Dr. Richard Villa's Curriculum Vitae
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EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1982-1985, Ed.D., Educational Administration
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1981-1984, C.A.S., Administration & Planning/Interactive Leadership
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1979-1980, M.Ed., Special Education William Paterson College of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ., 1970-1974, B.A., Science Education K-12

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2012 to present

Trainer and Consultant for State Personnel Development Grant; Kansas State Department of Education, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services, Topeka, KS.

March 1997 to present
President Bayridge Consortium, Inc. San Diego, CA.

April 2007 to June 2009
LRE Consultant to Pennsylvania State Department of Education

March 2002 -- June 2006
Least Restrictive Environment Consultant to the New Mexico Professional Education Department's Five-Year Federally Funded State Improvement Grant

March 2001
Visiting Fellow, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom

July 2000 to 2012
Adjunct Professor, California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, CA.

March 2000
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Research and International Collaboration Hong Kong Institute for Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

January 2000-February 2001
Consultant, Consultancy Study on the Multiplicity of Handicaps Among Students of Aided Special Schools, Practical Schools, and Skills Opportunity Schools, Centre for Research and International Collaboration, Hong Kong Institute for Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

October 1996 to September, 2001
Least Restrictive Environment Consultant, Chanda Smith v. Los Angeles Unified School District Consent Decree, Los Angeles, CA

Fall 1997 to Spring 1998
Distinguished Scholar, Plymouth State College of the University System of New Hampshire, Plymouth, NH.

September 1993 to March 1997
President, Bayridge Educational Consortium, Colchester, VT.

September 1993 to May 1994
Adjunct Professor, College of Education, Trinity College, Burlington, VT.

July 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and August, 1999
Visiting Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

August 1989 to July 1993
Director of Instructional Services, Winooski School District, Winooski, VT.

December 1983 through August 1989
Pupil Personnel Services Director, Winooski School District, Winooski, VT.

March 1986 through May 1986
Acting Principal, Winooski High School, Winooski, VT.

July 1983 through December 1983
Special Education Coordinator, Winooski School District, Winooski, VT.

September 1981 to September 1996
Adjunct Professor, Department of Special Education, Social Work, and Social Services, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

September 1980 to June 1983
Consulting Teacher/Learning Specialist, Milton School District, Milton, VT.

September 1979 to June 1980
Consulting Teacher Intern, Burlington School District, Burlington, VT.

September 1977 to June 1979
Science Teacher (Grades 7-8), Manasquan Elementary School, Manasquan, NJ.

September 1974 to June 1977 (part-time)
Basic Skills Instructor, Walter T. Bergen School, Bloomingdale, NJ.

EDITORSHIPS/PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND VIDEOS

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2013). A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning (3rd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press. . (800) 818-7243

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2011). RTI: Co-Teaching and Differentiated Instruction.. National Professional Resources. (800) 453-7461

Thousand, J. S., Villa, R. A., & Nevin, A. I. (2010). "Facilitator's guide to Collaborating with Students in Instruction and Decision Making multimedia kit for professional development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. (Joint Authorship)

Villa, R. A., Thousand, J. S., & Nevin, A. I. (2010). Collaborating with Students in Instruction and Decision Making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. (Joint Authorship)

Nevin, A., Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2009). A guide to co-teaching with paraeducators: Practical tips for K-12 educators. Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. (Joint Authorship)

Villa, R. A., Thousand, J. S., & Nevin, A. I. (2008). Facilitator's guide to co-teaching with the Co-teaching multimedia kit for professional development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. (Joint Authorship)

Villa, R. A., Thousand, J. S., & Nevin, A. I. (2008). A guide to co-teaching: Practical tips for facilitating student learning. (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. (Joint Authorship)

Thousand, J., Villa R., & Nevin, A.I. (2007). Differentiating instruction: Collaborative planning and teaching for universally designed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc..

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (2007). Facilitator's guide to differentiated instruction with the differentiated instruction Multimedia Kit for Professional Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2005). Creating an inclusive school. (2nd ed.), Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2004). A guide to co-teaching: Practical tips for facilitating student learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (2002). Creativity and collaborative learning: A practical guide to empowering students, teachers, and families. (2nd ed.), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2000). Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together. (2nd ed.), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., Stone, B., & Stone, J. A history of the Vermont-Honduras partners of the Americas. Burlington, VT. The Vermont-Honduras Partners of the Americas.

Graff, W., Lambert, G., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (Producers), & Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Lambert, G. (Editors).  (1992). Student collaboration: An essential for curriculum delivery in the 21st century. [Videotape].  Winooski School District, Winooski, VT and Statewide Systems Support Project, Center for Developmental Disabilities, 499C Waterman Bldg., University of Vermont, Burlington.  (Video).

Graff, W., Lambert, G., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (Producers), & Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Lambert, G. (Editors).  (1992). Peer power:  Collaborating to meet the needs of a diverse student population. [Videotape].  Winooski School District, Winooski, VT and Statewide Systems Support Project, Center for Developmental Disabilities, 499C Waterman Bldg., University of Vermont, Burlington.  (Video).

EDITORIAL BOARDS

June 2004 to present

Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Whole Schooling (This is a referred on-line journal associated with the Whole Schooling Consortium based at Wayne State University, MI. http://www.wholeschooling.net/Journal_of_Whole_Schooling/IJWSIndex.html

June 1996-present
Reaching our youth: The community circle of caring journal. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service.
 

 

SELECTED SAMPLE OF REFERENCED PUBLICATIONS


PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Refereed Journals   

In press or published

Nevin, A. I., Thousand, J.S., Villa, R.A. (2009).  Collaborative teaching for teacher educators?  Teaching and Teacher Education:  An International Journal of Research and Studies.  25(4), 569-574.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. 2006 The many faces of collaborative planning and teaching. Theory into Practice. 45(3), 239-248.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Nevin, A., & Liston, A. (2005). Successful inclusive practices in middle and secondary schools. American Secondary Education Journal. 33(1), 33-50.

Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J .S. (2003). Making inclusive education work. Educational Leadership, 61(2), 19-23.

