» 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 Announces New Subcommittee

Subcommittee on Inclusive Leadership

The CAIS Inclusive Leadership Subcommittee believes that in order to fully realize equity, access, inclusion, and the intersectionality of students with disabilities in our schools, we must empower and support school and district leaders in how to create and sustain inclusive school environments where each and every student, family and staff feel a deep sense of belonging; and each educator and school staff member possesses the skills and supports necessary to teach all learners.

Spring CAIS Events

CAIS will be presenting the Inclusive Leadership Webinar Series for students in administrative credential programs and faculty teaching leadership courses. Live closed captioning will be provided.

Inclusive Leadership: Up Close and Personal with Some of California’s Exemplary and Inclusive Principal Innovators

When: Apr 15, 2021 04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Click here to view webinar recording.

Inclusive Principal Leadership:  Foundational Structures to Support Inclusive Practices

When: May 6, 2021 04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting.

Inclusive Principal Leadership:  Structures to Support Inclusive Practices for Students with Extensive Needs

When: May 27, 2021 04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting.

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Critical Collaboration Workshop Series

CAIS invites educators to register for the Critical Collaboration Workshop Series. CAIS is sponsoring the five webinars in partnership with the CEEDAR Center, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the California Council on Teacher Education.

The third webinar in the series will be held on Wednesday, April 21 from 12 - 1:30 pm. Dr. Andratesha Fritzgerald will present "Power and Empowerment: Honoring Decision and Design." To register, please click here. 

The fourth webinar will feature Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education at UCLA, presenting "Why Race and Culture Matter." The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 4 from 12 - 1:30 pm. Please click here to register. 

The fifth and final webinar will be held during June. Please check back for more details. 

The first webinar in the series, "Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Teacher Education," was held on Tuesday, January 12. The recording of the webinar can be viewed below.

The second webinar in the series - Urban Dual Credential Programs presented by Dr. Lidiana Portales Blair - can be viewed below:

 

CAIS logo link to webinar info
CAIS Steering Committee

CAIS Inclusive Leadership Subcommittee:

Audri Gomez

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability,
Chapman University

Paul Sindelar The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development
Accountability and Reform Center (CEEDAR), University of Florida
 

Kristin Wright

California Department of Education

Charles Flores

California State University, Los Angeles

Linda Blanton

The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development Accountability and Reform Center (CEEDAR)