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Facilitator's Guide to More Inclusion Strategies That Work!



March 2014 | 80 pages | Corwin
The purpose of this book is to help school and district leadership teams transform their high schools by connecting the key components of high school reform in ways that powerfully improve student performance. The conceptual framework of key components includes three dimensions:

Three overarching themes that form the basis for effective high school reform. These three themes include: a) connecting the learner and the learning environment, b) making the goals of high schools work at the local level, and c) connecting states, districts, communities and schools in productive ways. Each of these overarching themes will have guiding principles and examples.

Four key components of local high school reform: a) creating standards, assessment and curriculum that focuses local improvement efforts; b) creating a good school design; c) creating good instruction, catch-up and student support for all students; and d) creating the community and school context for learning: safety, diversity support, partnerships and community connections

Two levers for local improvements: a) using data and moral resolve in the context of professional learning communities and collaboration, and b) linking school leadership, organization, resources and systems support.

 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Preface
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to More Inclusion Strategies That Work! Aligning Student Strengths With Standards by Toby J. Karten
 
Part I. Fundamentals of Honoring Potentials and Strengths of Students and Teachers
Chapter 1. Concentrating on Students' Strengths and Curriculum Standards  
Chapter 2. Understanding Assessments and Curriculum Standards  
Chapter 3. How Students Learn: Brain Basics  
Chapter 4. How Teachers Teach: Good Practices for All  
 
Part II. Standards-Based Inclusion Strategies That Work
Chapter 5. Standards-Based Reading Objectives  
Chapter 6. Standards-Based Writing, Listening, and Speaking Objectives  
Chapter 7. Standards-Based Math Objectives  
Chapter 8. Standards-Based Science and Technology Objectives  
Chapter 9. Standards-Based Social Studies Objectives  
Chapter 10. Standards-Based Art, Dance, Theater, and Music Objectives  
Chapter 11. Standards-Based Health/Physical Education Objectives  
Chapter 12. Standards-Based Career Education and Life Skills Objectives  
Chapter 13. Standards-Based Social/Behavioral/Emotional Objectives  
 
Part III. Application of Strengths and Standards to Inclusive Environments
Chapter 14. Standards-Based Interdisciplinary/Cross-Curricular Lessons  
Chapter 15. Attaining Inclusion  
Chapter 16. Rewards for All  
 
Handouts
 
Handout 1. A–Z Inclusive Assessment Rubric
 
Handout 2. Smart Chart
 
Handout 3. Looking Back to Move Ahead
 
Handout 4. Strategies People Search
 
Handout 5. Problem Solving: Inclusive Strategies
 
Handout 6. The Goal of Special Education
 
Handout 7. Science Levels and Accommodations for All Students Planner
 
Handout 8. Lesson Plan
 
Handout 9. I Can Do This, Too!
 
Handout 10. Neighborhood Connections and Objectives
 
Handout 11. Working Backward
 
Handout 12. How Much Do You Remember?
 
Handout 13. Roundtable Discussion
 
Overheads
 
Overhead 1. Connecting to Inclusion
 
Overhead 2. Compass Rose
 
Overhead 3. Interdisciplinary Approach
 
Sample Workshop Agendas
 
Half-Day Workshop Agenda
 
One-Day Workshop Agenda
 
Two-Day Workshop Agenda
 
Workshop Evaluation Form

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1


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Toby J. Karten

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offeringsToby 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... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412964845
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