Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) – District
The Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) district-level self-assessment is a FIN-facilitated process to identify and prioritize areas of need for inclusive practices that enable all students with disabilities to achieve their highest potential. The BPIE processes are based on work by experts in the field, best practice literature, and peer-reviewed research. When implemented with fidelity, and informed by the school-level BPIE self-assessment, the BPIE processes lead to the development of a Plan for Inclusive Education, reflecting short-term and long-term improvement efforts that increase effective inclusive practices across the district.
Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) – School
Led by a FIN facilitator or a FIN-trained leader, the School Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) Assessment is a school self-assessment process designed to identify priority needs, develop goals, plan improvement strategies, and organize resources to support the implementation of inclusive practices for students with disabilities. The School BPIE results are used at the school, and are also embedded in the district’s Plan for Inclusive Education.
Collaborative Teaching Virtual Instruction Tips
With shifts to virtual instruction, teachers in collaborative partnerships will likely encounter challenges in providing co-teaching or support facilitation models to students with disabilities. This Virtual Instruction Tip Sheet provides a framework to assist teachers in making adjustments to their instruction to continue collaborative efforts.
Family FACT Folios
FIN has released a series of resources for parents, called Family FACT Folios, which gives information about inclusion in schools.
The Family FACT Folios are available in English, Spanish, and Haitan Creole.
Instructional FACT Folios
FIN has released a series of resources for educators, called FACT Folios, which gives information about inclusion in schools.
Person First Language Poster
Rather than using labels to define individuals, person first language (PFL) puts the person before the condition or trait. PFL is about respect and dignity and focuses on the person, not the label. The Person First Language Poster provides various examples of how to use PFL.
FIN has released a series of resources for educators, called CUE Cards, giving educators information about how to best practice inclusion in their classroom environments.
Family Services & Resources
The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) provides services to schools and districts to increase and improve inclusive practices for students with disabilities in general education classrooms and other natural settings. FIN services are provided by a number of facilitators who have experience and expertise in planning and implementing inclusive practices at the school and district levels.
A collection of website links and other resources, curated by FIN, to help families in their educational experience.