Inclusion Development Program

Date: April 7, 2014

By: WA News Department

(Belleville, NJ) -- On March 25th, public school educators from ten districts attended a one-of-a-kind training at Washington Academy taught by Executive Director David Schwartz. The training conferene centered on "Inclusion Management" and how to ensure that all students are being provided a high quality educational program in the Least Restrictive Environment.

Washington Academy is well known and respected for its comprehensive behavior program, so public school educators were seeking to further understand how academic achievement and classroom behavior go hand-in-hand.

"The challenge for students with specail needs is that they can feel as if their specific questions are not being heard or answered, or that the way the teacher is providing instruction doesn't mesh with their individual learning style," said Mr. David Schwartz, Executive Director. "It's important for all educators to remember that students want to learn in the classroom and disruptions should be red-flags that something isn't right with their instruction management."

At the beginning of the 2013-2014, Mr. Schwartz taught "Inclusion Management" skills to a diverse group of administrators from Hudson and Union Counties. 

"Creating a school that fully includes special needs students means that the leader of the school must have an excellent knowledge of how special needs students learn and act," said Mr. Schwartz. "Washington Academy's staff have a different tolerance for classroom behavior than any public school teacher, which is why students placed at Washington Academy enjoy tremendous success."

For more information regarding Washington Academy's comprehensive Positive Behavior System or "Inclusion Management" training, contact the Continuing Education Department. 

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