CEEDAR Session Title: Inclusive Leadership and High Leverage Practices:
The Picture within the Picture Embedding High Leverage Practices
within the Educational Communities
There is an emergence of teacher-based practices being emphasized in special education pre-service/in-service teacher preparation programs. An example of teacher-based practices is the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in collaboration with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Special Education High Leverage Practices (HLPs). HLPs which includes evidenced based practices are designed to improve positive student academic and behavioral outcomes across content areas, grade levels, and student abilities within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. The four domains of HLPs’ are collaboration, assessment, social and emotional behavior practices and instruction. This session will provide an overview of how the HLPs within the four domains can be implemented within classroom educational communities. The presentation will also provide insight on how the discussion of HLP implementation can take place at the building level through professional learning communities facilitated by K-12 administrators and teachers.