Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Toby Karten is an award-winning special educator, dynamic presenter, and author who is passionate in sharing her knowledge with others. She has taught students ranging from preschool to graduate level across the least restrictive continuum. Toby works with school districts across the country and internationally as a staff developer, inclusion coach and educational consultant, author and adjunct professor. Toby focuses on creative, practical solutions for helping ALL students gain not only access, but also ongoing successes in inclusive classrooms.

She is the author of PRACTICAL CO-TEACHING STRATEGIES: Increasing Students' Success in Today's Inclusive Classroom, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorships include Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom. Toby has also authored and edited numerous books and quick reference guides on the topics of co-teaching and inclusive classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Toby is very organized, knowledgeable and offered us concrete tips that are practical and easy to implement. I would recommend her for future PD's.

"I was engaged all day. Toby brings relevant examples and shares real-world strategies and resources."

"Toby's seminar focused on solutions to current or potential problems and barriers to co-teaching implementation."

"Toby presented a wonderful seminar. She inspired me and makes me feel renewed!"

"Thanks to Toby, I learned that inclusion is for all students, not just students with disabilities."

"Toby's passion to create an excellent learning environment for all students is contagious. Her ideas and resources are practical and uncomplicated."

"Thanks to Toby's seminar, I am more aware of groups I need to do reinforcement activities with and how we co-teachers can meet with all students in some form."