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"You're Going to Love This Kid!" Professional development DVD—see how real inclusive schools work! By Paula Kluth, Ph.D.

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"Dr. Kluth brings her unique combination of passion, inspiration and practical ideas to life in this exceptional resource ... [She] 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

"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 values of all students." —Jane Ryan, M.Ed., former (retired) special education administrator, Chicago Public Schools

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 Films
Beret 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.
 
Table of Contents (Facilitator's Guide)

About the Author

Introduction

How to Use this Video

Half-Day Staff Development Plan (3 hours)
Full-Day Staff Development Plan (6 hours)
Two-Day Staff Development Plan (12 hours)
Additional Ideas for Staff Development
Additional Ideas for University Courses

Guide to You 're Going to Love This Kid Video

Inclusion

Inclusive Schools
School Culture
Habits of Mind

Autism

Communication Differences
Social Differences
Repetitive/Stereotypical Movements
Fascinations
Sensory Differences

Teaching Strategies

Individualizing Objectives and Standards
Getting It Off the Page
Responding to Sensory Needs
Employing Positive Behavior Supports
Using Visuals
Creating Peer and Social Supports
Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Lessons

Phyllis O'Hara and Sheila Danaher with Bernard and Nick
Amy Hermanson with Jacob
Kendra Larmour and Kate Haskett with Gage

Guide to Speaking of Inclusion Video

Handouts and Resources for Participants

"You're Going to Love This Kid" Viewing Guide
Is Your School Inclusive? Checklist
Characteristics of Autism
Speaking of Inclusion Quick Write
End-of-Day Review
Inclusive Schooling Action Plan
What is Autism?: Web Sites Featuring the Voices of Those of the Spectrum

References

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