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Inclusive Education Library


This digital resource includes sample templates, video and link to support an inclusive approach to classroom planning.

Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers

This digital resource can be used by classroom teachers to find information and strategies to inform their classroom practice and better meet the diverse learning needs of all
students. This information is part of content contained in the Inclusive Education Planning Tool resource.







Supporting Social Participation

This digital resource provides strategies and student and teacher tips to support students' social participation in classroom and school activities. This information is part of
content contained in the Inclusive Education Planning Tool resource.


Resources for SS-LSTs

Programming Resources

This document has a variety of ABED resources and links to assist in the programming of students.

Student Programming Resources

Collaborating with the Learning Team


Engaging in Collaborative Partnerships with Community Service Providers

Level B testing


Parent Consent Form
Sample CESD Level B Report for KTEA-II
Sample CESD Level B Report with explanations
Basic Sample for KTEA Workshop

French Immersion Parent Consent Form
Grade 3 Sample Report - French Immersion
Grade 4 Sample Report - French Immersion
Grade 6 Sample Report - French Immersion
Grade 9 Sample Report- French Immersion


Level C Reports

  Understanding Level C Reports
Autism   Autism 101 - Part One - The Diagnosis
Autism 101 - Part Two - The Strategies
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  

ADHD Brochure

National Institute of Mental Health Booklet on ADHD
ADHD Informal Checklist
Criteria of Symptoms for Diagnosis of ADHD

Students with Learning Disabilities    Programming Considerations for Children with Learning Disabilities/Disorders



Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners


Professional Development Opportunities for schools to use with staff

Inclusive Education

A variety of brochures and information about inclusive practice in Alberta.

Identifying Essential Supports for Students and School Staff

Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges

Sharing the Vision

Understanding What an Inclusive Learning Community Is

Working with Parents

Part 1 – Overview (30-45 minutes)

Parents continue to be important members of their child’s learning team.  Research supports six types of involvement to forge links between home and school.

Part 2 – Meaningful Participation (30-45 minutes)

Engaging parents in meaningful participation will have positive impacts on student learning.  Continue exploring the six types of effective parent involvement.  Determine together which areas are already working in your school and which areas could be strengthened.

IEPT Working with Parents PD
Heart of the Matter

Collaborating with Parents

These PD resources identify areas of promising practice for building relationships and include video, tip sheets and learning guides. They are intended for all those involved with engaging parents as partners in supporting student learning.

Knowing Your Students

The Inclusive Education Library contains five videos  to assist staff in instructional planning. The first in the series, Knowing Your Students, outlines ways to gather student information to create a learner profile.  Knowing student interests, how they learn best and supports that could help them succeed provide the basis for differentiated planning and instruction.

Knowing Your Students Video Discussion Guide

Social Story   

Social Story Professional Development PowerPoint Presentation

Social Story Template Planner

Gathering Students’ Perspectives to Inform Practice

Student information gathered in a learner profile helps us learn about individual student strengths, interests, experiences and background knowledge. Knowing students, both as individual learners and as a community of learners, provides essential information for planning instruction, choosing relevant topics and learning activities, selecting resources, and grouping students for learning.

Gathering Students' Perspectives to Inform Practice

Creating Positive Learning Environments

There are a number of proactive strategies to consider when setting up and organizing the classroom environment for learning.  Implementing these strategies promotes a student-friendly atmosphere that considers the learning needs of all students, as well as reduces distractions and facilitates supervision.  Use this ready-to-go activity to rethink your own learning environments.

Creating Welcoming and Supportive Learning Environments

Environment for Learning

There are a number of proactive strategies to consider when setting up and organizing the classroom environment for learning. Implementing these strategies promotes a student-friendly atmosphere that is consistent with and accommodates the learning of all students, as well as reduces distractions and facilitates supervision.

Environment for Learning

Classroom Observation

Gathering data and ongoing evidence of student learning is fundamental to effective and inclusive instructional planning. This information is used to plan, monitor and evaluate student academic and social learning.

