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Environment
Environment
image of various types of technology to show equity of access and to identify the Environments Pillar

Environments that ensure equity of access, are inclusive and promote proactive approaches that are responsive to students with learning disabilities.

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System Actions

  • Set conditions to ensure reflective and collaborative practices
  • Set high expectations and support all students with learning disabilities to achieve those expectations
  • Make asset based decisions
  • Understand stigma and the impact it has on students with learning disabilities
  • Foster mentally healthy learning environments that supports resiliency, self-advocacy and stigma reduction
  • Develop growth mindsets that encourage students to be autonomous and independent learners
  • Construct a strategic plan for the seamless access and use of assistive technology for students with learning disabilities

School Actions

  • ​​Engage in reflective and collaborative practices
  • Embrace responsibility for all students with learning disabilities
  • Build a culture of inclusion and high expectations that is responsive to students with learning disabilities
  • Intentionally develop a culture of growth mindset
  • Identify stigma, barriers to inclusion and the impact thet have on students with learning disabilities
  • Empower students to understand and use their learning profile
  • Ensure full implementation of the seamless access and use of assistive technology
  • Construct flexible learning environments (time, space, resources) that support individual strengths and needs
  • Create an environment that encourages and responds positively to student advocacy as a tool to increase student achievement and well-being


Classroom Actions​

  • ​Ellicit student voice and provide choice
  • Co-create learning opportunities, spaces, routines and classroom expectations to support diverse learners
  • Develop students as self-advocates for their learning strengths, needs and interests
  • Ensure students with learning disabilities are active agents in their learning and have voice in the development of their pathway
  • Create safe learning environments and m​entally healthy classrooms
  • Invite learners to take risks, explore new ideas and feel safe and comfortable in doing so 
  • Create a learning environment that reduces stigma and fosters inclusion
  • Create a learning environment that supports and encourages the use of assistive technology
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