Villa, R.A., Tac, L.V., Muc P.M., Ryan, S., Thuy, N.T.M., Weill, C., & Thousand J.S. (2003). Inclusion in Viet Nam: A decade of implementation.  Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. 28(1), 23-32,

Kluth, P., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (Dec. 2001/Jan 2002) 'Our school doesn't offer inclusion' and other legal blunders. Educational Leadership, 59 (4), 24 - 27.

Diaz-Greenberg, R. Thousand, J., Villa, R., Nevin, A. & McNeil, M. (2000). Uniting critical pedagogy and inclusive education for social transformation. In D. Fisher, K. Craig, & B. Buzwell (Eds.), 1999 TASH Conference Yearbook - "TASH 2000: Our Turn Now," (pp. 56-61). Baltimore, MD: The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH).

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1999). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse learning needs of all students in shared general education environments.  Special Services in the School, 15(1/2), 73-108.  Binghampton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Simultaneously published as: Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1999). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse learning needs of all students in shared general education environments. Special Services in the School, 15(1/2), 73 - 108.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A., (1999). 8 Habits of Highly Effective Collaborators. Missouri Educational Leadership, 9 (2), 24-29.

Thousand, J., Rosenberg, R., Bishop, K., & Villa, R. (1997). The evolution of secondary inclusion. Remedial and Special Education, 18 (5), 270-284.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (1997). When parents and educators meet. Exceptional Parent (On-line). Available: http://www.familyeducation.com/specialneeds/education.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Meyers, H., & Nevin, A. (1996). Teacher and administrator perceptions of heterogeneous education. Exceptional Children, 63 (1), 29-45.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Nevin, A., & Malgeri, C. (1996). Instilling collaboration for inclusive schooling as a way of doing business in public schools. Remedial and Special Education, 17 (3), 169-181.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Chapple, J. (1996). Preparing teachers to support inclusion: Preservice and inservice programs. Theory Into Practice, 35 (1), 42-50.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1995). Inclusion: Alive and well in the Green Mountain State. Phi Delta Kappan, 77 (4), 288-297.

Nevin, A., Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1993). Establishing collaborative ethics and practices. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 4, 293-304.

Nevin, A., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1992). An invitation to invent the extraordinary: A response to Morsink. Remedial and Special Education, 13 (6), 44-46.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1992). How one district integrated special and general education. Educational Leadership, 50 (2), 39-41.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1991). A futuristic view of the REI: A response to Jenkins, Pious, and Jewell. Exceptional Children, 57, 556-562.

Williams, W., Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Fox, W. (1990). Is regular class placement really the issue? A response to Brown, Long, Udvari-Solner, Schwartz, Van Denventer, Ahlgren, Johnson, Grunewald, & Jorgensen. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 14, 333-334.

Thousand, J. & Villa, R. (1990).  Accommodating for greater student variance in local schools.  B.C. Journal of Special Education. 14, 233-240.

Villa, R. (1989). Model public school inservice programs: Do they exist? Teacher Education and Special Education, 12, 173-176.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1988).  Enhancing success in heterogeneous classrooms and schools:  The power of partnerships.  Teacher Education and Special Education. 11, 144-154.

Refereed Papers Presented at International Conferences

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2011, July).  (Keynote) Restructuring for caring and effective education.  International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference. Windhoek, Namibia.

Thousand, J. & Villa, R. (2011, July).  Differentiating instruction in mixed-ability classrooms.  International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference. Windhoek, Namibia.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2011, July).  Collaborating with students in instruction and decision-making:  The untapped and always available resource.   International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference. Windhoek, Namibia.

Thousand J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (2004, October). Documented impact of co-teaching: Implications for teacher educators. The 29th Conference of the Association of Teacher Education in Europe, Agrigento, Sicily.

Villa, R. (1999, October). Student Empowerment and Advocacy in the United States. International Conference, The Joy of Living: A Meeting of Persons with Down Syndrome, Their Families, and Professionals, Jerusalem, Israel.

Villa, R. (1997, September). Keynote: Democratization of education: A global perspective and call for action. K97 International Conference On Human Rights for Persons with Mental Handicaps. Prague, Czech Republic.

Thousand, J., Villa R., & Murphy, P. (1988, June). Homecoming: A model for educating all students within their own local schools. International Conference on Special Education, Beijing, China.

Refereed Papers Presented at National Conferences

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Kurth. J., Gross, M., Cole, A., Land, L., Taub, D., Aparna, J., & Buchinsky, A. (2012, December) Post-Conference Workshop:  The keys to making inclusion work. 2012 National TASH Conference.  Long Beach, CA.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J.  (2012, December) Poster Session: Collaborating with students in instruction and decision making: the untapped resource.  2012 National TASH Conference. Long Beach, CA.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2008, January).  Co-teaching for differentiated instruction. Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2005, November) Co-teaching: Practical strategies for facilitating student learning. 2005 TASH Conference: The Heart of TASH - 30 years and Still Beating Strong, Milwaukee, WI.

Villa, R., Martinez, S., Keefe, L., Garcia, R., Hendrix, B., & Gallegos, A. (2005, November). New Mexico's LRE Initiative: A collaboratively developed and implemented systems change plan. 2005 TASH Conference: The Heart of TASH - 30 years and Still Beating Strong, Milwaukee, WI.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2005, April). Ticketed Session: Co-teaching: Practical strategies for facilitating student learning. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Diaz-Greenberg, R., Thousand, J., Villa, R., & McNeil, M. (1999, December) Uniting critical pedagogy and inclusive education for social transformation. TASH Conference, Chicago, IL.

Norman, K., Thousand, J., Kurtz, P., & Villa, R.  (1999, November).  Achieving inclusion in K-12 science classes:  Adapting instruction for students with disabilities and other language and learning differences. National Association for Multicultural Education 9th Annual International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Norman, K., Thousand, J., Kurtz, P., & Villa, R. (1999, October).  Equity and inclusion in science teaching.  California Science Teachers Association, Huntington Beach, CA.

