BEFORD Central school District
Dr. Julie Causton
MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT
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.
Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER
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.
Course and Event Portals
Question #1: More Free Resources
Question #2: More Advanced Resources
- Invest is Part 2 of our PD 4 Paras courses
- Join our FB group and connect with other paras
- Read and watch about how to “rock the range” of learners [blog and video]
- Watch this training video on how to bridge skill gaps [video]
- Advanced resources:
Question #4: Silent Supports
20 Ways to Provide Silent/Invisible Support [pdf]
Question #5: Team Building
Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)
Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.
- Website: https://www.getnicklivingston.com/attorneys
- Pat’s Blog: Appropriately Ambitious
- Pat’s Email: email@example.com
Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating people by 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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