Foster Learning. Create Equity. Lead Change.
Training, Consultation, and Technical Assistance are available
in person and via distance video conference (Zoom)
on a variety of topical areas.
Services are tailored and co-designed through an initial intake and brief needs assessment process. Comprehensive on site needs assessments are also available which engage multiple-stakeholders and build from data gathered through document reviews, program and practice assessments, as well as focus groups and interviews.
Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
MTSS is a comprehensive, integrated educational framework with a prevention-oriented, tiered delivery approach to instruction and assessment that uses data to help match academic, behavioral and social-emotional support to learners’ need. Equity-based MTSS values and welcomes each and every learner as a full member of their school. Through MTSS, schools provide learners what they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it. Explore MTSS and contact E&E to assist you in designing MTSS specifically for your school and district.
SWIFT Education Center: MTSS - Universal Support
Indiana IEP Resource Center: Essential Elements - MTSS
Equity-based inclusive education can bring benefit for each and every learner, in each and every neighborhood. Effective educational practices, implemented well, lead to positive outcomes for all students. More than thirty-five years of research shows that increased time spent in the general education classroom strongly correlates with improved academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities, regardless of severity or type of disability. Reach out now and let’s advance equity, excellence and inclusion for all learners.
SWIFT Education Center: SWIFT Domains and Features at Henderson School
Forty years of research shows improved academic, behavior, communication, and social outcomes for learners with significant disabilities educated in inclusive settings. Promoting students’ membership, participation, and learning in general education classrooms is achievable when educators work in collaborative teams, with families, and are supported to use effective and efficient strategies.
How can educators create inclusive classrooms where students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism) not only participate and communicate but also learn academic content? Practical, forward-thinking, and person-centered, The Beyond Access Model shows education professionals what meaningful inclusive education looks like and gives them the critical guidance they need to make it happen. This student and team problem-solving model was developed and evaluated through two initiatives funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: The Beyond Access Project and Beyond Access for Assessment Accommodations. Outcomes from use of the Model have been documented in a book, a book chapter, and peer-reviewed empirical studies, published in Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Topics in Language Disorders. Let’s collaborate so you are gaining full use and benefit from these valuable resources.
Dan Habib: AXEL
Excerpt from SWIFT Education Center: Whatever it Takes
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
UDL is an educational framework used to design and deliver flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. With an aim to develop expert learners, UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that promote engagement and multiple means of representation and expression. That is, UDL helps us to create educational approaches that are flexible and can be customized and adjusted for each and every learner.
Indiana IEP Resource Center: Essential Elements - Universal Design for Learning
Loui Lord Nelson - https://theudlapproach.com/media/
Leadership to Manage Change - District Capacity to Sustain Implementation
Districts and other central office structures (like School Administrative Units or Cooperatives) can lead schools toward systematic and comprehensive improvement to gain the intended benefits of effective practices. Enhancing the district’s capacity to lead improvement efforts may include: developing strategic focus and coherence of initiatives, promoting competence of personnel, strengthening data and communication infrastructure to support decision making, and leveraging both technical and adaptive leadership strategies. When district teams enhance their own capacity to lead, they give schools the platform to implement a systematic process of improvement – elevating learning and aligning resources with intended outcomes. Contact E&E to enhance your district’s capacity to bring efficiency, focus and sustainability to your efforts.
West Wind Education Policy & National Implementation Research Network:
Rethinking the Scale-Up Challenge
Strategic Plan Development
Strategic planning presents an opportunity to engage a community, make space for all stakeholders’ voices, and extend the unique strengths and talents of your school district. Whether using a structured process like an Empowerment Evaluation or an eclectic approach tailored to your needs, E&E is here to help. If you’re advancing a small aspect of your school improvement plan or initiating a system-wide transformation like MTSS, E&E can assist you through a variety of customized services.