The lead4ward Inclusion Academy is a 5-day instruction-focused academy designed to get the process started. The academy begins by activating inclusion systems of support at the campus and district level. Special educators are then engaged in an interactive, multi-day learning experience that includes implementation of intensive, focused instructional routines that prioritize the standards that give students access to the content and the rigor of the curriculum through the use of high-leverage and evidence based instructional practices. Finally, the academy guides classroom teachers in planning universally accessible instruction. This planning framework supports learning experiences that proactively meet the needs of ALL learners, which also benefits student memory, effort, and focus. Using a learn-practice-do-reflect model, academy members will gain the confidence and competence to set in motion meaningful change to improve outcomes for the students they serve.