Co-Teaching and Collaboration

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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The Co-Teaching Collection

Buy together and SAVE! This collection provides everything a school team needs to effectively implement successful co-teaching, from establishing a schoolwide culture of collaboration to the nuts and bolts of lesson planning. This set includes: Leading the Co-Teaching Dance (now in its fifth printing!) Collaborate Smart The Co-Planner: Two Professionals + One Plan for Co-Teaching (4th ed.) Co-Teach! A quick-reference ...

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Co-Teaching: Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes

Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners. Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to ...

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Co-Teaching & Collaboration: TEC Collection

To effectively and efficiently promote development, learning, and achievement by students with exceptionalities, special education must coordinate their efforts with a host of others who support that child’s learning. The articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children included in this collection represent some of the most practical applications on the many elements of successful co-teaching and collaboration. Edited by Barbara Ludlow. 2012. 134 pages. ISBN ...

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Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Accessible and comprehensive, the Practical Handbook of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support shows how to build a schoolwide multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) from the ground up. The MTSS framework encompasses tiered systems such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), and is designed to help all K-12 students succeed. The authors discuss every component of ...

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Collaborate Smart: Practical Strategies & Tools for Educators

From Susan M. Hentz, noted educational speaker and author of Teach Smart, and Phyllis M. Jones, a teacher administrator and educator; Collaborate Smart: Practical Strategies and Tools for Educators is a masterful tool for improving co-teaching and collaborative communication among members of teaching teams. The evolving process of collaboration in the classroom involves negotiation, re-negotiation, respect, trust, and the creation ...

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Webinar: Real-World Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Co-teaching at the high school level adds the challenge of more complex and specialized subject matter. In this webinar, we will explore how research-based practices such as graphic organizers, mnemonics, learning strategies, and self-determination skills, can be integrated into a variety of instructional arrangements by co-teachers in content-based secondary classrooms. Special ...

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Webinar: Real-World Co-Teaching at the Elementary Level

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) At the elementary level, co-teaching is driven by the Common Core (or other) State Standards and whole-class instruction. This webinar takes familiar co-teaching models (e.g., station teaching, parallel teaching) and gives specific examples of how to co-teach in those contexts using evidence-based strategies such as mnemonics, graphic organizers, instruction in study skills ...

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Co-Teach! Building & Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools

For the past several years, people have asked where practical information about co-teaching — from setting up and maintaining successful programs to establishing positive relationship in the classroom to resolving interpersonal and logistics difficulties — can be found. Co-Teach! A Manual for Creating and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools is designed to address your questions about co-teaching, whether ...

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More Power: Instruction in Co-Taught Classrooms

Hosted by nationally renowned co-teaching expert Dr.Marilyn Friend, More Power: Instruction in Co-Taught Classrooms builds on the six co-teaching approaches Dr. Friend made famous in The Power of 2 by presenting seven key dimensions of effective instructional practices across K-12 settings. This next generation of co-teaching empowers teachers and gives students a richer and deeper classroom experience. This DVD incorporating ...

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Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful Inclusion, 2nd Edition

Co-teaching is an increasingly popular teaching model. Although it can be a very effective way of helping all students in inclusive classrooms learn, it can also be quite challenging for teachers to implement, especially at the secondary level, but it is a challenge well worth embracing. This updated and expanded edition of Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful ...

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Let’s Team Up: A Checklist

This convenient, go-to resource provides an easy-to-use checklist that will help each member of the school team understand what is expected of them, what to expect from each other, and what they can do to contribute to a strong, effective team. The book provides valuable strategies and insights for every member of the instructional team and a basis for strengthening ...

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Webinar: Having Hard Conversations: Addressing Difficult Issues with Parents, Colleagues, and Others

As educators, we are trained and credentialed in how to teach our students-but not in how to work effectively with colleagues, principals, or parents. From time to time, every educator needs to have hard conversations. They may involve giving difficult feedback, delivering unwelcome news, asking for a change in behavior, or giving an apology. And although you may never find ...

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