•  November 14, 2018
     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile for Self Reflection

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE Educators, General Educators, Paraeducators, Social Workers, SLPs, and OT/PTs.

Join us for the unique opportunity to explore the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), a research-based assessment tool designed to look closely at the ways inclusive programs accommodate the learning needs of young children with disabilities. This training will explore twelve indicators of high-quality inclusion as described in the Inclusive Classroom Profile. In addition to reviewing the practices, strategies to use the ICP for self-reflection and improvement of high-quality inclusive practices will be shared.

Continuing Education – This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area D (Org. ID# B40093)

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.



  • Pam Reising Rechner
    Pamela Reising Rechner is a Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Specialist for the Early CHOICES Project and a Program Support Specialist for The Center. She retired from the Illinois State Board of Education in May of 2016. At ISBE, she served as a consultant in early childhood special education and the 619 Coordinator for 26 years. Previously she served as a Resource Specialist for R*TAS (now STARNET) in Region IV and the Coordinator for the Transition Project. She also worked with Head Start as the Education and Disabilities Coordinator for several years. Former teaching experiences include kindergarten, first, and second grades; prekindergarten at-risk; early childhood special education; Head Start; and child care.
  • Emily Ropars
    Emily Ropars has worked in the field of early childhood education for 20 years. She worked as a developmental therapist and holds a type 04 with a special education endorsement. Emily’s career has spanned all early childhood settings: a Reggio Emilio inspired university lab early learning center, home visiting as a developmental therapist, early childhood special education teacher in rural Oregon, and Child Development Specialist for Head Start serving DuPage County. Emily started an inclusion program at a private school in Chicago, that is still operating and used as a model for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s inclusion initiatives. She currently is an LRE Specialist for Early Choices.


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