Access all Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak’s Keynote resources from the 2024 Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Summit

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

Your Co-teachers

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER
EDUCATORS’ EDUCATOR
FIERCE PLAY ADVOCATE

A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

Dr. Julie Causton

MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT
PROLIFIC AUTHOR
KEYNOTE STORYTELLER

A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Session Resources

In The First Place: Inclusive and Joy-Filled Early Care and Education

  • Key PPT [pdf]
  • Definition of inclusion [pdf]
  • Transition to an equity lens [pdf]
  • Three Mistakes Made Worldwide in “Getting Children Ready” for School [pdf]
  • Selected Annotated Resources Regarding Building Relationships [link]
  • Read and watch about how to “rock the range” of learners [blog and video]
  • Working Ways Menu [pdf]
  • 101 Ways to Incorporate Choice in Learning [pdf]
  • Lifelines for Students [pdf]
  • 10 Ways to Co-Regulate with Children [pdf]
  • One Teach/One Make Multi-Sensory [pdf]
  • Because of Oliver [video– 7:04]

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating peoplevby ability disadvantages everyone. Belonging is a human need. Our educational system, practices, and spaces, need to be reimagined.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS every student is valued because of their strengths, gifts, and even challenges. As disability is simply... diversity. Everyone benefits from meaningful participation and opportunities to learn grade level content with diverse peers. We must trust that all students come to us as incredible whole people who do not need to be fixed.

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