IPP Demosites

Planning Your Visit

We are looking forward to hosting your team at one of the Demonstration Sites.  

Please read the following to prepare for your visit.  

Once our visit is scheduled, please share all visitors’ names, roles and email contacts. Everyone will receive a calendar invitation and additional information closer to the date of your visit. There are two requirements prior to the visit.   

1. Observation Impact Form.  

The observation impact form serves several purposes. First, is to engage visitors in the appreciative inquiry process to focus on strengths of what is working well in your own school, district and/or community contexts.  The second is to share your interests to help Demonstration sites individualize visits. Third, is to plan for take aways and next steps after your visit. 

There are 3 Sections: 

  • Section 1 – Pre Observation Planning. You will complete and return prior to your visit.  
  • Section 2 – Observation. Use for your own notes during the visit. This section will guide you through the visit and intentionally think about inclusionary supports. The notes highlight concepts for participation and engagement, teacher actions, instructional methods and materials, systems, culture, and leadership practices.
  • Section 3 – Post Observation Planning. At the end of your visit, this section supports planning your initial steps. What are one or two actionable items you can commit to bringing back to your own context? 

Please download the observation impact form, complete section 1, add your name to the title and return prior to your visit.  You will receive more information on when and who to email your form. 
2. Please watch the demo site webinars for the school you will visit. Follow links for Initial and Deep Dive webinars. Each school tells the story of their inclusive journey and highlights specific inclusionary practices.