SWIFT Unscripted Podcast
Assistant Superintendent Susan Hukkanen of the Butte County Office of Education discusses implementation of MTSS in rural education.
Kimberli Breen discusses with Navjyot Gill and Daryl Thiesen how youth are leaders in building a positive culture in Kern County, California.
Kimberli Breen discusses Family and Community Engagement with stakeholders in the Bakersfield City School District in Bakersfield, CA.
Kimberli Breen discusses using SWIFT-FIA to bring about continuous improvement with Lemuel Kwon and Tim Fulenwider from Bakersfield City School District in Bakersfield, California. Transcript available at: https://tinyurl.com/y96r923r
Dr. Marci Kinas-Jerome and Dr. Melissa Ainsworth discuss the importance of literacy instruction for adolescent students with significant disabilities. They also share tips and strategies for educators. Transcript available at: https://tinyurl.com/y7jqumwb
Dr. Shana Haines, assistant professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, shares what she has learned while working with educators and refugee families. She reminds us of the importance of making human connections. Transcript available at: https://tinyurl.com/y8btkpzk
Mary Wilson, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Hudson School District, talks about her experiences using SWIFT-Fidelity Implementation Tool. Transcript available at: https://bit.ly/2pIyAT8
Dr. Caryn Ward, the associate director of education and measurement for the National Implementation Research Network, discusses the role of implementation drivers in school transformation. Transcript available at: https://tinyurl.com/ycc3q7bg
In this podcast, film-maker Dan Habib interviews Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen is an Inclusive Education Consultant in New Hampshire. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2zyiIV8
Dr. Wayne Sailor, the director of SWIFT Education Center, defines equity-based MTSS and describes how SWIFT supports implementation. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2z8AByy
Dr. Julie Smith, the Director of Special Programs for the Pendleton School District, shares stories about how schools in Pendleton Oregon are working to engage students and families by embracing local cultures. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2xgN7v0
Dr. Dan Pollitt shares how his early career experience as a paraeducator in a segregated setting shaped how he later, as a special educator, worked with paraeducators to include and support students with extensive needs. Transcript available at: http://tinyurl.com/yb7zy3zl
Part 2 of 2. Tailoring education: A journey through differentiating instruction and social/behavioral instruction.
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Tailoring education: A journey through differentiating instruction and social/behavioral instruction.
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Kathleen Ellwood, principal of Irvington School in Portland, Oregon shares her experiences implementing SWIFT features. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2soKHqt
Ivonne Dibblee, Principal of Atkinson Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, shares examples of implementing SWIFT Technical Assistance Practices. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2qXuKrp
Dr. Amy McCart is the Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Technical Assistance for SWIFT. She reflects on her experiences supporting schoolwide transformation. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2okUGIB
Dr. Mary Morningstar is the director of the Transition Coalition. She shares suggestions and resources for supporting students with disabilities to achieve their post-school goals. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2nwhntz
Kimberli Breen is a Regional Facilitator Director with the SWIFT Center. She shares recommendations for engaging families in a multi-tiered system of support. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2mBeauP
Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education, shares about her own experiences and why she believes inclusive education is better for all students. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2jHnVlN
Dr. Amy Carter, Superintendent of Meridian (Mississippi) Public School District—a SWIFT partner—, shares about how educators and families in her community are collaborating to improve educational outcomes for all students. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2kBUeaJ
Barbara Buswell is PEAK Parent Center’s Executive Director. In this podcast, she shares her perspective as a parent and how she became an advocate for families of children with disabilities. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2ibqs8C
Dr. Steve Goodman is the Director of Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi). In this podcast, he discusses implementation of an integrated MTSS approach. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2h2NyR5
Dr. Rob Horner is the co-director of the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. In this podcast, he discusses how to design environments to support positive student behaviors. Transcript available at: http://tinyurl.com/zpsfwgl
Dr. Elizabeth Kozleski is the chair of the Special Education department at the University of Kansas. In this podcast, Dr. Kozleski reflects on her thoughts and experiences related to culturally responsive teaching. Transcript available at: http://tinyurl.com/zg5gqxq
JoAnne Malloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She directed a demonstration project to create transition planning and employment opportunities for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, natural supports, Education, and Work). In this podcast, she shares her insight on supporting students with challenging behaviors in inclusive settings. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/2ayMeDz
Debra Jennings, co-executive director of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, shares her insights on school-family partnerships to improve education for all students. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/295140p
Barb Trader is the executive director of TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy. In this podcast, she reflects on her past experiences and hopes for the future. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/283k1Zw
Dan Habib is the creator of award-winning documentary films on disability related topics. In this podcast, he describes some of his experiences filming in SWIFT partner schools. Transcript available at: http://bit.ly/1qacMNd
Dr. Wayne Sailor is a Professor at the University of Kansas and the director of the SWIFT Center. In part 2 of this podcast, he describes some of the obstacles associated with challenging the dominant paradigm and shares his vision for the future of education for all students. For transcript: http://bit.ly/1ZLzDeQ
Dr. Wayne Sailor is a Professor at the University of Kansas and the director of the SWIFT Center. In this podcast he shares his thoughts on inclusive education and how the SWIFT Center mission of equity based inclusion differs from traditional perceptions of disability and inclusion. For transcript: http://bit.ly/1q4phuh
Dr. Loui Lord Nelson is the author of the top selling book Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning. In this podcast she shares her thoughts about about variability, universal design for learning, and multi-tiered system of support. For transcript: http://bit.ly/1q4pePd
Dr. Andrea Mayfield from the Mississippi Department of Education shares about transformation taking place in 3 school districts to ensure all students can attend and be supported in their home area schools rather than in schools for special populations. For transcript: http://bit.ly/1S9aWTV
"Teaching the Teacher” tells the story of how one student taught his teacher some valuable lessons about the power of inclusive education. For transcript: http://bit.ly/1RBEDTd