Co-Teaching and Collaboration

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. Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, ...

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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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Webinar: Co-Planning: The Key to Student Success in the Co-Taught Classroom

Through this step-by-step plan, co-teachers will collaboratively identify the instructional standards, assess student knowledge and learner requisites, tailor lessons to meet the individual needs of the students, and promote success for all.  You will see how critical conversations between the teachers will promote a collegial environment to become a unified team for the success of the student learners. After this ...

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The Co-Planner: Two Professionals + One Plan for Co-Teaching (4th ed.)

This practical, easy-to-use, spiral bound book is an effective tool to support the collaborative planning and communication required to make co-teaching successful. The newest edition of this popular guide helps co-teachers plan collaboratively, meet state standards, document interventions used and progress toward IEP goals, and develop as co-teachers. By Lisa Dieker.  2015. 100 pages. ISBN 978-1-9411-7100-4. #S6232

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The Administrator’s Leadership Set

Buy Together and SAVE! The Administrator’s Leadership Set provides valuable resources from the field of special education to inform and support administrative oversight of special educators, general educators, support staff—and the education of students with disabilities. The set includes: What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education (revised edition) Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special ...

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Webinar: There’s No “I” in Team: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teacher-Paraeducator Collaboration

Effective collaboration among school personnel, especially teacher-paraeducator collaboration, can improve achievement for students with special needs. The relationship between teachers and paraeducators not only serves as a social model for students but can also provide greater opportunities for instruction and learning. Drawing from 4 years of field-work in special education classrooms, we present a framework for understanding the collaborative relationship ...

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