Arizona State University’s Future Educators for Inclusion connects college students enrolled in teacher preparation programs from Morocco and the United States who seek to address the global challenge of disability inclusion as future classroom teachers. Students engage through virtual exchange in activities that allow them to discover how individuals with disabilities in other countries experience educational access and inclusion, learn from international experts about best practices for disability inclusion, and implement a local inclusion project in their respective communities. Together, participants create an international community of teachers dedicated to helping learners of all abilities succeed in their classrooms.
Future Educators for Inclusion engages students in an eight-week program of weekly activities focused on collaborative learning related to disability inclusion, including sharing cultural experiences, gaining new perspectives about inclusionary practices in other countries, discovering best practices presented by international experts, and implementing a local inclusion project in their respective communities. Participants receive online learning videos, discuss their learnings during live Zoom sessions, and apply their new knowledge and skills in the context of two projects and presentations. The team- and project-based learning utilizes free online tools, a dedicated project website, and online networking.
Eight weeks (two and a half hours/week)