Co-Teaching and Collaboration

Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies and Collaboration, Grades 6-12

Inclusion succeeds when teachers use diverse instructional strategies, scaffolding, multiple types of instructional supports, and ongoing formal and informal assessments to deliver curriculum standards. At the middle school and high school level, successful inclusion also entails promoting the development of social and emotional skills, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and personal identity in adolescent students. This newly updated and expanded laminated reference guides ...

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Differentiated Instruction: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

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MTSS: Collaborative Implementation – How it Works, What it Takes

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a coherent continuum of evidence-based, system-wide practices to support a rapid response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision making to promote the achievement of high standards. MTSS involves the integration of student supports, including Response to Intervention (RtI), into one coherent system of instruction, assessment, and intervention driven ...

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Webinar: Co-Teaching But Not Getting the Results You’d Hoped For?

Co-teaching has become a relatively common service delivery option for students with disabilities, but the results are sometimes disappointing. Professionals often explain that they are doing everything recommended, but students still are not learning as expected. Several reasons may account for this situation, and this webinar will explore those likely to be key causes, along with suggestions for changing practices ...

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The Special Educator’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. By Cindy Golden. 2012. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-59857-097-7. #BP217.  

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The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook: The Primary Service Provider Approach

Early childhood professionals: looking for an effective way to ensure coordinated, family-centered services for young children and families? Discover the why and how of the primary service provider (PSP) approach to teaming, the widely used, evidence-based model that more and more states are adopting to strengthen care and services and improve family outcomes. Developed by the early childhood experts who ...

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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

Evidence-based and highly effective, coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community. An expanded, more practical follow-up to the groundbreaking Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, ...

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Webinar: Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching: Three Mistakes We’re Making and How to Correct Them

Co-teaching has become a relatively common way of accomplishing the dual purposes of inclusive education and curriculum access, student outcomes continue to be a concern. Perhaps the most important missing ingredient that could change this situation is the integration in co-taught classes of specially designed instruction (SDI). In this webinar, co-teaching expert Marilyn Friend will help you understand what SDI ...

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Wicked focused on outcomes

Co-teaching has gotten a lot of attention as the practices of inclusion and collaboration have gained traction in schools. With these kinds of changes, I have been wondering about how co-teaching is evolving. What’s new in co-teaching? What are the trends? To find out more, I spoke with co-teaching expert Lisa Dieker. Lisa has been co-teaching and studying co-teaching for ...

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Webinar: Living Up to the Promise: Effective Practices for Coaches

Schools across the country rely upon coaching for improving teacher practice and learner outcomes. However, the job of the coach is often quite large and ill-defined, creating great variation in coaching practice. In this webinar, you’ll learn the practices of effective coaching so that your coaching can ensure that your every-day work leads to improvements in teacher practice. You’ll also ...

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Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Inclusive Classroom

In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed.  Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of ASD, what to do if you suspect a student is on the spectrum, and a list of needs of students ...

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What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education

School counselors, along with principals, are throughout the United States the individuals primarily responsible for ensuring that students who require classroom accommodations under a Section 504 Plan are appropriately serviced. Counselors also sit on multidisciplinary team meetings, crisis intervention teams, and IEP teams – and are essential to the development of schoolwide positive behavior support programs. However, many school counselors ...

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Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies

Learn how to implement co-teaching in your school! This invaluable resource provides school leaders with the strategies, resources, best practices, techniques and materials they will need to establish and maintain successful co-teaching teams in their schools. The authors draw on their experience and research to address the critical key factors: defining what co-teaching is and is not, understanding the menu ...

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The Paraeducator’s Survival Guide

Written by Kent Gerlach, author of Let’s Team Up: A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators & Principals,  this quick-reference laminated guide helps paraeducators survive and thrive as important members of school teams. The guide clarifies paraeducators’ roles and responsibilities in various settings and also covers: ethical and professional guidelines; the importance of teamwork; ways to effectively support teacher-directed instruction and curriculum; frequently ...

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Webinar: From Philosophy to Practice: Enacting Authentic School Inclusion

This webinar is for educators who are interested in creating authentically inclusive communities in PreK-12 classrooms in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. We will provide many strategies related to changing mindsets about students, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students. Join us to explore topics ...

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