIG!

I like to think of the SWIFT features as the “Top 10 ways to make your school fully inclusive,” and SWIFT-FIG is your guide for understanding those features.

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Teaching the Teacher

Parker reminded me of the power teachers have to make or break a student. Positive teacher-student relationships matter. I am grateful Parker taught me this lesson.

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