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Department of Education
Inclusive education is both the vision and practice of welcoming, valuing, empowering and supporting the diverse academic, social-emotional, communication, and language learning of all students in shared environments and experiences for the purpose of attaining the goals of education.
Dr. Richard A. Villa & Dr. Jacqueline S. Thousand
This site was created through funding from the Inclusive Early Learning and Care Coordination Program (IELCCP) Grant (2019-2020)
For customized professional learning or coaching information, please contact:
Allison Casillas, Coordinatoracasillas@ocde.us / 714-966-4046
Kamica Barnes, Special Education Coordinatorkamicabarnes@ocde.us / 714-966-4989
Pamela Tupy, K-12 Inclusion Coordinatorptupy@ocde.us / 714-966-4372
Janice Howver, Program Specialistjhowver@ocde.us / 714-327-1077
Health and Safety is
important to the Orange County Department of Education. Out of abundance of
caution and based on guidance from California public health officials and
Governor Gavin Newsom, OCDE is constantly reviewing events in which we cannot provide sufficient space for proper social
distancing. For up to date information please visit https://newsroom.ocde.us/
Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed, evidence based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that integrates discipline, school culture, and SEL into one seamless process. During this online professional learning experience, you will learn evidence-based strategies for creating an optimal school environment, plus immediately usable tools to remain calm during moments of chaos.
Registration is now open for co-teaching trainings with Bayridge Consortium. This offering is for Preschool through High School co-teaching teams, coaches, SLPs, paraeducators, and administrators.
Day 1: A Guide to Coteaching will be available on
Day 2: Coaching Co-teaching
Inclusive Early Learning Resources Links: