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    What People Are Saying About Inclusive Education

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    Personal experience with his own disability cerebral palsy (CP) drives freelance scribe and author Zachary Fenell to utilize writing and social media for promoting disability awareness.


    By working for clients such as The Mobility Resource, Handicap This!, and Think Inclusive Zachary’s obtained insights on inclusion from intervention specialists, general education teachers, parents, and more. Additionally Zachary offers his own insights from back when he was a student in his memoir Off Balanced (available on the Kindle and Nook) which explores how his CP affected him socially throughout adolescence. 


    With his finger on the pulse of recent views and perceptions of inclusive education, Zachary will tell us what people are thinking about inclusive education and why.


    For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:31

    Creating Adaptations to Support Learners in Inclusive Classrooms

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    What are adaptations for student learning and why do we need them? How do we know if they are effective? Our guest this week, Jennifer Kurth, will answer those questions and more about adapting learning for students in the inclusive classroom.


    Jennifer Kurth is a faculty member at the University of Kansas in the area of Low-Incidence (severe) disabilities.  Prior to being an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University in 2008, Jennifer was a special education teacher, inclusion facilitator, and paraeducator in northern California.  These experiences inform her research in special education and inclusive practices.  


    For more information about this episode, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:30

    Supporting Behavior in the Inclusive Class

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    Nicole Eredics & Terri Mauro interview guest, Joshua Hyfler.
    Joshua Hyfler is a Behavior Therapist  who has worked in special education in the public school system since 2008. He has been implementing ABA in a private clinical setting since 2010. 
    Together, they will discuss ways in which teachers, paraprofessionals and parents can support challenging behavior in the inclusive class.

  • 00:31

    Universal Design for Learning in the Inclusive Classroom

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    What is Universal Design for Learning and how can it be used to support learners in the inclusive classroom?


    On this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast we have guest, Dr. Loui Lord Nelson, join us to discuss the importance of UDL and how it can be used successfully to help all learners access the curriculum.


    Loui Lord Nelson has extensive experience through practice and research with UDL. She is an Educational consultant specializing in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), CAST cadre member, and currently works at the University of Kansas - SWIFT Project as a UDL Specialist. In addition, she has recently authored a book published by Brookes Publishing called, Design and Deliver.


    For more information about this show, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.


     

  • 00:30

    Secrets to an Inclusive School

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    Want to know the secrets to successful, inclusive school? Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this Friday, August 23 at 9 AM and learn how a truly, inclusive school works.
     
    Guest, Brenda Giourmetakis, will talk to us about inclusive programming, how a school can be structured for inclusion and ways to include ALL kids.
     
    Brenda Giourmetakis is a principal with Edmonton Public Schools who is currently a supervisor with the Inclusive Learning department. 
     
    For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:31

    Education in The Inclusive Church

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    On this podcast, we branch away from the school setting and talk about ways in which church groups can successfully include students with special needs. Amy Fenton Lee, creater of  The Inclusive Church website wil be our guest.
    For more information, go to www.theinclusivechurch.com.

  • 00:30

    What is an Inclusive Playground?

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    On this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast, we interview Mara Kaplan about what is needed to facilitate inclusive play.  Mara Kaplan is an educator, an advocate for inclusive play and a parent of a child with profound disabilities.  She has more than 17 years’ experience reviewing toys and designing playgrounds.  Mara’s consulting business, Let Kids Play!, designs inclusive playgrounds, reviews and recommends toys and edits the website accessibleplayground.net, which includes a comprehensive listing of accessible playgrounds in North America.       For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:30

    Inclusive Education for High School Students

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    On this episode, Nicole & Terri will speak with Dr. Lisa Dieker about inclusive education at the high school level.  With her exceptional knowledge and experience, Dr. Dieker will address ways in which inclusion can be achieved with older students.
    Dr. Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Dieker has produced 5 books, two national videos, over 40 articles and chapters and provided more than 50 keynote addresses. She has been the editor of the Journal of International Special Needs Education and is the current Associate Editor of Teaching Exceptional Children.
    For more information about the show, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
     

  • 00:30

    Using Visuals to Support Inclusive Education

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    Bill & Lori Binko, creators of the onine resource Lesson Pix, will be our guests on this episode of the The Inclusive Class Podcast.  
    Using the material from their website, www.lessonpix.com, they will discuss ways in which visual supports can be used in the classroom from modifying instruction to communication.
    For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.

  • 00:31

    Apps for 21st Century Learning in the Inclusive Class

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    On this podcast, we will be talking with Andrea Prupas from inov8 Educational Consulting. Andrea works with educators, families and their children with special needs, and adults to integrate highly effective assistive technology tools into their lives at home and school. Andrea is going to share some of her favorite apps and how they can be used by students with special needs to learn and participate in the inclusive classroom.

  • 00:23

    Talking With Dr. William Blackwell about Inclusive Education

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    For the first episode of  Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking  with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois,  his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH. 


     


    William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.


    Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:


    Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.

    Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061. 

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