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 high school across the least restrictive continuum. Toby works with school districts across the country and internationally as a staff developer, inclusion coach and educational consultant in helping educators enhance the in-person and online learning success of students with special needs. Toby focuses on creative, practical solutions for helping ALL students gain not only access, but also ongoing successes in inclusion classrooms as well as in online and hybrid learning environments. She is the author of Strengthening Instruction for Students With Special Needs: Best Technology Tools, Strategies and Resources, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorships include Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs and 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 inclusion classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“I took away great ideas and some fantastic tools! The day flew by!”
Ann Marie Flynn, Special Ed. Teacher

“Toby presented the best seminar I have ever taken.”
Christie Warner, Teacher

Toby is an amazing instructor and provides a wealth of information that is easy to understand that will be so helpful going into the school year. I'm am ready to start with my toolbox full!”
Angela Bartelli, Special Ed. Teacher

“This was an amazing seminar! I truly enjoyed Toby's respectful, knowledgeable style. So many great resources and reminders. Most tools and ideas will be immediately useful and applicable to what I do.”
Erica Pallatroni, Special Ed. Teacher

“Wonderful seminar! Toby is fantastic! Her engagement techniques for an online seminar will enhance instruction for students.”
Kelly Crawford, Special Ed. Administrator

Toby is well prepared with great tools and resources we can use right away.”
Tina Rouvilis, ELL Teacher

Toby is so positive and insightful. I feel empowered with all of the helpful tools and strategies she shared.”
Hope McCarthy, Special Education Teacher

“Toby presents a great seminar. She shared many helpful resources that I am excited to use when I return to my classroom.”
Tara Billings, Special Ed. Teacher

“I really appreciated Toby's engaging ‘can do' attitude.”
Mia Smith, Special Ed. Teacher

“The content of Toby's seminar is incredibly useful.”
Brad Rui, Special Ed. Administrator