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National Presenter Series for Inclusive Practices
Co-Teaching: Classroom Partnerships for Student Success with Dr.Marilyn Friend

The National Presenter Series for Inclusive Practices offers participants a unique opportunity to hear some of the leading national experts in education for diverse learners.  Participants will receive information on innovative strategies to support accessibility and proficiency for all learners inclusive of students with disabilities. The trainings support the Texas Teacher Standards and the Domains within the Texas Teacher Evaluation Support System (TTESS).  Join us for this unique and exciting opportunity.

Important Session Information:

Co-teaching offers a way for students with disabilities and other special needs to reach their potential by providing them with access to the general education curriculum while ensuring that they receive the specially designed instruction to which they are entitled. When teachers carefully analyze their complementary areas of expertise and blend those unique strengths, they create classrooms that are richer, more intensive, and more tailored to address student needs. However, simply having two teachers in a classroom does not automatically lead to success — effective co-teaching requires knowledge of roles and expectations, skills for implementing co-teaching approaches and delivering specially designed instruction, and understanding of the logistics integral to co-teaching efficiency. This workshop--for those just embarking on co-teaching and those looking to renew their understanding—is designed to all the key elements of co-teaching as a service delivery option. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of classroom partnerships and all the tools they need to create or enhance their co-teaching practice. Here are the questions that will guide the conversation: 1.What is contemporary co-teaching? What are terms sometimes confused with co-teaching? 2.How do we build (or renew) our professional partnership? 3.Why is co-teaching essential in today’s schools? 4.How do we create essential instructional intensity in a co-taught class using six structures or approaches? What does co-teaching look like? 5.What are common co-teaching issues, dilemmas, and challenges? 6.What are your additional questions and concerns?

Dimension 1.1: Standards and Alignment, Dimension 1.2: Data and Assessment, Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 2.5: Monitor and Adjust, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership, Standard 4 - School Culture

Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Contact Person:
Becky Maya
Registration Fee:
Marilyn Friend Ph.D
Administrator, Curriculum Specialist, Educational Diagnosticians, Educators, Instructional Specialists, Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers
Date Time Location
10/21/2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 100ABCDEF, MCC 108 (Booth)
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 100ABCDEF, MCC 108 (Booth)
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092

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