What Is Inclusive Instructional Practice?
In the second block of this model, called Inclusive Instructional Practice, a step-by-step planning and instructional framework is outlined (Katz, 2012). Physical and instructional environments are designed so that students have access to differentiated learning opportunities in order to address their varied learning modes. Essential understandings within curricula are identified, and inquiry activities that promote higher order thinking are planned. Course materials are differentiated in terms of level of complexity, methods of acquiring knowledge, and strategies for demonstrating understanding. As part of this practice, teachers build rubrics that reflect multiple developmental levels of understanding, and can be used to assess multi-modal expressions of understandings. Regular feedback and assessment is ongoing so that teachers can assess for learning, and when needed, conduct assessment/evaluation of learning, including grading.