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Facilitator's Guide to More Inclusion Strategies That Work!

Facilitator's Guide to More Inclusion Strategies That Work!

May 2008 | 80 pages | Corwin
The purpose of this book is to help school and district leadership teams transform their high schools by connecting the key components of high school reform in ways that powerfully improve student performance. The conceptual framework of key components includes three dimensions:

Three overarching themes that form the basis for effective high school reform. These three themes include: a) connecting the learner and the learning environment, b) making the goals of high schools work at the local level, and c) connecting states, districts, communities and schools in productive ways. Each of these overarching themes will have guiding principles and examples.

Four key components of local high school reform: a) creating standards, assessment and curriculum that focuses local improvement efforts; b) creating a good school design; c) creating good instruction, catch-up and student support for all students; and d) creating the community and school context for learning: safety, diversity support, partnerships and community connections

Two levers for local improvements: a) using data and moral resolve in the context of professional learning communities and collaboration, and b) linking school leadership, organization, resources and systems support.

About the Author
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to More Inclusion Strategies That Work! Aligning Student Strengths With Standards by Toby J. Karten
Part I. Fundamentals of Honoring Potentials and Strengths of Students and Teachers
Chapter 1. Concentrating on Students' Strengths and Curriculum Standards

Chapter 2. Understanding Assessments and Curriculum Standards

Chapter 3. How Students Learn: Brain Basics

Chapter 4. How Teachers Teach: Good Practices for All

Part II. Standards-Based Inclusion Strategies That Work
Chapter 5. Standards-Based Reading Objectives

Chapter 6. Standards-Based Writing, Listening, and Speaking Objectives

Chapter 7. Standards-Based Math Objectives

Chapter 8. Standards-Based Science and Technology Objectives

Chapter 9. Standards-Based Social Studies Objectives

Chapter 10. Standards-Based Art, Dance, Theater, and Music Objectives

Chapter 11. Standards-Based Health/Physical Education Objectives

Chapter 12. Standards-Based Career Education and Life Skills Objectives

Chapter 13. Standards-Based Social/Behavioral/Emotional Objectives

Part III. Application of Strengths and Standards to Inclusive Environments
Chapter 14. Standards-Based Interdisciplinary/Cross-Curricular Lessons

Chapter 15. Attaining Inclusion

Chapter 16. Rewards for All

Handout 1. A–Z Inclusive Assessment Rubric
Handout 2. Smart Chart
Handout 3. Looking Back to Move Ahead
Handout 4. Strategies People Search
Handout 5. Problem Solving: Inclusive Strategies
Handout 6. The Goal of Special Education
Handout 7. Science Levels and Accommodations for All Students Planner
Handout 8. Lesson Plan
Handout 9. I Can Do This, Too!
Handout 10. Neighborhood Connections and Objectives
Handout 11. Working Backward
Handout 12. How Much Do You Remember?
Handout 13. Roundtable Discussion
Overhead 1. Connecting to Inclusion
Overhead 2. Compass Rose
Overhead 3. Interdisciplinary Approach
Sample Workshop Agendas
Half-Day Workshop Agenda
One-Day Workshop Agenda
Two-Day Workshop Agenda
Workshop Evaluation Form

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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ISBN: 9781412964845