Think Inclusive

Conversations about inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.

BONUS: Judy Heumann’s Legacy and the Future of Disability Activism

About The Guest(s):Andy Arias: DEIA expert, national policy advisor, instructor at Georgetown University, actor, and producer.Diego Mariscal: Founder, CEO, and Chief Disabled Officer of 2Gether International, an accelerator that supports disabled entrepreneurs.Emily Ladau: Disability rights activist, author of “Demystifying Disability,” and board member of Kids Included Together.Summary: In this episode, Torrie Dunlop hosts a panel […]

Look Both Ways: Exploring Disability with Brooke Ellison

About The Guest(s): Brooke Ellison, Ph.D., is an associate professor of health policy and medical ethics at Stony Brook University. At age 11, a car accident left Brooke paralyzed from the neck down and ventilator-dependent. At 21, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in cognitive neuroscience. She received a master’s […]

Understanding Bullying: A Personal Journey and Call for Change with Kayla Taylor

About The Guest(s): Kayla Taylor is the author of the book “Canaries Among Us,” which provides a personal view into the challenges of raising a child with learning differences, bullying, and anxiety. She is passionate about raising awareness and understanding of these issues to create a more inclusive and supportive society for all children. Summary: […]

Creating a Culture of Honor in Education: An Interview with Andratesha Fritzgerald

About The Guest(s): Andratesha Fritzgerald is the founder and lead consultant of Building Blocks of Brilliance Educational Consulting Firm. As an international speaker, Fritzgerald exhibits an audacious perseverance that calls organizations to evolve into inclusive antiracist safe zones for all learners. With over twenty years in education, she has served as a teacher, curriculum specialist, […]

The 5 Ps of Inclusive Education with Dr. Shelley Moore

About The Guest(s): Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker, and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations around the world, in supporting and promoting equity for all learners. Her first book, “One Without the Other” is a best […]

BONUS: Exploring the Potential and Ethical Implications of AI in Education

About The Guest(s): Michael Boll is a technology coach and educator who specializes in AI and its applications in education. He has a background in technology and has been providing professional learning experiences for educators on AI. Summary: Michael Boll discusses the misconceptions about AI in education and how it can be used to benefit […]

BONUS: Building Inclusive Classroom Tools: A Conversation with Tany Holzworth

About The Guest(s): Tany Holzworth is a content designer for inclusive classroom tools at Microsoft. With a background in education and a passion for inclusion, Tany has worked to create tools and programs that support diverse learners and promote accessibility. Summary: Tany Holzworth, a content designer for inclusive classroom tools at Microsoft, shares her journey […]

Carolyn Teigland and Carol Quirk | MCIE Partners with School Districts to Promote Inclusion and Equity

About The Guest(s) Carolyn is the CEO of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE). She previously served as the Associate Superintendent for Cecil County Public Schools and has extensive experience in promoting inclusive education.  Carol is one of the founders and former CEO of MCIE, having transitioned to Director of Special Projects in 2023. […]

BONUS: Using AI to Support Learners with Disabilities in the Classroom

About The Guest DJ Nicholson is an experienced educator and advocate for inclusive education. She has a background in special education and has worked with students with disabilities for many years. DJ is passionate about finding innovative ways to support learners with disabilities and believes that technology, including AI, can play a crucial role in […]

Luvy Jenkins | Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT)

Education Manager Discusses Importance of Inclusion in Schools About The Guest(s) Luvy Jenkins is the Education Manager and Medical Outreach Manager at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT). With a background in special education, Louie is passionate about promoting inclusion and providing resources and support to educators and families of children with Down […]
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