The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and partners at WestEd are excited to announce the kickoff of the statewide Inclusionary Practices Technical Assistance Network (IPTN). As Washington state educators and professional organizations continue to work together and consider new ways to measure impact, leverage data, and effectively use that information for implementation, the IPTN aims to develop inclusive leadership across all levels of the system within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework.
Over the past four years, the Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project (IPP) has provided valuable information to support the development of a technical assistance network that accounts for the interdependence required to create a robust educational system that is equitable and inclusive. The IPP showed that building a network that utilizes diverse perspectives is crucial for creating sustainable and systemic inclusive change in education.
The IPTN will model the framework of providing tiered supports, including a process where IPTN providers experience tiered TA. This experience is intended to further the work of inclusion and help equip teams to provide tiered supports and/or organize supports and services for a full scale MTSS technical development system across local education agencies (LEAs) in Washington.