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 1 •Keynote and Presentations: Brisbane, Australia My Future My Life Conference 2 •Keynote and Presentation: OAASFEP Title 1 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 •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 •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 & Student Collaboration, Alberta, Canada Inclusive Education Conference •Strand Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, National ATE (Association of Teacher Educators) Conference, San Antonio •Opening Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, North Dakota Department of Education Conference •Specialty Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Transition & Social Relationships, Australia Education & 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's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

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