Educator Effectiveness Guidebook for Inclusive Practice
Created by Massachusetts educators, this Guidebook includes tools for districts, schools, and educators that are aligned to the MA Educator Evaluation Framework and promote evidence-based best practices for inclusion following the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and Social and Emotional Learning. Read an introductory letter from the stakeholders.
|Inclusive school communities honor the belief that education is for everyone. My fifth graders are brave, engaged, reflective members of our class who aspire to make a difference in their world. An inclusion model is the most dynamic and thorough way I know for a teacher to be an agent of positive social change.
In the spirit of continuous improvement, ESE is partnering with a team of Massachusetts educators to conduct a comprehensive review of the Guidebook over the course of School Year 2015-16. Input from this group will inform a comprehensive review and revision of the Guidebook in the summer of 2016. To submit feedback or comments on the impact and usability of the tools, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusive Practice and the Teacher Candidate
In collaboration with higher education faculty, the Department is pleased to offer a three-hour sample lesson sharing evidence-based best practices for inclusion designed to meet the needs of teacher candidates in all licensure areas. Access these resources at the Educator Preparation page.
The Guidebook is broken into topical sections that promote best practices for inclusion through the Educator Evaluation Framework. Educators may wish to download specific sections in the Guidebook, depending on the job responsibilities, time of year, and other local considerations.
Power Elements for Inclusion: MA Teacher Rubric
Power Elements for Inclusion: MA School Level Administrator Rubric
MA Teacher Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
MA School Administrator Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
MA Superintendent Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
Professional Practice Goal-Setting Template
Student Learning Goal-Setting Template
Case Study Goals: Instruction
Case Study Goals: Behavior Support
What to Look For
Observation Feedback Resource
Curriculum and Instruction Observation Guides (additional resource)
|Artifacts of Practice
Lesson Plan Review Tool for Inclusive Practice
Example Artifact List for Inclusive Practice
Student Feedback Discussion Protocol
Alternative Strategies to Obtain Student Feedback
Alignment between Inclusive Practices and the MA Model Survey
Adapted Items from the MA Model Survey
Accessibility Review Tool
Considering Growth: Setting Parameters
Professional Judgment Guiding Questions
Key Characteristics of Social and Emotional Learning
Master Schedule Review
Staff Feedback Discussion Protocol
What to Look For - School Level Administrator
Universal Design for Learning
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Social and Emotional Learning
MA Educator Evaluation Framework
Guidebook document download