Villa, R., Tac, L. V. Befring, E., & Thousand, J. (1998, December). Inclusion in Scandinavia, Vietnam & the U.S.: Commonalties & Differences. TASH Conference, Seattle, WA.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (1996, March). The Inclusion Puzzle: Fitting the Curriculum, Instructional, and Organizational Change Pieces Together (4 hr. Action Lab) and Preservice and Inservice Personnel Preparation to Support the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms (General Assembly). Fifty-first Annual Convention of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum and Development, New Orleans, LA.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., Meyers, H., & Nevin, A. (1994, April). The heterogeneous education teacher survey: A retrospective analysis of heterogeneous (full inclusion) education. American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Mellencamp, A., Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1993, February). Inclusionary education: Is it good for kids? Pacific Coast Research Conference, Redondo Beach, CA.

Thousand, J., Padilla, S., & Villa, R. (1992, November). Partners of the Americas: An example of international collaboration to develop heterogeneous educational policy and practice. Nineteenth Annual Conference of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, San Francisco, CA.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1992, April). Restructuring for diversity. Forty-seventh Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, New Orleans, LA.

Weintraub, F., Villa, R., Holmes, D., & McGlammory, R. (1987, April). Effective cooperation between public and private schools in meeting legal and professional responsibilities for the education of children with disabilities. Sixty-Fifth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Chicago, IL.

On-Line Presentations

Thousand, J.S., Villa, R.A, & Nevin, A. (1997, May). When parents and educators meet. Available: http//www.familyeducation.com/specialneeds/education.htm 

 

SELECTED SAMPLE OF INVITED NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Invited Journal Publications   

 

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Nevin, A. (2011, Spring).  “Collaborating with students in instruction and decision making” , The untapped and always available resource.  SEEN, 13(1), [A journal of the Southeast Education Network, accessible at www.seenmagazine.us].

Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. S. (2007, March) Why inclusion? Why bringing
special education and general education students together is a good thing.
Virginia Journal of Education, 11-14. [A publication of the Virginia Education
Association/NEA]

Villa, R.., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (1999). The eight habits of highly effective collaborators: Strengthening the teaching profession from within. Missouri Educational Leadership, 9(2), 24-29.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (1998). Meeting across the divide: Effective parent-professional collaboration. The High School Magazine, 5(3), 22-25.

Villa, R. (1997). Democratization of education: A global perspective and call for action. International Conference K97 Human Rights for Persons with Mental Handicaps Prague, Czech Republic: Collection of Papers, 56-70.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (1997). Including all the experts: Effective collaborations for student success. Reaching Today's Youth, 1 (3), 13-17.

Villa, R. (1994). Actualizing the zero reject philosophy. Beyond Behavior, 5 (3), 11-13.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1990). Strategies for educating learners with severe handicaps within their local home schools and communities. Focus on Exceptional Children, 23 (3), 1-25.

Invited Book Chapters   

Villa, R., (2013).  Forward in J. Causton & G. Theoharis (Eds.). The Principal’s Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools.  Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2012).  Creating and sustaining inclusive schools. In C. Boyle & K. Topping (Eds). What works in inclusion? (pp. 110-124). Berkshire, England:  Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Villa, R. A., Thousand, J. S., & Nevin, A. I. (2011).  What is co-teaching?  In T. J. Karten (Ed.)  Inclusive practices (pp. 105-112).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Nevin, A. I., Thousand, J. S., & Villa, R. A. (2011).  Working with coauthors.  In T. S. Rocco & T. Hatcher (Eds.)  The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing (pp.274-292).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Villa, R. A. & Thousand, J. S. (2010).  Lessons learned from more than 20 years of research and practice in developing and sustaining inclusive education in developed and developing nations.  In K. F. Sin, L. H. M. Hui, & L. C. Chui (Eds.) Inclusive education strategies:  Rationale (pp. 299-321).  Hong Kong:  China Education and Research and Quality Printing. (Published in Chinese).

Thousand, J. S., Nevin, A. I., & Villa, R. A. (2006). Collaborative teaching; Critique of the scientific evidence. In L. Florian (Ed.), Handbook of special education, 417 – 428. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2006). Crafting caring and effective secondary schools - Altering the traditional paradigm. In M.D Baldwin, & Keating, J.F. (Eds.), Preparing dynamic teachers for the challenges of secondary schools.(pp. vii-ix). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill, Prentice Hall.

Villa, R., Falvey, M., & Schrag, J., (2003). Systems change in Los Angeles, the city of angels. In D. Fisher & N. Frey (Eds.). (pp. 245-262). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2003). Inclusion: Educating students with Down Syndrome with their non-disabled peers. New York: National Down Syndrome Society. (available from the NDSS Inclusive Education Resource List--http://www.ndss.org/ndssmedia/pdf/inclusion.pdf

Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. S. (2003). Lessons learned from more than 20 years of research and practice in developing and sustaining inclusive education in developed and developing nations. In M.L.H.Hui, C. Robin Dowson, & M. Gonzles Moont (Eds.), Inclusive education in the new millennium (pp. 255-276). Hong Kong & Macau: Education Convergence and The Association for Childhood Education International.


