Our vision is for every student to be educated in an environment that is intentionally designed, equitable and inclusive.

SIP hosts and organizes several statewide events each year with the goal of supporting LEA/District to progress on the path of creating inclusive organizations. The events range from in-person training/workshops to webinars designed to ensure access for all anywhere in California. SIP events are available at no cost!

Events

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2024 "Driving Inclusion Forward" Conference

Are you ready to Drive Inclusion Forward!?

Supporting Inclusive Practices is back again to elevate the voices of inclusive experiences in action!

Join our 2024 SIP Annual Inclusion Virtual Conference to be held on May 9-10, 2024

You won’t want to miss this opportunity! REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

This VIRTUAL EVENT is open to all educators, staff, families, and students at no cost.

Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.

By registering for this virtual event, you will be included in all six sessions, and provided presentation materials.

Space is limited, so please register soon!

January 18th, 2023 3:00- 5:00 PST

Planting the Seeds for High Quality Inclusive Experiences for ALL

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Julie Nicholson

January 25th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Inclusion Works!

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

February 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Dual Language Learners: Best Practices to Enhance Language & Learning Opportunities through Inclusion in the Pre-Kindergarten Setting

Presented by: Imperial County SELPA Early Education Team

February 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Preschool English Learners Guide- Chapter 7 English Learners with Disabilities or Special Needs

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

CPIN Family Partnerships and Culture Guide

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Empowering, Inclusive Practices to Support Families and Students Experiencing Adversity

Presented by Keynote: Dr. Julie Nicholson, and Special Guests

Events

 Are you ready to shift beyond co-teaching basics to drive inclusion forward?

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from co-teaching experts Dr. Marilyn Friend and Dr. Paula Kluth!

Dr. Friend and Dr. Kluth have dedicated their careers to helping educators create inclusive classrooms where every student thrives.

 Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from this unique professional learning opportunity:

  1. Expert Guidance: Learn from the experience of experts on co-teaching, who will offer practical strategies to enhance your program and instructional practices.
  2. Improved Student Outcomes: Discover how to co-teach effectively to improve outcomes for all students, including those with extensive support needs.
  3. Proven Systems: Explore systems and tools that support co-teaching, making collaboration between educators seamless and efficient.

 Three-part FREE Virtual series!

3:00- 4:30 PM PST
January 30, 2024
February 13, 2024
February 20, 2024

 We look forward to seeing you there!

Please do not hesitate to contact our team at: connect@sipinclusion.org if you have any questions.

Beat the traffic…MASTER SCHEDULING SEASON COMING SOON!
Are you mapping routes to make your master schedule more inclusive for all learners?
Are you trying to pack more inclusive practices into a complicated master schedule?

We are happy to introduce: 

Turbo-Charging Equity Through an Inclusive Master Schedule

Join us on our collective journey as educational leaders in systematic change for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 (Elementary)
3:30 – 5:00 PM PST
Hosted virtually

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (Secondary)
3:30 – 5:00 PM PST
Hosted virtually

Check out the registration page for more information and to register for this event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please do not hesitate to contact our team at: connect@sipinclusion.org if you have any questions.

Register Now!

ZOOMING AHEAD ON INCLUSIVE PRACTICES

Virtual Webinar Series

Led by expert facilitators Dr. Katie Novak and Dr. Shelley Moore.

Join us on our collective journey as educational leaders in systematic change for diversity, equity and inclusion.

This webinar series will aim to create a shared understanding among district and school leaders on how to best support inclusive practices at the school and district level.

Virtual Session Dates:

Nov 13, 2023 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Dec 18, 2023 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Mar 18, 2024 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Mar 25, 2024 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)

Register Now!

Paving the Road to Inclusion

Virtual Webinar Series Facilitated by Dr. Julie Nicholson.

If you should have any questions, please contact our team at connect@sipinclusion.org.

