Education and Early Childhood Development
Children, Seniors and Social Development
February 7, 2019

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2019 Inclusive Education Award

As part of National Inclusive Education Month, the Provincial Government, through the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living, is inviting nominations for the 2019 Inclusive Education Award. Information on the Inclusive Education Award can be found at www.nlacl.ca. The deadline for submissions is April 12, 2019.

The award is presented annually to a K-12 school in Newfoundland and Labrador for their outstanding efforts to develop and design their classrooms, programs and activities so that all students can participate in all aspects of school life. The 2018 recipient of the Inclusive Education Award was Gander Collegiate

The Provincial Government, through the Education Action Plan supports a number of inclusive education initiatives. These include:

  • a new Responsive Teaching and Learning Policy that provides opportunity for early intervention and makes appropriate provision for all students;
  • more flexible, engaging learning opportunities that recognize diverse learning styles;
  • teaching and learning assistants, working under the direction of classroom teachers, to offer instructional support to all students; and
  • improvements to initial teacher education programs and professional learning in the areas of exceptionalities and student behaviour.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development also supports safe, caring and inclusive environments enabling all students to reach their full potential. Professional learning on inclusive education practices has been provided at all schools throughout the province.

Supporting inclusive education delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to provide better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living and can be viewed at www.thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“While the implementation of inclusive educational practices has improved considerably, it is important to continually strive to break down barriers and identify opportunities to implement proven approaches to teaching and learning for all students. I encourage students and teachers to celebrate inclusive education and apply for the Inclusive Education Award.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“Equitable access to education creates a foundation for all children to be successful and supports diversity in our schools. When schools show leadership in this area, they encourage others to follow, and we all move closer to achieving full accessibility in our society. I look forward to hearing more about this year’s nominees and sharing their successes.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“We are honoured to partner with the Provincial Government on the Inclusive Education Award. It is through initiatives such as this that we highlight the great work that is taking place in our province. Thank you to all who work to ensure our communities and our schools are inclusive.”
Hope Colbourne
Executive Director of Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

Candidatures acceptées dès maintenant pour le Prix de l’inclusion scolaire de 2019

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Media contacts
Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1692, 687-9903
tcoffey@gov.nl.ca 

Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

Hope Colbourne
Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living
709-722-0790
nlacl@nlacl.ca 

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