Thousand, J., with Villa, R., Zehnder, S, Termath, T., Zeisler, C., Welsh, L., Sharp, G, & McDaniel, J. (2002). Rincon Middle School - An example of systematic change for inclusive schooling . In M. Peterson & M. Hittie (Eds.), Inclusive teaching; Effective schooling for all children, pp. 384 - 385. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Udvari-Solner, A., Villa, R.A., & Thousand, J. S. (2002). Access to the general education curriculum for all: The universal design process. In J.S. Thousand, R. A. Villa, & A. I. Nevin (Eds.), Creativity and collaborative learning: The Practical guide to empowering students, teachers and families (2nd ed., pp. 85 - 103). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R. A., Udis, J., & Thousand, J. S. (2002). Supporting students with troubling behavior. In J.S. Thousand, R. A. Villa, & A. I. Nevin (Eds.), Creativity and collaborative learning: The Practical guide to empowering students, teachers and families (2nd ed., pp. 135 - 156). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Nevin, A. I., Thousand, J. S., & Villa, R. A. (2002). Creativity. In J.S. Thousand, R. A. Villa, & A. I. Nevin (Eds.), Creativity and collaborative learning: The Practical guide to empowering students, teachers and families (2nd ed., pp. 267 - 270). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. S. (2002). One divided by two or more: Redefining the role of a cooperative education team. In J.S. Thousand, R. A. Villa, & A. I. Nevin (Eds.), Creativity and collaborative learning: The Practical guide to empowering students, teachers and families (2nd ed., pp. 303 - 322). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Nevin, A. I., Thousand, J. S., & Villa, R. A. (2002). Cooperative group lesson plans. In J.S. Thousand, R. A. Villa, & A. I. Nevin (Eds.), Creativity and collaborative learning: The Practical guide to empowering students, teachers and families (2nd ed., pp. 325 - 378). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2002). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse learning needs of all students in shared general education environments. In W.I. Cohen, L. Nadel, & M.E. Madnick (Eds.), Down Syndrome: Visions of the 21st Century (pp. 339-356). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2000). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse learning needs of all students in shared general education environments. In S. I. Pfeifer & L. A. Reedy (Eds.), Inclusion practices with special needs students: Theory, research, and application, (pp. 73 - 108). New York: The Haworth Press, Inc. .

Simultaneously published as: Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1999). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse learning needs of all students in shared general education environments. Special Services in the School, 15(1/2), 73 - 108.

Knoster, T., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2000). A framework for thinking about systems change. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.), Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.), (pp. 93 - 128). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2000). Collaborative teaming: A powerful tool in school restructuring. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.), Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.), (pp. 254 - 291). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Chapple, J. (2000). Preparing educators to implement inclusive practices. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.), Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.), (pp. 531 - 557). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2000). Reflection; Closing the circle. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.), Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.), (p. 626). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2000). Inclusion: Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse academic and social learning of all students in shared environments and experiences. In W. Cohen, L. Nadel, & M. Madnick (Eds.). Down Syndrome: Visions of the 21st. Century. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2000). Setting the context: History of and rationales for inclusive schooling. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.) Restructuring for caring and effective education: piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.) (pp.7-37) Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Schaffner, C.B., Buswell, B., Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1999). Teams: Collaboration connects students. In B. Buswell, C. B. Schaffner, & A. Seyler (Eds.) Opening doors: Connecting students to curriculum, classmates, and learning (2nd ed.) (pp.9-12) Colorado Springs, CO: PEAK Parent Center, Inc.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (1996, April). Collaboration. In National Council on Disabilities (Eds.), Improving the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Making schools work for all of America's children (565-601). Washington, DC: National Council on Disabilities. .

Thousand, J., Villa, R., Paolucci-Whitcomb, P., & Nevin, A. (1996). A rationale and vision for collaborative consultation. In W. Stainback & S. Stainback (Eds.). Controversial issues confronting special education: Divergent perspectives (2nd ed.) (pp. 205-218). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1996). Student collaboration: An essential for curriculum delivery in the 21st century. In W. Stainback & S. Stainback (Eds.). Inclusion: A guide for educators (pp. 171-191). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Falvey, M. (1995). Introduction. In M. Falvey (Ed.), Inclusive and heterogeneous schooling: Assessment, curriculum, and instruction (pp. 1-50). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (1995).  The rationales for creating inclusive schools. In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.).  Creating an inclusive school (pp. 28-44).  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Thousand, J. & Villa, R. (1995).  Managing complex change toward inclusive schooling.  In R. Villa & J. Thousand (Eds.). Creating an inclusive school (pp. 51-79).  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J., & Rosenberg, R. (1995). Creating heterogeneous schools: A systems change perspective. In M. Falvey (Ed.), Inclusive and heterogeneous schooling: Assessment, curriculum, and instruction (pp. 395-414). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

McNeil, M., Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1995). Enhancing special education teacher education in Honduras: An international cooperation model. In A. Artiles & D. Hallahan (Eds.), Special education in Latin America (pp. 209-230). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Groups.

Thousand, J., Nevin, A., & Villa, R. (1995). Collaboration. In A. Turnbull & R. Turnbull (Eds.), Review of special education outcomes and efficacy for IDEA reauthorization. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1993). Strategies for educating learners with severe disabilities within their home school and communities. In E. Meyen, G. Vergason, & R. Whelan (Eds.), Challenges facing special education. Denver, CO: Love Publishing Co. .

Thousand, J., Villa, R., Paolucci-Whitcomb, P., & Nevin, A. (1992). A rationale for collaborative consultation. In W. Stainback & S. Stainback (Eds.), Controversial issues confronting special education: Divergent perspectives (pp. 223-232). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1991). Accommodating for greater student variance. In Ainscow, M. (Ed.), Effective schools for all (pp. 161-180). London: Fulton of London.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1990). Sharing expertise and responsibilities through teaching teams. In W. Stainback & S. Stainback (Eds.), Support networks for inclusive schooling: Integrated interdependent education (pp. 151-166). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1990). Administrative supports to promote inclusive schooling. In W. Stainback & S. Stainback (Eds.), Support networks for inclusive schooling: Integrated interdependent education (pp. 201-218). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1989). Enhancing success in heterogeneous schools. In S. Stainback, W. Stainback, & M. Forest (Eds.), Educating all students in the mainstream of regular education (pp. 89-103). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Book Reviews

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1993). Review of Schrumpf, F., Crawford, D., and Chu Usadel, H. (l991). Peer mediation: Conflict resolution in schools - Program guide. and Peer mediation: Conflict resolution in schools - Student manual. Champaign, IL: Research Press Company. In Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, (4), 395-397.

ERIC Documents

McNeil, M., Thousand, J., Nevin, A., & Villa, R. (l996). Celebrating diversity in our schools:  Education for responsibility.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.: ED 394 258)

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (l992). Restructuring for diversity. (ERIC-RIE Document
Reproduction Service No.: ED 349 710).

Invited Newsletter Publications

Nevin, A., Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. S. (2007, February).  What beginning teachers need to know about co-teaching.  In M. Salazar & D. Gudwin (Eds.) Project GATE Gazette (pp. 8-10).  Miami:  Newsletter for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Office of Professional Development, Division of Special Education & Florida International University.  

