» 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 Membership Meeting at the CCTE SPAN Conference:

Wenesday, March 3 1:45 - 3:45 pm

Registration information and the agenda coming soon!


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 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.

Second Critical Collaboration Workshop
Tuesday, February 23 12:00 - 1:30 pm 

The next webinar in the series will feature a distinguished panel of educators from a California urban dual credential program to discuss:

  • How are you leveraging collaboration within your program to promote equity and social justice?
  • How do partnerships promote / enhance this?
  • What have you learned about dual credential programs?
  • What questions do you still have?

This webinar for university faculty, teacher educators, PK - 12 general education teachers, special education teachers, and administrators. Collaborative teams from the same site are highly encouraged. Please click here to register for the webinar. 

Please check back for information about the next three Critical Collaboration Workshops.

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)