Professional Learning Facilitators work as a part of a team of staff charged with developing and implementing system-wide and school based change processes to promote the inclusion of ALL students, especially students with disabilities. Facilitators are responsible for developing and providing professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, para-professionals, and other school staff. Facilitators must have skills in conducting workshops, facilitating small groups to identify current and desired practices, using data for decision-making, coaching individuals and school teams, and developing a variety of learning options to accommodate a variety of adult learner needs. Facilitators will also learn and apply school-based and student-centered planning processes.
It is expected that Facilitators will have content expertise in areas important for effective inclusive schools such as: positive behavior interventions and supports, collaboration and co-teaching, using data for instructional decision making, universal design for learning, and differentiated instruction.
Additional skills desired: writing (grants, reports, blogs, articles), conducting research, data analysis.