Inclusive Education Summer Reading

Teachers of inclusive classrooms looking for some summer reading: The Inclusive Class has a list of 12 resources that teachers should know about. The list includes books, online courses, websites, and even graphic organizers and an online platform for tracking and assessment. 

Books on the list include: The Inclusion Tool Box: Strategies and Techniques for All Teachers, by Kurth and Gross; From Text Maps to Memory Caps – 100 More Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms, by Kluth and Danaher; ParaEducate, by Gross and Marquez; Esteem Builders by Borba; and Academic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms, by Downing.

Other resources on the list include the National Center on Universal Design for Learning (http://www.udlcenter.org/) and the online course “Why Inclusion Works in an Educational Setting.” (http://www.kitonline.org/inclusiveclass/) Learn Alberta’s web page designed to help teachers understand medical and disability information also appears (http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/inmdict/html/index.html), as well as this (http://atclassroom.blogspot.ca/) site about assistive technology. Digital technology for teachers can also help with inclusive lesson planning—QUIO is a platform that allows teachers to create learning maps and connect and record evidence of student learning.

Inclusion and (self-)acceptance can be supported in primary classrooms through the availability of books with gentle inclusive messages, listed here (http://adayinourshoes.com/inclusion-books-for-kids/). Graphic organizers such as those by Education Place® (http://eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/) are a must-have in any classroom.

Read the list with full descriptions of each resource here.