Classroom Observation

“Observing in the Classroom”- Book 5, Using Classroom Assessments to Support the IPP Process, and Program Planning.

The teacher’s most important assessment strategy is observation and analysis. Teachers can use observation to maintain an awareness of the uniqueness that individual students bring to the classroom environment and to specific learning tasks. As a staff, review and discuss information on classroom observations found in this resource on pp. 3-6.

Instructional Planning for Students with Significant Disabilities

These 11 video clips and related learning guides provide an opportunity to enhance and support teacher practice in the area of literacy for students with significant disabilities.

1.Good Literacy Instruction is Good for All Students [2:08]

2.Creating Opportunities for Students to Explore and Understand Text [1:55]

3.Symbols and Learning to Read [2:40]

4.Choosing Words for the Classroom Word Wall [1:33]

5.Importance of Repetition and Variety in Learning [1:11]

6.Importance of Building Background Knowledge [2:39]

7.Give both Reinforcement AND Informative Feedback [2:17]

8.Knowing the Difference between Teaching and Testing Questions [1:52]

9.The Art of Attributing Meaning to Student Attempts [2:13]

10.Engaging Older Students [1:12]

11.The Cost of Underestimating the Potential of Individual Students [1:41]

Flexible Grouping

Effective differentiation requires that all students have opportunities to work in a variety of contexts through thoughtfully planned, flexible groupings that incorporate both student choice and teacher-assigned roles. Students are grouped and regrouped over the course of the school year according to their own learning and social needs, rather than just the needs of the task.

Flexible Grouping

Working with Educational Assistants


Working with Educational Assistants
Golden Rule

Differentiated Assessment

Making a Difference: Meeting Diverse Learning Needs with Differentiated Instruction: Like differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment is based on the reality that the needs of students cannot all be met in the same way. As a staff, read Chapter 4 in the Alberta Education resource to review key points on differentiated assessment. One suggested format is to use a jigsaw strategy to read the chapter (pp. 46-50, pp. 50-54, pp. 55-58; pp. 59-62).

Assistive Technology- SETT Framework

Using the SETT Framework for Assistive Technology

SETT Part 1 Notetaker
SETT Part 2 Notetaker
SETT Part 3 Notetaker

Leveraging Technology for Student Learning

There are numerous ways that technology in the classroom can be leveraged to address diverse learning needs. To do this efficiently and effectively requires careful selection, purposeful planning and thoughtful implementation.

Making A Difference

Using Technology to Support Inclusive Education: Text-to-Speech



Leveraging Technology in Math Class


Leveraging Technology in Math Class

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A series that explains FASD and strategies to use with students.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4 - A

Session 4 - B

Session 5

Session 6

Take Ten Spotlight Series: Strategies & Tools for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities/ADHD

A new resource for teachers, presents strategies that are particularly effective for students with learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The series includes five videos and six tip sheets that are available in English and French.

Social Participation/ Behaviour

This video and PD addresses ways to help students engage with others across learning environments.  Research has shown a strong link between students’ social participation and their success in school.   Students who need social supports will typically need them across the school day, including non-instructional times.

Supporting Social Participation

Dr. Ross Greene Day 1 Presentation  •  Dr. Ross Greene - ALSUP
Dr. Ross Greene - Plan B Cheat Sheet  •  Dr. Ross Greene - Plan B Flowchart


Gathering data to understand student behaviour

This three-part resource provides information and strategies for systematically teaching, supporting and reinforcing positive behaviour in the classroom. As a staff, explore this chapter in Book 2 to facilitate discuss ways to collect data to better understand the functions of student behavior.



Anxiety in the Classroom November 2013

Specialized Assessment

This video provides background information on using information from specialized assessments to meet the learning and social/emotional needs of individual students.  Use this ready-to-go activity to facilitate discussion on ways to incorporate specialized assessment and medical/disabilities information into instructional planning.

Specialized Assessment and Medical Disability Information Video Discussion