» California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling

CAIS logoThe California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS) is an intersegmental group of professionals dedicated to the development of inclusive schools for all students. Our mission is to support, unify and promote efforts to increase inclusive schooling in California. The Alliance focuses on practice in schools, policy for state recommendations, and preparation of school professionals and is comprised of three working groups: Practice, Policy, and Preparation.

The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling committee meets formally three times per year; at the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) conferences in San Diego (Preparation), the SPAN Conference in Sacramento (Policy) and the CA-MTSS Conference in Anaheim (Practice). For more information, contact tpi@chapman.edu

CAIS Active Webinars

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about virtual classrooms throughout California for both K-12 and higher education. This has created a challenge for teachers-in-training (candidates) to complete the required clinical practice hours and observations to meet the Commission’s requirement for both student teaching and residency models.

The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is offering a statewide active webinar series for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Institutions of Higher Education (e.g., Teacher Education Program) professionals. The CAIS Active Webinars will include breakout sessions and follow-up assignments and are designed for candidates in all preliminary teacher preparation programs—Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist candidates. More information regarding webinar topics, dates, and registration will be added once details are confirmed. Please check back for updates.

CAIS Steering Committee