2023 California Transition Alliance Workshop

About the Event

This interactive and reflective workshop will assist transition planning teams in the design of youth-centered supports in the Individual Education Program (IEP) that is compliant with current legal mandates and promotes readiness for college, career, and life beyond high school. 

Information, mandates, and best practices that will be shared during this workshop include, but are not limited to:
  1. Federal and State Legislation on Aligned with Transition
  2. Predictors of Positive Outcomes in Employment, Education and Independent Living
  3. Creating Measurable Post-secondary Goals
  4. Course of Study
  5. Student, Family, and Agency participation in the IEP
  6. The High School Diploma (including the Alternative Pathway to a Diploma for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities)
  7. Common IEP Terminology 
It is encouraged that teams from early childhood education to post-high school educators, administrators, agency representatives, and community partners attend this workshop to work collaboratively to support transition planning.

Learn More and Register for the Event in Your Region Below:

Sue Sawyer

California Transition Alliance | President

Vicki Shadd

California Transition Alliance | Vice President

By registering for this virtual event, you will be included in all six sessions, and provided presentation materials.

Space is limited, so please register soon!

Sacramento registration link:

Primary Venue:

Sacramento County Office of Education 3661 Whitehead Street, Rancho Cordova, CA 95655

https://edcoe.my.site.com/edcoeevents/s/lt-event?id=a4Q3l000000PdvDEAS

Event hosted by Sacramento County Office of Education and the Supporting Inclusive Practices Grant (SIP)

Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division

San Diego registration link:

Primary Venue:

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education
255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069

https://edcoe.my.site.com/edcoeevents/s/lt-event?id=a4Q3l000000PdvNEAS

Event hosted by North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) and the Supporting Inclusive Practices Grant (SIP)

Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division

Humboldt registration link:

Primary Venue:

Sequoia Conference Center
901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501

https://edcoe.my.site.com/edcoeevents/s/lt-event?id=a4Q3l000000Pdw1EAC

Event hosted by Humboldt County Office of Education and the Supporting Inclusive Practices Grant (SIP)

Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division

February 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Dual Language Learners: Best Practices to Enhance Language & Learning Opportunities through Inclusion in the Pre-Kindergarten Setting

Presented by: Imperial County SELPA Early Education Team

February 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Preschool English Learners Guide- Chapter 7 English Learners with Disabilities or Special Needs

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

CPIN Family Partnerships and Culture Guide

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Empowering, Inclusive Practices to Support Families and Students Experiencing Adversity

Presented by Keynote: Dr. Julie Nicholson, and Special Guests

Register Now!

2022-2023 SIP “Community of Practice” Free Virtual Professional Learning Series

Our vision is to create an environment where a group of educators and leaders, who are passionate about equity and inclusion, have opportunities to share their challenges, lived experiences, resources and tools. Our mission is to collectively learn together to increase efficacy and confidence in scaling inclusive practice, while building closer relationships with colleagues who are equally dedicated to this work.

January 26, 2023 – Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

March 7, 2023 – Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

April 18, 2023 – Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

It is recommended that participants register with a team of three to five people.  

You will gain access to …. 

  • Shared experiences on how to create successful inclusive environments from teachers, service providers, administrators.  
  • Numerous resources and tools to help address barriers to inclusion.
  • Guidance on how to create/sustain inclusive communities of belonging.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be registered for all three sessions,
and your attendance is required for each session.

You will use the same zoom link to access all three sessions.

To be Included in the Registration 

Participants will be grouped in a cohort based on one of the following self- selected topics: 

  • Inclusive Behavior/Social Emotional Supports  
  • Co-Teaching 
  • Universal Design for Learning 
  • Creating Inclusive Mindsets 

If you have any questions, please email our team at connect@sipinclusion.org.

Save the Date!