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Nevin, A. (2006).  What special education administrators need to know about co-teaching.  In CASE, 47(6), 1-3 & 5.  Publication of the Council for Exceptional Children, The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).

Villa, R. (2005, Winter/Spring). Implications for the letter and spirit of the law: IDEA 2004 and the IEP. The Special Edge. 18(2), pp.3,4,5,7. Publication of California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT).

Grady, M. with Villa, R. (2004, Autumn). Embracing difference in middle and high schools: Toward inclusive, diverse classrooms. 18(1), pp. 3, 10, & 11. Publication of California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT).

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2004, October). Challenges to analyzing co-teaching effectiveness. Inclusive Education Programs. 11(10), 7. (Publication of LRP Publications).

Villa, R.& Thousand, J. (2002, May/June). Stocking the pantry with the essential ingredients to create and maintain inclusive education: Lessons learned from 20 years of practice and research. Inclusion Times (Part 2), 9(5), 1-5. [Publication of National Professional Resources, Inc.]

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2002, March/April). Stocking the pantry with the essential ingredients to create and maintain inclusive education: Lessons learned from 20 years of practice and research. Inclusion Times (Part 1), 9(4), 1-3. [Publication of National Professional Resources, Inc.]

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2000, November). Inclusion - Welcoming, valuing, and supporting the diverse academic and social learning of all students in shared general education environments and experiences. International Rett Syndrome Association Quarterly Newsletter, 1, 3 - 5. Available from the International Rett Syndrome Association, 9121 Piscataway Rd. #2G, Clinton, MD 20735, 1-800-818-7388

Also published in its entirety as an 11-paged paper on the International Rett Syndrome Association web site at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/main/inclusive-education.htm (December 2001)

Villa, R. (2000, Feb./Mar.) Excerpts from 1999 Keynote Address: The possible futures of education. TASH Newsletter, 26(2-3), 8-12, 28-30.

Villa, R., (1999, October). Inclusion is happening … where? TASH Newsletter, 25 (10), 4-7.

Villa, R., Nevin, A., & Thousand, J. (1996). Recognizing collaboration when we see it! Inclusion News (pp. 16-17). Available from Inclusion Press International and Centre for Integrated Education and Community, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1991). Interpersonal skills for collaboration. Impact, 4 (3), 12-13. Available from Institute on Community Integration, Educational Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Invited International Conference and Paper Presentations   

Villa, R. & Thousand, J., (2013, July).  (Keynote). Inclusive education. One-week Graduate Course University of Hanoi, Masters Program.  Hanoi, Viet Nam.

Thousand, J. & Villa, R. (2011).  Differentiating instruction in mixed-ability classrooms.  In International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference Proceedings.  Windhoek, Nimibia.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2011).  Restructuring for caring and effective education. In International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference Proceedings.  Windhoek, Nimibia.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2011).  Collaborating with students in instruction and decision-making:  The untapped and always available resource.  In International Association of Special Education 2011 Conference Proceedings.  Windhoek, Nimibia.

Villa, R.. (2011, July).  (Keynote).  Restructuring for caring and effective education:  A Global Perspective.  In Inclusion Conference (telecast from California State University at San Marcos). Kingdom of Brunei.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2008, October).  Designing environments for successful learning:  Co-teaching and differentiated instruction.  Workshop presented at the 11th International DDD Conference on Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation, Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities.

Villa, R. (2008, May).  Keynote:  Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education.  Presented at the Inaugural Special and Inclusive Education Conference-“All Kids Are Exceptional.”  Hosted by the Royal University for Women and Bahrain Institute of Special Education, Al Manama, Bahrain.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2008, May).  Differentiating Instruction.  Full-day workshop presented at the Inaugural Special and Inclusive Education Conference-“All Kids Are Exceptional.”  Hosted by the Royal University for Women and Bahrain Institute of Special Education, Al Manama, Bahrain.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2008, May).  Student empowerment.  Workshop presented at the Inaugural Special and Inclusive Education Conference-“All Kids Are Exceptional.”  Hosted by the Royal University for Women and Bahrain Institute of Special Education, Al Manama, Bahrain.

Thousand, J. & Villa, R. (2008, January).  Reaching the hard to reach – Collaborative teaming, Process Communication©, creativity, and conflict resolution.  All-day workshop for school and human services personnel and administrators. Aberdeen, Scotland.

Nevin, A. I., Thousand, J. S., & Villa, R. A. (2007, October).  Collaborative teaching for university professors and teacher educators.  Implications for university reform.  Paper presented at the Invitation Symposium on Cross-National Reform of Teacher Education, University of Aberdeen School of Education, Aberdeen, Scotland.  (Paper composed by Nevin, Thousand, & Villa and delivered by Nevin).

Villa, R., (2005, July). (Keynote). Restructuring for caring and effective education: The inclusive school. Learning Brain Europe 2005 Conference. Manchester, England.

Villa, R., (2005, June). (Keynote). Exchanging dissonance for harmony: Creative responses to students experiencing behavioural and emotional challenges. Learning Brain Europe 2005 Conference, Manchester, England.

Villa, R. (2005 June). (Keynote). Collaboration for Inclusion. International Conference on Inclusive Education, Mexico City.

Villa, R. (June, 2005). (Keynote). Inclusive Education. Workshops on Access to the General Education Curriculum and Student Collaboration. Kingdom of Brunei.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2000, March). Discipline with dignity (Full-day workshop). Continuing Professional Development for Inclusive Education Project, Catholic Relief Services Viet Nam, Hanoi.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2000, January). The role of the Circle of Courage, MAPS, and collaboration in family education and support. (Transatlantic presentation and question and answer with 300 participants at 9 video conference sites across Staffordshire County, England) January 26th Family Education Evening Video Conference. Staffordshire County Council, England.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1998, June). The history, rationale, and exemplary practices of inclusive education. A half-day workshop, Australian Association of Special Educators. Brisbane, Australia.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1998, June). Peer empowerment, creativity, and accommodations and modifications. A half-day workshop, Australian Association of Special Educators, Brisbane, Australia.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1998, May). From risk to resilience: Supporting students with behavioral and emotional challenges (Day 1); Creative and collaborative responses for supporting students at risk: A guided practice (Day 2); The inclusion puzzle: Fitting the pieces of the puzzle together (Day 3). Three-day institute, Auckland College of Education, Auckland, New Zealand.

