Co-Teaching and Collaboration

Webinar: You Expect Me To Do What? Clarifying Paraprofessional Roles in the Classroom

In this webinar, we’ll discuss steps for creating and sharing expectations with paraprofessionals in your classroom team. We’ll discuss steps for determining what roles paraprofessionals can take on in the classroom and how to play to the strengths of each member of the classroom team in assigning roles. We’ll provide strategies for clarifying expectations with paraprofessionals and considerations for paraprofessional ...

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Webinar: The End of the School Year is Near. Have You Completed a Co-teaching Check-up?

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to take stock of co-teaching. This is true for teachers looking at their classroom practices, for principals and other site administrators reviewing partnership effectiveness and anticipating needs for the 2019-2020 school year, and district leaders building effectiveness and sustainability. In this webinar, co-teaching and collaboration expert Dr. Marilyn Friend will ...

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HLPs in Special Education Collaboration Laminated Guide (#1)

Effective special education teachers collaborate with a wide range of professionals, families and caregivers to assure that educational programs and related services are effectively designed and implemented to meet the needs of each student with a disability. This laminated guide, the first in a series of laminated guides about High-Leverage Practices, provides a practical tool for teachers to implement the ...

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High-Leverage Practices Special Collection

High-Leverage Practices Special Collection This special collection provides guidance on developing and implementing the high-leverage practices that every special educator must know to help their students succeed. Get these four essential resources for one low price ($115 if purchased separately): High-Leverage Practices in Special Education (HLPs) This special report, produced by CEC and the CEEDAR center, defines the activities that all ...

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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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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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