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Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


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


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.

Inclusive Education Resources

Click to Access Resources

  • Definition of inclusion [pdf]
  • Inclusive Related Services Definition [pdf]
  • Inclusive System Change Path [pdf]
  • 5 Ways to turn line makers into circle makers [pdf]
  • 9 ways to make any lesson inclusive [pdf]
  • Checklist of Supplemental Supports and Services [pdf]
  • Transition to an equity lens [pdf]
  • Inclusive System Scheduling Process [pdf] 
Download the Achieving Inclusion: Strategies to Ensure an Inclusive Placement for Your Child
Download 7 Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms for ALL Students


Smart Support: Utilizing and Supporting Paraprofessionals Effectively

Session Description

This session provides early educators with the knowledge and tools to effectively leverage the skills and expertise of paraprofessionals, enabling paras to provide targeted support, foster children’s independence, and promote inclusive practices in the classroom.

Session Handouts

Key PPT slides [pdf]

Roles and Responsibilities [Google DRIVE doc]

20 Ways to Provide Invisible or Silent Support [pdf]

Checklist of Supplemental Supports [pdf]

Prompting ladder of support [pdf] and with examples [pdf]

100 Ways to Adapt Anything [pdf]

140 Ways To Support Students Virtually [pdf]

45 Ways to Inclusively Group Students [pdf]

Measuring What Counts: Meaningful and Playful Assessment

Session Description

Delve into authentic assessment and its relevance in early childhood education, discovering what it truly entails and what sets it apart from conventional approaches. This session provides valuable tips for many steps in the assessment process, empowering early educators to effectively measure and document children's learning experiences.

Session Handouts

Key PPT slides [pdf]

Decision-Making Framework [pdf]

Play Rubric [pdf]

45 Ways to Inclusively Group Students [pdf]

Five Minute Problem-Solving [blog and handout]

Bonus Resources

  • Tips and Tools for Dealing With All That Data [pdf]
  • Picking the Right Assessment [link]
  • Assessing the Whole Child [blog]
  • Five Testing Mistakes that Put Children At Risk [blog]
  • Embracing the Tensions [blog]

The Circle Maker Series


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. 

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.

Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)

Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.

Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]

Capturing Your Learning handout [pdf]

Related Handouts/Resources

  • Long list of supplemental aids, supports, and services [pdf]
  • Pre-K Teach and Play Podcast episodes with Pat Radel [link]