Collaborating for Inclusive Practices - Focus on Attitudes and Beliefs
PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday April 01, 2021
Friday April 30, 2021
Focus on Attitudes and Beliefs looks at how our actions are shaped by our attitudes and beliefs, and how societal attitudes and beliefs have shaped service systems. Participants will have opportunities to explore the benefits of inclusion for all children and all adults, reflect on how their individual attitudes and beliefs were developed, and how they impact their practice, their colleagues and the service system. They will identify strategies teachers can use to create a sense of belonging for all children in the classroom, explore perceptions about disability and reflect on how attitudes and beliefs impact early care and education practices.
The learner will be able to:
- Explore attitudes and beliefs about inclusion
- Describe the benefits of inclusion for everyone
- Describe the perceptions of disabilities and the effect on quality inclusion
- Discuss the history of developmental disabilities
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.