Universal Pre-Kindergarten “Seeds of Change”: Nurturing Inclusive Family & Community Empowerment for ALL

This virtual professional learning series provided by Supporting Inclusive Practices in collaboration with the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN), combines voices of experience with practical strategies for building strong, inclusive partnerships to support our youngest learners and their families. Participants will learn the importance of inclusive practices to empower families and children with disabilities, English Language Learners, and those who have experienced adversity.

Who would benefit from attending? All Pre-K – 12 administrators, educators, caregivers, family members, and community partners (Resource and Referral Agencies, QCC, F5CA, Head Start, LCPC Reps, CDSS Reps, Family Resource and Empowerment Centers)

By registering for this virtual event, you will be included in all six sessions, and provided presentation materials.

Space is limited, so please register soon!

January 18th, 2023 3:00- 5:00 PST

Planting the Seeds for High Quality Inclusive Experiences for ALL

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Julie Nicholson

January 25th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Inclusion Works!

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

February 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Dual Language Learners: Best Practices to Enhance Language & Learning Opportunities through Inclusion in the Pre-Kindergarten Setting

Presented by: Imperial County SELPA Early Education Team

February 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Preschool English Learners Guide- Chapter 7 English Learners with Disabilities or Special Needs

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 1st, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

CPIN Family Partnerships and Culture Guide

Presented by: CPIN

(Eligible for three (3) Professional Learning hours through the Workforce Registry)

March 8th, 2023 3:00 - 5:00 PST

Empowering, Inclusive Practices to Support Families and Students Experiencing Adversity

Presented by Keynote: Dr. Julie Nicholson, and Special Guests

Special Event

image of novak logoNovak Education Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Online Classes

Dive into resources, create a staff wide course study, go at your own pace, and self- check your knowledge along the way. You will have the option to select a course from the options provided below. Upon registration, you will have one year to complete the course. Each course is designed to take approximately 30 hours to complete, with the option to earn graduate credits.

Courses are SIP Sponsored at No Cost to Registrants! Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division

Select which course you would like to enroll in from the options below:

Select “Get Started” under the regular price option.

​​​​​​If you have an account, log in. If you do not have an account, create one.

At checkout, no need to enter any credit card information, the coupon code is applied through the link in #1. Checkout.

Get started on the course whenever you are ready.

If you are interested in taking the course plus the final project for 3 graduate credits, please find instructions below for how to register:

Select which course you would like to enroll in. Select “Sign Up” under the course + graduate credit option you prefer (you will receive a transcript from the college selected)

If you have an account, log in. If you do not have an account, create one.

At checkout, the coupon code is applied through the link so the course cost will be covered, but you will need to pay an additional $200 which is paid to the college for graduate credits.

Checkout

Get started on the course whenever you are ready.

For additional assistance with registration, contact the Novak Education team via email at education@novakeducation.com or call 617-362-3606

New Course…

image of novak logoNovak Education – Restorative Practices Self-Paced Course

Examine restorative practices–what they are, how to implement them, and what to expect–and how they can transform your learning environment into a more productive space where all students feel a sense of belonging.

SIP Annual Inclusion Conference – Mission: Possible

May 4th, 2022 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PST)

May 5th, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

The Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) Project is hosting its first annual conference.

Our theme? MISSION: POSSIBLE

We are excited to hear from a diverse selection of speakers on inclusion related topics including culture, policy, practice, and shared leadership. Inclusion is a choice and far from impossible,

Do you accept the mission?

This event is open to all educators, staff, and families and students at no cost.

Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.

Keynote Speakers

Building and Refining a Culture of Inclusion

Four Part Webinar Series for Leaders

Session Information: (click for more info.)

Not sure people will embrace your efforts? Not sure you are aligned to needed changes? In this session you will learn how to apply a simple model to understand why people do the things they do, and begin to align around mindsets needed to create and drive an inclusive culture. This working session will provide a powerful framework for aligning needed mindsets and help you begin to understand the biggest impediments to most change efforts- better equipping you to impact change in any place you are looking for new or different results.

