Entries by Ben Zapp

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 […]

New Podcast Episode with Inclusion U Founder Christi Kasa!

In this episode, we speak to Christi Kasa, Department chair for the Department of Special Education at the University of Colorado and founder of Inclusion U. If you’re looking for ideas on how to create inclusive environments for students with disabilities, it’s a must-hear. Enjoy!

Listen to Our Latest Podcast Episode!

In this episode, we chat with Vanessa Luna, Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer of ImmSchools, about how educators can best support undocumented and DACAmented students and families. She mentions lots of great resources for educators, especially for helping these students with college access. Make sure to check them out after listening!

The Collaborative’s New Podcast is Live!

In the inaugural episode of our podcast, we sit down with Anna Reeve, literacy specialist extraordinaire. She provides plenty of practical tips for co-teachers to help differentiate supports for their struggling readers. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/883453/2779105 Love what you hear? Anna will be back on May 20, so make sure to sign up […]