Entries by Ben Zapp

NEW PODCAST! An Education Expert’s View on Supporting Students with Incarcerated Loved Ones

Hear from experienced teacher-leader, Vivett Dukes, in this week’s podcast as she shares important insights into creating supportive environments for students with incarcerated loved ones. Vivett, who is also the Founder of SpeakYaTruth.org, was one of the Collaborative’s webinar speakers this past Spring, where she elaborated on this very topic and discussed ways that educators […]

New Podcast Episode: Paul Gorski on Disrupting Deficit Ideologies

For the entire month of July, the Collaborative is highlighting the experts we partnered with this past spring. In this week’s podcast episode, we bring you Paul Gorski, founder of EdChange.org, who discusses how we must recognize and disrupt deficit ideologies if we ever hope to achieve educational equity. Enjoy! https://www.buzzsprout.com/883453/episodes/4462190 Inspired by the voices […]

New Podcast! Thinking Outside the Box for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Learn about some of the challenges and wins experienced by students with disabilities and their families, including multilingual families, during remote learning. Diana Biagioli, Family Educator at IncludeNYC, discusses this and more in the Collaborative’s latest podcast. If you know a family that needs additional support, please share IncludeNYC’s helpline number: 212-677-4660 for English / […]

NEW PODCAST: Perseverance, Community, Differentiation, and Grace in the Face of a Pandemic

Tune in to our latest podcast episode, featuring Tanicqua Pryor-Davis, Special Populations Coordinator at Explore/Excel Schools. Tanicqua shares her experiences working with students and staff, community engagement, DEI, differentiation and more, during the pandemic. For more information about the family she mentions in the episode, and how to support them, please see their social media […]

Jamila Lysicott Discusses Critical Hope in the Context of Crisis

Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at UMass Amherst and author of Black Appetite. White Food.: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom, Jamila Lyiscott, recently spoke at the Collaborative for Inclusive Education’s Annual Conference. In her timely keynote address, Jamila discussed the rich possibilities for reimagining and nourishing the future […]

New Podcast: A School Social Worker’s Perspective on Remote Student Supports

We are excited to welcome Kelsey Reeder to this week’s Collaborative for Inclusive Education podcast! In addition to being a social worker, Kelsey is the moderator for the Collaborative’s online community of practice for counselors and social workers. In this episode, Kelsey shares her perspective on family partnership and trauma-informed practice during a global pandemic. […]

New Podcast Episode on Supporting ELLs Through Online Instruction

In this podcast episode, the Collaborative welcomes Frederic Lim, the ELL Coordinator at St. Hope Academy Charter School. We chat about his approach to co-planning for ELLs during remote learning, including how to ensure rigor and engagement. If you like what you hear, make sure to check out his webinar on co-planning during remote learning, […]

New Podcast Episode on Remote Learning for Students with Disabilities

In our newest podcast episode, we speak with Kristen Ahangari, the Special Education Department Chair at Renaissance Innovation. We discuss lessons learned and pivots that her school has made during the transition to remote learning. Check out Kristen’s E-Learning Guide and compilation of Zoom tips to support students with disabilities. Do you have resources that […]

Remote Learning Resources During COVID-19

The current public health situation has raised many questions about best instructional practices for remote learning. Although we do not have state or citywide guidelines for what distance learning should look like, especially with respect to students with IEPs, we have created a webpage with resources that schools and educators might find helpful. Our COVID-19 Resource […]