One of the biggest barriers to change is not that people are unwilling to change- it is that they have a rigid or set way of thinking that is impeding the progress you are needing them to make. In this session you will learn and apply a powerful methodology for changing beliefs and be able to simply and effectively work on one of the primary causes that derail our efforts in having people embrace the initiatives and change required for us to be successful. You will learn a simple approach to suspending those biases to accelerate your efforts.

Have you ever found yourself wondering “How did that happen?” In this session you will learn some practical and instantly applicable tools that you can use to ensure you have established expectations in a way that allows people to take accountability for delivering on your needed results. Learn how to minimize the “How did that happen?” moments and turn them into “Let’s make it happen” mindset where people take accountability and deliver results.

What does it look like to overcome obstacles and barriers to create a culture where individuals and teams are able to move “Above the Line” and constantly move closer to achieving desired results? You will work with a simple assessment to look at 16 Best Practices that have been proven to deliver exceptional progress and movement- allowing people to not only acknowledge the reality of the problems we are facing but take ownership for how they can arrive at solutions and deliver the needed steps to achieve needed results. You will learn a simple model for moving from people externalizing the need for change to internalizing the role they can play in any change efforts.

Reserve your spot now!
Register by clicking HERE:

Webinar Presenter

Culture_Partners_Vince_Martinez_Headshot

Vince Martinez

In his role as a Senior Partner for Culture Partners, Vince Martinez brings over 30 years of experience in training and business transformation. He has teamed, coached and facilitated for companies across the globe and in a wide variety of industries including the manufacturing, medical, finance, Sales, non-profit, IT, and educational arenas. 

Vince has worked with well-known organizations such as Wal-Mart, AT&T, Fidelity Insurance, BAE Systems, Waste Management, Disney-ABC Television, Edwards Life Sciences, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Southwest Airlines and many others. Vince’s experience in leading and coaching the Culture Partners time tested process of driving change and accountability has resulted in greatly improved outcomes and delivered results for his clients.

During his career, he has excelled in numerous roles providing him with extensive hands-on experience that allows him to relate to individuals, leadership teams and organizations in a practical and personal way. Vince has held positions in sales, marketing, IT leadership and the Learning and Development functions within numerous globally and geographically diverse organizations.

Known as a powerful and engaging facilitator and consultant, Vince possesses an expert ability to motivate, empower and produce value-added, relevant and lasting results. In his prior role with a global Fortune 1000 organization, Vince worked with senior leadership to develop and launch an industry first customer care and training program that accounted for the retention of over $88 million dollars of at risk revenue during the first year. Vince also worked with a global HR, marketing and sales team on the role out of a business specific mentoring and career development track that was developed and launched 2 months ahead of schedule and resulted in a 27% increase in employee retention. Other examples of his successes have resulted in $1.7 million dollar per year in cost savings, double digit share growth and achieved records for safety, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

A sought after speaker and coach, he has worked with international audiences in Malaysia, Australia, South America, Europe and throughout the United States and Canada.

Unapologetically Able: Courageous Conversations with Chaeli Mycroft Virtual Professional Learning Event

Featuring International Public Speakers:
Chaeli Mycroft and her Mother, Zelda Mycroft along side Artist, Clara Woods

This virtual event is designed to challenge your thinking and empower you as a disability ally. Chaeli Mycroft and her mother, Zelda, will facilitate conversations with other individuals with disabilities and their families as they reflect on their experiences. You will learn about the complexity of disability and have an opportunity to engage in conversations about how we can amplify disabled voices and move forward as disability allies. We hope you will join us in this work!

You can access this event virtually via Zoom. Register soon because space is limited!

▼ Register Now! ▼

By popular demand, a new date and location has been added to this event. (see below)

Northern California
Date: September 20th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sacramento Unified School District
5737 47th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824

If you have any questions please contact the SIP team at connect@sipinclusion.org