Villa, R. (1998, May). How to solve the inclusion puzzle in less than eight hours. One-day seminar on inclusive education, Birmingham City Council and Queensbury School, Birmingham, England.

Villa, R. (1997, July). Ten-day consultation related to inclusive education provided to the Vietnamese National Institute for Educational Science and Catholic Relief Services, Thuon Tim District and Tu Liem School personnel and members of other non-governmental organizations. Hanoi, Vietnam

Villa, R. (1997, October). Keynote: Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education; Day-long Workshop: Effective Instruction for Inclusion: Cooperative Group Learning; Closing with J. Udis: From Risk to Resilience: The A, B, C, D, E, F & G's of Inclusive Education. Inclusive Education Conference, Lakehead Association for Community Living, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Villa R. (1996, September). The inclusive high school. A one-day workshop for secondary teachers, administrators and ministry personnel. Bermudan Ministry of Education, Bermuda.

Villa, R. (1996, July). Inclusive education: A world perspective. Ten-day consultation to Vietnamese National Institute for Educational Science and Catholic Relief Services, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three-day seminar on Inclusive Education & Cooperative Group Learning, Thuong Tin District, Ha Tay Province, Vietnam. Visitations with policy makers, families, and students, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Villa, R. (1996, March). Plenary: Inclusive education: Everyone benefits. Families: The Heart of Community, Annual Family Conference, Alberta Association for Community Living, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., & Cloninger, C. (1995, January). Por su asistencia al conversatorio sobre prevencion de violencia infantil desarrollado. (Two-day seminar on collaborative teaming and management of complex change for the prevention of violence with children.) La Junta Nacional de Bienestara Social y Companeros de las Americas Honduras-Vermont (the Welfare Junta of the First Lady of Honduras and Partners of the Americas Honduras-Vermont), Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Villa, R., Thousand, J. & Cloninger, C. (1995, January). One-day seminar on collaborative teaming and interdisciplinary team building. Partners of the Americas Honduras-Vermont, Teleton and Instituto de Rehabilitacion, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Villa R., & Chapple, J. (1994, November). The inclusive school. A two-day workshop for teachers, administrators and ministry personnel. Bermudan Ministry of Education, Bermuda.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1994, August). (Keynote): Strategies to create inclusive schools & classrooms. Excellence and Equity in Education Conference, Canadian Association for Community Living & The Roeher Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1994, March). (Keynote) Opening doors to inclusive education (Villa & Thousand); Teachers-only workshop (Villa & Thousand); Inclusion - Successful strategies for administrators, teachers, and parents (Villa). Opening Doors, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1994, February). Educating all children in heterogeneous classrooms. Distinguished Educators Seminar Series, Center for Educational Leadership, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Villa, R. (1993, November). Educational Innovations in Central America, Partners of the Americas 1993 International Convention, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Villa, R., & Padilla, S. (1993, August). Consejo Regional Centro America Para la Atencion Integral de Menores con Discapacidad. UNICEF sponsored workshop for the First Ladies of Central America, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Udis, J., Simonds, C., White, K., Buttura, S., Padilla, S., & Cloninger, C. (1993, August). Seminario-Taller Educacion Inclusiva. 40-hour institute sponsored by Companeros de las Americas Honduras-Vermont, Ministerio de Educacion Publica, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Instituto Hondureno de Habilitacion y Rehabilitacion de la Persona Minusvalida, Agency for International Development & UNICEF, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Villa, R. (1988). Effective implementation of least restrictive environment. Three-day seminar for administrators throughout Micronesia, California Research Institute, Guam.

Invited National and State Conferences and Paper Presentations  

Villa, R., (2013, September).  Two-Day workshop.  The Four C’s:  Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Conflict Resolution (Day 1) and Restructuring for Caring & Effective Education:  The Inclusive School (Day 2). Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Symposium.  Wichita, Kansas.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2012, November).  Collaborating with Students in Instruction and Decision Making:  The Untapped Resource.  TASH Conference, So Many Answers Left Unquestioned.  Long Beach, CA.

Villa, R., Thousand, J., Kurth, J., Gross, M., Cole, A., Land, L., Taub, D., Jain., & Buchinsky, A. (2012, November).  The Keys to Making Inclusion Work.  All day, post conference workshop.  TASH Conference, So Many Answers Left Unquestioned.  Long Beach, CA.

Villa, R., (February 9, 2012). Facilitated presenters from Boulder Valley Colorado School District Central Office and Building Level Administrators, General and Special Education teachers, English Language Learning Specialists, Paraeducators and Students. Full-day Topical Institute:  Inclusive Practices in Boulder Valley School District:  All Means All:  Structures, Practices, Strategies & Beliefs. Denver, CO; PEAK’s 2012 Conference on Inclusive Education. Denver, Colorado.

Villa, R.  (2011, October).  The What, Why and How of Co-Teaching, E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series, Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J.  (2011, March).  All-day workshop:  Co-teaching to differentiate instruction.  Central Vermont Supervisory Union Consortium, Bolton, Vermont.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2011, January).  All day workshop:  Co-teaching to differentiate instruction.  Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, Essex Junction, Vermont.

Villa, R., (2010, April).  All day workshop:  Administrative actions and responsibilities to promote co-teaching.  Council for Exceptional Children, Convention & Expo, Nashville, TN.

Villa, R. (2009, January).  (Keynote).  Collaboration for a Life Worth Living.  Winter 2009 Autism Conference, Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley Chapter ASA., Long Beach, CA.

Villa, R. (2008, July).  (Keynote).  Collaboration for a Life Worth Living.  Williams Syndrome Association National Convention 2008, Garden Grove, CA.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2008, April).  Half-day workshop:  Co-teaching.  Families Helping Families of Acadiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2008).  Co-teaching for differentiated instruction.  6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings. (pp. 5454-5481).  Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. (CD ISSN#:  1541-5880).

