Resource Teachers

A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning
by Jennifer Katz

Grade: for all teachers
SKU: 978-1-55379-501-8 Categories: ,


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In Resource Teachers, Dr. Jennifer Katz describes the fundamental shift in the role of resource teachers and classroom teachers in inclusive classrooms that use the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (outlined in her previous book, Teaching to Diversity). Dr. Katz discusses practical and innovative ways resource teachers can partner with classroom teachers to create inclusive learning communities – by co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing instruction. In this book, Dr. Katz

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  • uses an authentic assessment method, and builds learning profiles on students who are struggling.
  • discusses consulting skills needed to bring reluctant colleagues into the change process.
  • presents case studies and actual student examples that model a new process for assessing student learning and behaviour, and for developing IEPs and interventions in universally designed, inclusive ways.
  • stresses the importance of putting less emphasis on traditional practices of pull-out remediation and modified programming and more emphasis on supporting students within the inclusive classroom.
  • creates compassionate learning communities through coaching, consulting, and collaborating with classroom teachers on inclusive instructional best practices, and redesigning IEPs and service delivery models.

Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) model, Dr. Katz shares knowledge and skills necessary for resource teachers to provide the kind of support that all students require to be socially and academically successful.

Winner of the Exceptionality Education International Book Award

The eBook is available in pdf format.



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