Cooperative Educational Service Agency Inclusive Schooling Resources

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Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

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.

Key links to learn more about PD 4 Paras and Para-Bytes (click to access)

 

3 Reasons Why We Won’t Be Hiring More Paraprofessionals [pdf]

12 Ways to Carve out Time for PD [pdf]

Ladder of Support [link]

10 Ways to Reduce Stressors [pdf]

PD 4 Paras 

Para-Bytes

AMAZING SUPPORT FOR THOSE PROVIDING AMAZING SUPPORT

Make it make sense! Paraprofessionals often have the least training and work with our most challenging learners. It doesn’t have to be that way! Your paraprofessionals are integral to the success of every student. Equip them with invaluable insights through this exclusive on-demand series featuring inclusion experts and authors Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak.

You will have 24/7/365 access to session content, practical tips, handouts, and a plethora of downloads packed with evidence-based practices for effectively supporting children and students with disabilities. Access today and take a critical step toward creating classrooms where every student’s potential is celebrated and supported.

FINALLY TRAINING YOUR PARAS HAVE TIME FOR!!

Immerse your paraprofessionals in a dynamic, expert-led experience tailored just for them! With 24 byte-sized videos, covering Foundational Practices, Academic Strategies, Behavioral Strategies, and How to Support Student Independence, you’ll revolutionize inclusive support!

These byte-sized trainings are co-taught by inclusion experts Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, and cover EVERYTHING paraprofessionals need to know to provide exceptional inclusive support to ALL students.

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STRATEGIES TO EMPOWER EVERY EDUCATOR

Let’s talk about fully preparing your entire teaching staff (Pre-K-12) to include ALL students! Go from inclusion being a dirty word — to inclusion being a fully supported concept and practice that is embraced by ALL staff!

We’ve packaged up the 20 most powerful strategies related to co-teaching, differentiation, meeting IEP goals in general education, and behavior that every teacher must know to support the beautiful range of diverse students in our schools!.

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The paraprofessional handbook (2nd edition)

An essential hands-on guide for new and seasoned paraprofessionals—and a must-have for the educators and other professionals who support them—this empowering book takes the guesswork out of this critical classroom role so you can help students with disabilities reach their full potential.

INCLUDE YOUR
YOUNGEST LEARNERS

Disabled/Non-Disabled – Eligible/Not Eligible. Let’s stop drawing lines between our youngest learners. What if we simply included and supported EVERY child starting on day one of pre-school! What if we drew a simple line around all of our youngest learners and taught and supported them ALL together? 

This amazing professional development package is EVERYTHING you need to equip your early childhood providers to understand what inclusion looks like from the start. As a result of this PD, they will learn HOW to include every learner (even those with complex support needs) through co-teaching, supporting big emotions and embedding skills during play and SO much more! 

Join the Circle

YOUR INCLUSION JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

A comprehensive and engaging introduction to inclusion…even for skeptics. Gain immediate access to a compelling 90 minute presentation by Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak that delves into the what, why, and how of inclusive education. This includes a treasure trove of bonus videos, tools, tips, and links to evidence-based resources. 

It’s a mindset shift and a collective journey towards creating schools where diversity is celebrated, and every student thrives in the general education classroom.

 Inclusion Awaits: Start Now

coming soon: ELEVATE YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

A dynamic series comprising 10 videos and 100s of resources for educational leaders committed to fostering inclusive schools. Derived from the bestselling book “The Way to Inclusion,” these Bytes offer a concise yet comprehensive exploration of inclusive leadership principles. 

From defining inclusive education and assessing school inclusivity, to navigating mindset shifts and providing lifelines during challenging times, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and Dr. Julie Causton provide you and your team with actionable insights.

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The way to inclusion

The research is clear: students with disabilities do better academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally, and experience better post-secondary outcomes when educated in inclusive settings. 

The Circle Maker Series