Inclusion Coaching for Collaborative Schools

Inclusion Coaching for Collaborative Schools

by Toby J. Karten


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Be the coach who leads your team to inclusion success!

You’re already the go-to expert for help with inclusion practices. Now you can take your advocacy to the next level. As an inclusion coach, you’ll guide your school team in implementing the very best inclusion strategies for achieving quantifiable results. With planning sheets, curriculum examples, and other practical tools, Karten’s hands-on guide will help you:

  • Establish your own coaching baselines
  • Introduce research-based strategies for lesson planning, instruction, and recording data
  • Engage staff in reflective and collaborative inclusion practices
  • Manage challenges, including scheduling and co-teaching responsibilities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452268217
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offerings

Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has been immersed in the field of special education for her entire career. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is affiliated with Drew and Monmouth University and is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College and The College of New Jersey. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help many children and adults from elementary through graduate levels around the world. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion coach and consultant in New York and New Jersey schools and in many districts nationally and globally. In addition to her roles as an inclusion coach, student and family advocate, professional developer, mentor and resource teacher, Toby designed graduate courses titled From Challenge to Success; LD, ADHD, and the Spectrum and Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and dis ABILITY Awareness. She has trained instructors in three states to teach her courses. In addition, she has designed online courses for Na Ma Ya titled Collaborative Practices for Inclusive Classrooms and Interventions for Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Differences. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two Teacher of the Year awards. She earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College. Toby has authored several books and resources about inclusion practices and the CCSS, which are currently used for instruction on many college and university campuses and schools throughout the world.

Ms. Karten is married, has a son, and a few dogs. She enjoys teaching, reading, writing, artwork, and most of all, learning. Toby believes that inclusion does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a philosophy that continues throughout life. Hence, inclusion is not only research-based, but life-based as well!

Table of Contents

About the Author
Part I: Collaborative Inclusion Knowledge
Chapter 1. The Students
Chapter 2. Inclusion Coaching Roles and Partnerships
Chapter 3. Connecting the Rules to Inclusion Coaching Strategies
Part II: Establishing Inclusion Coaching Baselines
Chapter 4. Beginning Steps of an Inclusion Coaching Program
Chapter 5. Adaptations, Skills, and Differentiation
Chapter 6. Curriculum Planning
Part III: Strengths and Challenges of Inclusion
Chapter 7. Inclusion Matters
Chapter 8. Organization and Communication
Chapter 9. Inclusion Lenses
Chapter 10. Taking the Inclusion Walk: Instruction, Data, and Assessments
Part IV: Professional Development
Chapter 11. Framing Inclusion
Chapter 12. Collaborative Interdependent Inclusion Skills
Part V: Inclusion Coaching Realities
Chapter 13. Response to Inclusion Interventions
Chapter 14. Relating to Educators
Chapter 15. Embracing Achievements

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