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What if your school just said yes to inclusion?How would students with and without autism benefit? How would you solve the challenges? What do great inclusive schools really look like? Paula Kluth has the answers--and now they're on one powerful DVD that will help make your school an inclusion success story. One of today's most dynamic, respected, and in-demand experts on autism and inclusion, Paula Kluth brings together more than a dozen of her colleagues for this complete professional development package on effective inclusion. Hosted by Paula and expanding on key lessons from her bestselling books and popular presentations, the 55-minute professional development video walks you through the what, why, and how of honoring and supporting all learners. Through clips of real teachers in successful inclusive classrooms and interviews with educators, administrators, a parent, and students, you'll discover practical ways to differentiate instruction nurture students' social skills through peer supports improve school culture so all students are welcomed and included individualize objectives and standards make the most of each student's gifts and interests use positive behavior supports presume competence strengthen partnerships between schools and families co-teach effectively reframe challenges in a positive way An ideal professional development resource for experienced educators and preservice teachers in K-12 classrooms, this package also includes a concise Facilitator's Guide with sample professional development plans, helpful summaries of teaching strategies, more tips from educators, thought-provoking questions for group discussion, and practical forms and checklists to evaluate practices and plan supports. Say yes to inclusion with this comprehensive guide from Paula Kluth--and help your school become a stronger community where all learners use their unique gifts and achieve their full potential. Includes 55-minute professional development video with teaching strategies, classroom clips and interviews, and an inside look at 3 sample lessons 16-minute short video, Speaking of Inclusion: Ten Questions Asked and Answered, an inclusion Q&A with the education professionals in the feature film Facilitator's Guide with sample professional development plans, summaries of teaching strategies, questions for group discussion, and more Practical forms and checklists to evaluate practices and plan effective supports About Landlocked FilmsBeret E. Strong, Ph.D., M.F.A., and John Tweedy, J.D., M.A. are award-winning documentary filmmakers and owners of Landlocked Films. Their films have been seen on PBS nationally and shown at festivals around the world. Their focus is on social justice, indigenous cultures, and education. John is an attorney and Beret is an author and researcher.
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Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is one of today's most popular and respected experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive, engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers, too. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten several books for Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., including "You're Going to Love This Kid!": Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition (2010); Pedro's Whale (2010); From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Classrooms (2010); "A Is for All Aboard!" (2010); "A Land We Can Share": Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism (2008); and "Just Give Him the Whale!": 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism (2008).

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"Paula Kluth provides tangible tools that can be easily replicated. Having strategies explained by practitioners and visually demonstrated is an amazing contribution."--Dr. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D."Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism" (07/20/2011) "Dr. Kluth brings her unique combination of passion, inspiration and practical ideas to life in this exceptional resource . . . Kluth challenges viewers to think critically about their educational practices and find ways to make instruction more meaningful for all students."--Christine Elaine Ashby, Ph.D."Assistant Professor, School of Education, Research Director, Institute on Communication and Inclusion, Syracuse University" (07/20/2011) "This is the kind of professional development experience I would like to have had when I was a classroom teacher! Paula Kluth takes evidence-based practices and puts them into words that support and have meaning for teachers."--Carolyn Hughes, Ph.D."Vanderbilt University" (07/20/2011) "Presents a complex topic in a manner that is clear and comprehensible . . . allows all teachers to examine their practice and make changes that enhance the learning of students with autism--and in the end, all students."--Linda Smetana, Ed.D."California State University, East Bay" (07/20/2011) "Great tools to help teachers as they journey through the process [of inclusion] . . . It doesn't get any better than when we reach ALL children in our classrooms!"--Helen T. Dainty, Ph.D."Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University" (07/20/2011) "[Paula Kluth] engages teachers and administrators in ways that position them as active and powerful agents for progressive school reform from within their own schools and classrooms."--Alicia A. Broderick, Ph.D."Teachers College, Columbia University" (07/20/2011) "An essential tool for any educator planning to teach or present on the topic of inclusive schooling . . . I look forward to using these materials in many different ways in university coursework and professional development trainings!"--Dr. Katrina Arndt, Ph.D."Associate Professor, Inclusive Education Department, St. John Fisher College" (07/20/2011) "A must for staff and administrators who are serious about getting inclusion right . . . makes the important point that inclusion is not just about students with disabilities but about recognizing the diverse needs and the value of all students. The only thing that would make this professional development tool better is if Paula Kluth came with it."--Jane Ryan, M.Ed"former (retired) special education administrator, Chicago Public Schools" (07/20/2011) "Our work with Paula Kluth has created an intense focus on presuming competence of all learners . . . Using the lens of presumed competence, we are breaking down barriers and creating a school system that believes, expects, and acts as if all students can and will learn. Principals have expressed how this lens is changing the culture of expectations in their schools and are thankful to have worked with Paula Kluth!"--Patricia A. Daley"Director of Special Education" (07/20/2011) "Thanks to this new DVD, entire teams and faculties will be have the opportunity to experience Paula's inspiring blend of philosophical and ethical commitment to inclusion and practical strategies that teachers can use to benefit ALL kids . . . I can't wait to share this terrific resource with schools!"--Marny Helfrich, M.Ed."Inclusive Education Facilitator, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)" (07/20/2011) "Unique, ground-breaking, and much needed . . . shows the commitment Paula Kluth has to increasing the quantity and quality of inclusive experiences for students with autism spectrum disorders across all grade levels. All teacher preparation programs and school districts should make these materials part of their training on inclusive schools."--Dr. Debra Leach, Ed.D."Assistant Professor of Special Education, Winthrop University" (07/20/2011) "Finally! A DVD that not only talks about inclusion, asks the important questions related to the issues of inclusion but also SHOWS us how it is done--in the classroom and in the planning states before the classroom. . . . Paula has made facilitating these workshops fun and easy. . . a MUST HAVE in every school library, college, university, and parent resource centre."

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