It’s early February...that time of year when you are in the thick of teaching, thinking about the content you still need to cover and ensuring all students make sufficient progress. Maybe you are asking...what’s next? The Program for Inclusive Education (PIE) offers professional development in meeting the needs of ALL students in your Catholic school classroom!
Professional development is critical in all professions, and we expect best practice when we seek professional service for ourselves. We would hesitate to keep seeing a medical professional that has not taken active steps toward advancing his or her practice, and we would be concerned about a contractor who does not know the latest building safety regulations. We should and do expect professionals to remain current and provide best practice.
Our most vulnerable students deserve the very same. Teachers have an obligation to learn evidenced-based practices, dive into the most recent research, and collaborate with other professionals to address the needs of all children. Moreover, you deserve the opportunity to be a part of national movement for inclusive education and grow professionally and spiritually in community with Catholic educators across the country.
The Program for Inclusive Education is preparing to welcome its second cohort in June 2018. Applications are due March 1st, and we would like to extend an invitation and encourage you to consider PIE as your next step in professional development.
As members of the PIE cohort 1 are well into the second half of their programming and grateful for their participation, please consider their thoughts as encouragement for why YOU should apply. Visit ace.nd.edu/inclusion/apply to start your application.
Welcome, serve, and celebrate all of your students in 2018-19! Apply before March 1!