Villa, R. Thousand, J., & Nevin, A.  (2007, October).  All-day pre-conference:  Differentiating instruction:  Collaborative planning and teaching for universally designed learning (UDL).  2007 Florida Council for Exceptional Children 41st Annual Conference.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2007, April).  Two-day symposium:  Destination inclusion:  Are we there yet?  Regional South Louisiana Parent and Family Center, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (2007, February).  Pre-Conference Topical Institute:  Collaborative planning and teaching for elementary, middle, and secondary educators.  2007 Conference on Inclusive Education:  Creating an Educational Masterpiece.  A national conference sponsored by PEAK Parent Center.  Denver, Colorado.

Villa, R., & Thousand , J. (2007, February).  Collaborative planning and teaching.  2007 CalTASH Annual Conference.  Manhattan Beach, CA.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J.  (2007, January).  Workshop:  Differentiated Instruction.  2007 Project CHOICES LRE Institute.  Illinois State Department of Education Project CHOICES.  Tinley Park, Illinois.

Villa, R. (2006, October). (Keynote). Collaboration for a Life Worth Living.
ARC 2006 National Convention. San Diego, CA.

Villa, R. (2006, July). (Keynote). Collaboration for a Life Worth Living. 10th
International Fragile X Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Villa, R. (2006, February). Co-Teaching -- Master Session. Exchanging Dissonance for Harmony, Creating an Inclusive School -- Workshops. Inclusion Works Conference. Austin, Texas.

Villa, R. (2005, July). Access to the general education curriculum for all. National Down Syndrome Society Conference, Chicago, IL.

Villa, R. (2001, April). What's leadership got to do with it? A frame work for thinking about systems change. Council for Exceptional Children/Council of Administrators in Special Education. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (2001, January). Differentiated instruction: Facilitating access to the core curriculum. New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and New Hampshire Department of Education, Bedford, NH.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J (2001, January). (Keynote). Creating Inclusive Educational Science Communities in Schools. The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) Annual Meeting: 2001 and Beyond - New Horizons in Science Teacher Education, Costa Mesa, CA

Villa, R. (2000, October). (Keynote). Restructuring for caring and effective schools and communities: The possible futures of education. Project Directors' Meeting for the Projects for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind of the Office of Special Education. Arlington, VA.

Villa, R.. & Thousand, J. (2000, October). Collaborative teaming and creative solution finding. New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and New Hampshire Department of Education, Bedford, NH.

Villa, R. (2000, July). The possible futures of education. National Down Syndrome Society Visions for the 21st Century National Conference. Washington, DC.

Peterson, M., Villa, R., Jorgensen, C., & Hilde, C. (2000, December). Perspectives on whole school reform. TASH 2000. Moving the Edge, 2000 TASH Conference, Miami, FL.

Peterson, M., Gibson, R., Beloin, K., Basford, C., McKenzie, B., Frey, N., Jorgensen, C., Ryndak, D., Ward, T., Villa, R., & Reardon, R. (2000, December). An inclusive approach to whole school reform. TASH 2000. Moving the Edge, 2000 TASH Conference, Miami, FL.

Stefanich, G., Scadden, L., Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1999, January). Panel on research agenda leading to appropriate policy development and implementation with regard to instructional practices to implement science for all Americans. The Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) Annual Meeting: Passport to Professional Excellence in Science Teacher Education, Austin, TX.

Villa, R. (1999, December). (Keynote). The possible futures of education. TASH 1999: Our Turn Now, 1999 TASH Conference, Chicago, IL.

Norman, K., Thousand, J., Kurtz, P., & Villa, R. (1999, November). Achieving inclusion in K-12 science classes: Adapting instruction for students with disabilities and other language learning differences. National Association for Multicultural Education (the Annual International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Villa, R. (1998, October). Restructuring for caring and effective education. Intersection 2000 Conference of Educational Keynoters II: The Crossroads for Visionary Education, Regional Office of Education, Normal, IL.

Villa, R., Eshilian, L, & Franklin, N. (1998, January). Reclaiming students.  Two-hour telecast, Interactive Teaching Network, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Lipsky, D., Gartner, A., Alverez, C., Healey, L., Hehir, T., Henderson, B., Laski, F., & Villa, R. (1997, December). 1997 Inclusion Roundtable. TASH Conference, Boston, MA.

Villa, R. & Thousand, J. (1997, April). The inclusive school puzzle: Putting the pieces together. Preconvention Program. Seventy-Fifth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Villa. R., Thousand, J., Gartner, A., Kunc, N., Udvari-Solner, A. & Falvey, M. (1997, April). Inclusive classrooms and schools: Effective practices. Inclusion Strand Co-leader. Seventy-Fifth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Glickman, C., Fullan, M., & Villa, R. (1996, August). Linking quality with change. Three-day Summer Leadership Institute. Alaska Council of School Administrators, Anchorage, AK.

Villa, R. (1996, 1995, 1994, June). Peer Power: Adults and students collaborating to meet the diverse needs of students in heterogeneous schools. A five-day seminar. Southwest Institute for Inclusive Schools and Communities, Richardson, TX.

Villa, R. (1996, April). (Keynote). The inclusion puzzle. The 17th National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities. LRP Publications, Orlando, FL.

Villa, R. (1995, October). Restructuring for caring and effective education, Accommodations and modifications, Student empowerment, and Collaborative teaming. Tennessee Higher Education Symposium on Inclusion, Henry Horton State Park, TN.

Villa, R. (1995, August). (Keynote). The inclusion puzzle. National Down Syndrome Congress, Washington, DC.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1995, August). Inclusion Strand Keynotes: The inclusion puzzle, Collaborative teaming. Five-day strand: Leading the inclusive school - Administrative support - Can't have inclusive schools without it. Alaska Staff development Network 4th Annual Restructuring Institute: Restructuring for Diversity. Eagle River, AK.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1995, February). Pre-Conference Workshop: Creativity and collaborative teaming. Concurrent Sessions: Administrative issues and Collaborative Teaming. Learning Together: Strategies for Inclusive Education Conference. Colorado Coalition for Inclusive Education, Denver, CO.

