Patrick Schwarz

Title:

Professor, Teacher Preparation, Diversity in Learning & Teaching Program

Programs/Classes Taught:

Differentiation and Universal Design
Collaborative and Consultative Teaming and Teaching
Social Emotional Supports
Individualized Curriculum and Instruction
Frameworks and Perspectives
Introduction to Students with Special Education Needs
Inclusive Education Workshops
Universal Design and Differentiation Workshops
Collaboration and Co-Teaching Workshops
Positive Behavior Supports Workshops and Transition Workshops

Areas of Expertise:

School and Community Inclusive Education Universal Design, Differentiation, Curricular Adaptations and Inclusive Curricular Design Innovative and Transformational Leadership Collaboration and Co-Teaching Positive Behavior Supports Transition Austism Students with Significant Challenges Student Fascination and Interest Areas Professional Mission My professional mission is to promote education and human services that advance the status of people of all ages with diverse support needs. This will enable individuals to successfully be engaged, find meaning and be respected members of their learning, working and living communities.

Biography:

Dr. Patrick Schwarz is a dynamic and engaging professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education (Inclusive Education, Special Education, General Education, Educational Leadership) and Human Services. He is the author of From Disability to Possibility, You’re Welcome (with Paula Kluth), Just Give Him the Whale (with Paula Kluth) and Pedro’s Whale (with Paula Kluth). His new book is From Possibility to Success. Selected Publications Schwarz, P. (2013). From Possibility to Success: Achieving Positive Student Outcomes in Inclusive Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (2013). You’re Welcome. Reformatted and Republished. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (Forthcoming). We’re Turning Around Now! 101 Non-Medication Coping and Support Strategies For Students With Autism, Asperger and AD/HD Attributes. Kluth, P. & Schwarz, P. (2010). Pedro’s Whale. (Children's Book). Baltimore: Brookes. Kluth, P. and Schwarz, P. (2008). Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism. Baltimore: Brookes. Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Promoting Peaceful Schools Through Positive Behavior Supports. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Collaboration. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Differentiated Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Schwarz, P. (February, 2007). Special Education: A Service, Not a Sentence. In: Educational Leadership: Alexandria, Virginia. Schwarz, P. (2006). From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Education:

Ph.D. in Special Education and Educational Leadership, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S. in Special Education and Educational Leadership, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. in Behavioral Disabilities and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research and Interests:

Selected Presentations

2015
Keynote and Presentations: Queensland, Australia My Future My Life Conference
Keynote and Presentations: Brisbane, Australia My Future My Life Conference
Keynote and Presentation: OAASFEP Title Federal Spring Conference
Keynote and Presentations: Minnesota Autism Conference
Keynote and Presentations: New Jersey Coalition for Inclusion Conference
Keynote and Presentations: Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Conference
Keynote and Presentations: Illinois StarNET Conference
Keynote and Presentation: Chicago Public Schools Spring Inclusive Education Conference
Keynote and Presentation: Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Regional Conference

2014
Keynote and Presentations: From Possibility to Success, New Zealand Imagine Better Conference.br/> Keynote and Presentation: Transition Best Practices, Australia Imagine More Conference
Keynote and Presentation: From Possibility to Success, Bermuda Ministry of Education and Learning Disabilities Association Conference>br/> Keynote and Presentation: From Possibility to Success, Florida Providing Austim Support Conference
Full Day Workshop: Inclusive Education, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
Presentations: From Possibility to Success, OAASFEP Title I Federal Spring Conference, Columbus
Keynote and Presentation, From Possibility to Success, Autism Society of Baltimore

2013
Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, National Inclusion Works Conference, Austin
Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State Family Advocacy Conference, Wyoming
Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State of Indiana Inclusive Education Conference
Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State of New Mexico Family Empowerment Conference
Opening Keynote and Presentation: Just Give Him the Whale, Wisconsin Autism Conference
Presentations: Universal Design, Differentiation and Student Accommodations, Illinois Includes Conference
Keynote, Presentation and Media Interview: Successful Inclusive Education, Minnesota Governor's Council
Opening Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, South Carolina Department of Education Conference
Opening Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, Texas Inclusive Education Conference
Opening Keynote and Presentations: Just Give Him the Whale, Pennsylvania Department of Education Regional Conference

2012
Opening Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, National Inclusion Works Conference, Austin
Opening Keynote and Presentations: Successful Collaboration, Inclusive Education, Pensylvania Department of Education Conference
Opening Keynotes and Presentations: Virgin Islands Department of Education Summer Institute and Family Conferences
Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, Universal Design for Learning and Student Collaboration, Alberta, Canada Inclusive Education Conference
Strand Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, National ATE (Association of Teacher Educators) Conference, San Antonio,br/> Opening Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, North Dakota Department of Education Conference
Specialty Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Transition and Social Relationships, Australia Education and Family Conference
Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Just Give Him the Whale, Universal Design, Knowing Autism Conference, Wisconsin
Full Day Workshop: Universal Design for Learning,Differentiated Instruction, National PEAK Conference, Denver
Specialty Presentations: Just Give Him the Whale, Successful Social Relationships, National Accessibility Summit, Washington, D.C.
Special Strand Presentation: A Friend Indeed, Delaware State Inclusion Conference

2011
Keynote and Presentation: You're Welcome, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, National Inclusion Conference sponsored by PEAK, Denver
Keynote and Presentation: Just Give Him the Whale, Positive Classroom Supports, Autism Society of America, Atlanta
Keynote and Presentations: From Possibility to Success, Inclusion Institute for School Leaders, Syracuse
Keynote and Presentation: Promising Practice in Transition, National Transition Conference, New Orleans
Keynote and Presentations: Inclusive Education Conference for Professionals and Families, Pasadena
Presentations: Universal Design for Learning, Inclusion Institute with Villa, Thousand, Kunc, Fisher and Buswell, San Diego
Presentations: Universal Design for Learning, Collaboration, Just Give Him the Whale,Transition, U.S. Department of Education, Virgin Islands

2010
Keynote and Presentations: From Disability To Possibility, San Diego Inclusion Institute with Villa, Thousand, Kunc, Fisher and Buswell
Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, OFG, New York
Keynote and Presentation: Universal Design, South Carolina Autism Society, CEC
Keynote and Presentations: Just Give Him the Whale, Families Helping Families, Louisiana
Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Wisconsin Inclusion Institute
Keynotes: From Disability to Possibility: North Dakota Inclusion Symposium
Selected Work in Schools and the Community
Inclusive Education Presenter and Consultant, Chicago Public Schools
Consultant and Presenter, International/National Partners in Policymaking
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Teton County Public Schools, Wyoming
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Bloomingdale Public Schools, Illinois
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Glendale Heights Public Schools, Illinois
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Des Plaines Public Schools, Illinois
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, North Berwyn Public Schools, Illinois
Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Sauk City Public Schools, Wisconsin

Selected International Experience
Presenter, Wellington, New Zealand Transition Conference
Presenter, Sydney, Australia Inclusive Education Conference
Presenter, Cordoba, Argentina Inclusive Education Conference•Presenter, Parramatta, Australia Inclusive Education Conference
Presenter, Bermuda Inclusive Education Conference
Presenter, Wiesbaden, Germany Education Conference
Presenter, Brisbane, Australia Transition Conference
Presenter, Queensland, Australia Transition Conference
Presenter, Toronto, Canada Inclusive Education Conference

Contact Information:

Address:

Dr. Patrick Schwarz

National Louis University

5202 Old Orchard Road

Skokie, IL  60077

 

Email:

pschwarz@nl.edu

 

Phone: 

224 233 2596

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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