Inclusive Learning Services
Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) is committed to meeting the diverse needs of all learners as outlined in the WCPS and Inclusive Learning Services vision, mission statement, and guiding principles.
Wolf Creek Public Schools provides an ease of access to all their departments. Inclusive Learning Services is only one of several departments supporting schools, students and families across the division. WCPS is structured to support student achievement, and a dedicated team of professionals work collaboratively to provide the best in educational opportunities and operational services.
“Promoting a culture of inclusion requires schools to work collectively to examine their structures and processes and to address how they respond as an organization to the needs of students.” (Hewson,K., & Adrian, L., 2013, Establishing a Collaborative Response Model: Structures and Processes to Support Inclusion; The Special Educator; pg. 20-22.)
Supports provided by WCPS Inclusive Learning Services are firmly founded on structures and processes necessary to respond to the needs of all students.
The pyramid of interventions, collaborative team meeting processes, and assessments are integral elements of WCPS Inclusive Learning Services model at the school and district levels.
The mission of WCPS Inclusive Learning Services Team is to meet the needs of all learners within a collaborative service delivery model that is responsive, coordinated and evidence based, within the context of the WCPS Three Year Plan and Excellent Learning Environments (ELE) Vision.
Success for ALL learners is a foundation in WCPS. We believe all children can learn and reach their full potential given opportunity, effective teaching, appropriate resources and supports.
Inclusion in WCPS encompasses:
- Valuing diversity and inclusion
- A commitment to relationship building and collaboration to support learners to be their best
- Aligning Inclusive Learning Services supports with Wolf Creek Public School's three-year plan
- Supporting excellent learning environments for all students to realize their potential
- Systematically planned processes, coordinated resources and support structures
- Ensuring common language and understanding of Inclusive Learning Services mandates and roles
- Progressive and responsive approaches to provincial and division mandates
- A commitment to evidence based and growth focused practice
Definition of Inclusion
All learners are included in an educational setting that addresses their current needs based on collaboration amongst stakeholders.
Inclusion is a value system, a way of thinking and acting, which demonstrates that all students are entitled to equitable access to learning and achievement in all aspects of their education. The practice of inclusion transcends the idea of physical location, and incorporates basic values that promote participation, friendship and interaction. It also means that all students will have equitable opportunity to be included in the typical learning environment or program. Schools that embody effective principles and practices of inclusion coordinate and unify education programs and supports in order to ensure that all students belong and can learn effectively.
Watch Alberta Education's Video: “Valuing All Students”