The School Inclusion Network for Educators (SINE) is an initiative of All Means All – The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education.

SINE is a national Network  for education professionals seeking to ensure that they support diverse learners in their classrooms and schools by delivering education services in ways that uphold the principles of inclusive education – both as an educational practice and a human right.

In line with the values and purpose of All Means All, SINE seeks to connect educators who believe that all students, including students with disability, have the right to a quality inclusive education in the general education environment, alongside peers in the relevant age group, all day and every day, accessing the core curriculum and participating fully as valued members of their school community

SINE strives to fill a much needed space around professional support and collaboration for educators seeking to initiate, develop, and strengthen inclusive educational practices within their school communities and their broader education systems.

By becoming a member of SINE’s national Network (via a closed Facebook group) you can be part of our inclusive education community, connect with other educators, and join us in promoting inclusive education for ALL!

Featured content from this week:

  • SINE reaches 800 members and growing! All states, territories, systems and school-based roles are represented in the network!
  • Illume Learning announces a BIG ‘Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference’ for 2020. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
  • Co-teaching vs Push-in: What’s the difference? A blog post shared from Ready Set Co-teach!
  • New Curriculum Clarity Guides shared on the School Inclusion – From Theory to Practice Website. The guides demonstrate how to align curriculum at year level, to a different year level (substantial adjustment), and to individual learning goals (extensive adjustments). Supporting all students to access their age-equivalent curriculum content within the general education classroom.
  • Discussion about supporting students to access the New QCE senior schooling process in Queensland.
  • ABC Education – free educational resources for Primary and Secondary students. Video games, educational programs, apps, teaching guides, articles, competitions…all on current affairs, world events and curriculum topics. A great way to deliver learning via different modes and interactive tools.
  • Question about providing formula (eg. index laws) in summative assessment tasks for high school mathematics – Can this be a universal support, or is it considered an adjustment for some?
  • StorySign app launched. Powered by #Huawei AI technology, it converts words on a page into Auslan sign language to make story time possible for deaf children and their families.
  • UDL and Co-teaching – A new episode from the UDL in 15 Minutes podcast by Loui Lord Nelson
  • Shout-out to Victorian schools – anyone implementing Co-teaching with Special Educator/General Educator pairs? Anyone implementing LINK-S?

If you are an Australian educator who is committed to inclusive education, we’d love for you join the SINE Network!