Toby J. Karten

Toby J. Karten

Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has worked in the field of special education since 1976. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion consultant in New York, New Jersey, and Texas schools and in many other districts nationally and globally for students and educators in grades preK–12 and beyond.

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Toby J. Karten

Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has worked in the field of special education since 1976. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at Monmouth University and the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with The College of New Jersey, and LaSalle University. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion consultant in New York, New Jersey, and Texas schools and in many other districts nationally and globally for students and educators in grades preK–12 and beyond.

In addition to her roles as an inclusion coach, student and family advocate, professional developer, mentor, and resource teacher, Toby designed graduate courses titled Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and disABILITY Awareness and Strategies for a Spectrum of Learners. Toby has trained other instructors in three states to teach her courses. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two Teacher of the Year awards.

Toby has authored several books and resources about inclusion practices, which are currently used for instruction on many college and university campuses and in schools throughout the world.

She earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College.

Presentation titles by Toby J. Karten

  • Facilitating Inclusion: Collaborative Coaching Strategies and Interventions
  • Navigating the Core Curriculum: RTI Strategies That Support Every Learner
  • Planning for Inclusion Successes: Connecting the Common Core State Standards to the Students (K–5) (6–8) (9–12)
  • Embracing disABILITIES in Inclusive Environments
  • Inclusion Lesson Plan Designs
  • Inclusion Strategies, Interventions, Collaborations, and Supports
  • Inclusion Strategies for Adolescent Learners
  • Differentiation of Instruction: Elementary and Secondary Levels
  • Literacy and Math Skills in Inclusion Classrooms
  • Developing Collaborative Inclusion Practices
  • Co-Teaching With Successes for Students and Staff
  • Schools and Families as Inclusion Partners
  • Inclusion: A Way of Life
  • Technology: An Inclusive Educator's Friend
  • Connecting the Common Core State Standards to Students with Exceptionalities
  • Translating the Research into Inclusive Classrooms
  • Learners with Dyslexia and Other Reading Differences
  • Literacy Approaches for Students with Reading and Attention Differences in Your Inclusive Classroom

“I was extremely pleased with the workshop. All of the outcomes for the district were met. I was very impressed with how Toby made the presentation relevant for our specific needs. At the end of the two days, Toby helped set a positive tone for the beginning of the school year. I highly recommend Toby as a trainer!”

—Linette Hodson, assistant superintendent, Keppel Union School District, California