Villa, R. (1994, August). (Keynote). The inclusive school; Strand: Winners all; Sectionals: Student empowerment, Collaborative teaming, Creativity & accommodations, and Partner learning systems. Elementary Restructuring Institute, Alaska Staff Development Network, Anchorage, AK.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1994, May). (Keynote). Inclusion: Regular class for all kids (Villa & Thousand); Policy and funding issues related to inclusion (Villa). Susan Philpot Memorial Leadership Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Kaufman, J., & Villa, R. (1993, March). Young and restless debate: Full inclusion for students with behavior disorders. 11th Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.

Villa, R. (1993, February). Restructuring schools and inclusion of students with disabilities; Administrators' issues with inclusion; and Effective teaming for busy people. Learning Together - Strategies for Inclusive Education Conference, Coalition for Inclusive Education, ACL Colorado, Colorado TASH, PEAK Parent Center, Denver, CO.

Villa, R. (1992, May). Collaborative teaming. 116th Annual Conference of the American Association on Mental Retardation, New Orleans, LA.

Villa, R., & Thousand, J. (1991, March/April). Organizers of the "Structures and Processes" strand and deliverers of keynote addresses: Collaborative consultation: A hoax or a grand experiment? and Creating collaborative teams. Professional Collaboration: Organizational and Interpersonal Strategies Preconvention Program of the Sixty-Ninth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Lieberman, L., & Villa, R. (1991, March). (Keynote). Alternate perspectives on special education service delivery. Rhode Island NEA, AFT, Developmental Disabilities Council, & Department of Education Conference on Least Restrictive Environment: Issues and Strategies, Newport, RI.

Villa, R. (1990, November). (Keynote). Rationale for collaborative consultation. TASH New England, Essex Center, VT.

Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (1990, July). Advanced three-day workshop on collaborative teaming. Colorado State Department of Education Systems Change Project Summer Institute, Vail, CO.

Lipsky, D., Flynn, G., Rowe, L., Villa, R., & Howard, P. (1989, December). Integrated school and district models. Sixteenth Annual Conference of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, San Francisco, CA.

Wong, B., Mastrioperi, M., Lyon, R., Villa, R., Kavale, K., & Kukic, S. (1989, April). Addressing learning differences and disabilities in the classroom: Are teachers prepared for the job? Sixty-Seventh Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Thousand, J., Villa, R., & Fox, T. (1987, February). A model for defining and evaluating impact. Northeast Regional Program Evaluation Conference, Cambridge, MA.

 

 

SELECT INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL CONSULTANCIES

Professional Service

Nov. 1998 - 2000

Birmingham City Council Education Service, Consultant for and presenter during inclusion week (Nov. 1998, Nov. 1999). Birmingham, England.

October 1996-September, 2001

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) expert in the Chanda Smith v. Los Angeles Unified School District Consent Decree. Advise the Consent Decree Administrators on LRE issues within the school district in order for the district to come into compliance with LRE mandates. Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA.

July 1996-present

Vietnamese National Institute for Educational Science and Catholic Relief Services, Hanoi, Vietnam.

1994-95

Collaborative teaming. Belleville Area Special Education District, Belleville, IL.

1991-94

Inclusionary educational strategies. Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI.

1989-90

Inclusionary educational strategies. School Districts 28 & 29, Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada.

1989-91

Assistance in replicating the Homecoming Model. Saline, MI. 1985-86 Cooperative group learning. Potsdam School District, Potsdam, NY.

International Service

Vermont-Honduras Partners of the Americas, President 1993 -95; Trustee 1991-present; Co-Chair PATH and Education Committee, 1991-1992.

 

National, Regional, and State Service

National Down Syndrome Society, Clinical Advisory Board Member, December 1998-present. "Inclusive Classrooms and Schools: Effective Practices" Inclusion Strand Co-leader, Seventy-Fifth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Salt Lake City, April 1997 (with J. Thousand).

"The Inclusive School Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together." Co-coordinator, Preconvention Program, Seventy-Fifth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Salt Lake City, April 1997 (with J. Thousand).

A Presidential Forum: The President's Reform Agenda and People with Mental Retardation: 21st Century Realities. Education Reform Work Group; chair, Emerging best practices sub group. April, 1994, Alexandria, VA.

"Structures and Processes" Strand Co-coordinator, Professional Collaboration: Organizational and Interpersonal Strategies Preconvention Program, Sixty-Ninth Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Atlanta, GA. March/April 1991 (with J. Thousand).

Vermont Common Core Curriculum Drafting Committee, Co-Chair Oversight Committee, 1991-1992, Facilitator of Interactive Television Forum for High School Students.

Northeast Regional Lab School and Vermont Facilitator Center, Advisory Council Member, 1986-1988.

Vermont Quality Indicators of Special Education Work Group, Member, 1986-1987.

Vermont Association of Special Education Administrators, President, 1985-1987.

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights, Steering Committee, 1982-1983; Education Committee co-chair, 1987-1994.

Milton Education Association, President and Chief negotiator, 1981-1983.

Vermont Council for Exceptional Children Executive Board, 1981-1983.

Ethan Allen Child Care Center, Board of Directors, 1980-1982; President, 1981-1982.

What do people say about Dr. Richard A. Villa?
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"If you want someone to believe in inclusion, let them listen to Rich. he brings together science, humor, and practical ideas."
Le Van Tac, Director of Vietnamese National Center for Special Education, National Institute for Educational Strategies and Curriculum, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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"Your presentation was one of the most productive and inspiring opening
day keynotes that I can recall in my many years as a teacher, principal, and
superintendent. The success of this morning's program is truly a reflection of your passion, knowledge, and talent,
" M. Pladus, Superintendent.
Upper Dublin, PA.
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" I was afraid of inclusion - and very hesitant to be open about it. Rich's delivery, material, and examples helped me relax and look forward to enjoy!"
Donna Monas, General Education Teacher
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"Thank you for practical, useful seminar. I've some great ideas I'm eager to use and share!"
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