Co-Teaching and Collaboration

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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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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Co-Teach! Building and Sustaining Effective Classroom Partnerships in Inclusive Schools, Third Edition

Professionals continue to ask for practical information about co-teaching — from setting up, implementing, and maintaining successful programs to establishing positive relationships in the classroom to resolving interpersonal and logistics difficulties to tackling issues such as finding common planning time. Answers to these and a host of other questions about this contemporary model for educating students with disabilities can be ...

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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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