I recently received this communication about an August 1st workshop on the Common Core State Standards in inclusive classrooms:
I just wanted to thank you so very much for the workshop this morning sponsored by Boslands. I have to tell you how inspired I am to start the fall with my kindergarten class.
I like the way you presented on so many topics-CCSS, Inclusive Education and Technology. As a parent of a special needs student, I have always been a believer of inclusive education. I am thrilled to be able to apply my experiences to the classroom. It was wonderful to hear you share ways to differentiate the core standards. They really are nothing to be afraid of. After all, it’s all evolutionary, right?
Today you provided a forum of professional sharing that should be commended.. I came away with so many ideas and enthusiasm. I hope to attend more of your workshops. Please add me to your e-mail list.
And if we can ever collaborate in the future, I am willing to open the door of my classroom.
Thanks again, Toby. I truly had a fantastic morning.
WOW, SC; thank you for this communication! I loved sharing the ideas today to help de-puzzle the CCSS! I am so happy to receive this feedback. Educators have so much on their plates, but becoming frazzled is not an option! Collaboration along with palatable inclusion strategies and tools will help ALL learners succeed in the classroom and life!
Yes, let’s DEFINITELY continue the collaboration! In the interim, enjoy your summer!
Toby J. Karten
LET’S COLLABORATE to de-puzzle the CCSS for ALL!
The Council for Exceptional Children honors students each year at the Yes I Can ceremony. Nominate your students for their accomplishments! http://www.cec.sped.org/yesican
I am excited to share that a new graduate course that helps educators advance the levels of their diverse learners is offered by Regional Training Center. You can register at the RTC site. https://www.thertc.net/classes.php?course=2945
Thanks for the Facebook likes for Inclusion Education Services.
GE & SE teachers, paraprofessionals, related staff, and families are invited to begin their year with these 18 inclusive principles. Collaborate with students, families, co-teachers, administrators, and assistants to figure out how to effectively apply them to your students each and every day!
Excellent way to explore disABILITIES to support your inclusion programs with your students: Check out this site for K-12 curriculum related ones or create and post your own!
The United States Government now has a project entitled RESPECT with the letters standing for:
This project aims to transform the profession by involving and respecting teachers, leaders, associations and unions on district, state, and national levels. It reenvisions the teaching profession to be led by teachers since often there is a disconnect between reality and practice. It hopes to attract top tier talent to the field, look at how teachers are evaluated and supported in meaningful ways, allow the best teachers to help the most needy students, and offer the conditions for teachers to succeed with a national model and as mentors. The RESPECT Project seeks to transform the profession by honoring teacher input and experiences. Principals and school leaders would allow master teachers to be their collaborative partners. Teachers would serve as mentors who are given the time and resources to share their expertise. This project, although in its infancy holds promise for the teaching profession to be identified and looked upon with respect and for students who are educated in inclusive classrooms to receive the expertise of highly recognized staff.