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 .
Video introduction to the Guidebook
Video introduction to the Frameworks for Inclusive Practice
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.
Guidebook Partners Updates
In the spirit of continuous improvement, ESE partnered with a team of Massachusetts educators to conduct a comprehensive review of the Guidebook over the course of School Year 2015-16. Feedback from this group informed a range of revisions and additions to the tools.
Guidebook Partners Project Summary
Guidebook PD Planning Kit
Job-Embedded PD Planning Guide
Quick Tips for Guidebook PD
Foundations for Inclusive Practice: Online Courses
These courses are one option for MA educators to meet the 15 PDPs license renewal requirement related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles at no cost.
Districts who are interested in forming communities of practice as a supplement to these courses can fill out this short form.
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
Power Elements for Inclusion: MA Superintendent Rubric -
MA Teacher Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
MA School Administrator Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
MA Superintendent Rubric with Inclusive Practice Annotations
Teacher Self-Assessment -
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
Communicating About Inclusion
Lesson Planning for Social and Emotional Learning -
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
Principal Self-Assessment -
Superintendent Self-Assessment -
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
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.