Thursday, March 28th, 2013, 9:00am-3:30pm Presenter: Dr. Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.
The field of education is
changing rapidly, and the changes promise to continue. Increased emphasis on
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); early and intensive
interventions to improve students' achievement, and more attention to
preventing behavior problems characterize today's schools. All students are
affected by these changes, including those who are gifted/talented, those with
disabilities, those who are average, and those who are English language
learners. They must access the curriculum, be taught by highly qualified
teachers, and achieve the academic benchmarks being set. For students with
special needs, this often means an increased emphasis on learning in the
general education settings, and one option for accomplishing this that is
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of co-teaching as well
information about effectively planning, implementing, and evaluating
co-teaching programs. Participants will have the opportunity to explore both
the conceptual and the operational aspects of this innovative approach to
providing an education to students in the least restrictive environment as well
as discussing issues and concerns related to their own practices.
The following are the
objectives for this professional development and the related key topics to be
1. How do we build (or renew)
2. How do we create
instructional intensity through co-teaching?
3. What is needed to make
4. What are common
co-teaching issues, dilemmas, and challenges?
Cost: $98 Includes registration
and text: Co-Teach! A Manual
for Creating and Sustaining Classroom PartnershipsClick Here to Register