SINE is an online, collaborative network of educational professionals committed to inclusive education practices.
Hello! I am Loren Swancutt, founder of School Inclusion – From Theory to Practice and co-founder and national convener of the School Inclusion Network for Educators (SINE).
SINE is committed to advancing the realisation of inclusive education within the Australian context. SINE supports educational professionals to build their capability and confidence to enact the fundamental concepts and practices of inclusive education.
What is SINE?
SINE is an initiative of School INclusion in partnership with All Means All – The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education. It is a national network of education professionals seeking to ensure they support diverse learners in their classrooms and schools, and deliver education services in ways that support inclusion and human rights.
In line with the value and purpose of All Means All, SINE seeks to connect educators who believe that all students, regardless of their background or ability, have the right to quality inclusive education in the general education environment, alongside their same age peers, accessing the core curriculum and participating fully as valued members of their school community.
What does SINE provide?
SINE operates as a private, closed group on Facebook. The group is intended as:
- a collaborative and supportive network of likeminded educational professionals;
- a forum for members to share information, resources, tips and ideas to support school inclusion; and
- a safe space to pose questions and engage in respectful discussions
SINE facilitates a range of professional learning opportunities that are exclusively available to members within the group.
How can I become a member of SINE?
If you are an Australian education professional (school leader, teacher, pre-service teacher, teacher assistant, allied health professional working in schools, or an academic/initial teacher educator) you can join SINE by completing a member request via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/schoolinclusionnetworkforeducators
Connecting on Twitter
SINE operates a Twitter account and tweets as @sineinclusion.
Follow SINE on Twitter to engage in professional discussion and sharing of resources relating to inclusive education, and to keep up-to-date with what is happening on the network.
SINE provides an accessible and collaborative forum to engage in professional learning and discussion about inclusive education. Members bring a wealth of knowledge, resources and support. I consider it a highly valuable way to build my capability.