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SERC's Co-Teaching Initiative


Since 1997, SERC’s Co-Teaching Initiative has experienced significant growth with an increasing number of job-embedded professional learning activities available for educators in CT. By definition, co-teaching is a service delivery model for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. When implemented with fidelity, this model can also be effective in addressing the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of all students. Co-teaching provides a lower student-teacher ratio, which allows for intensified instruction and optimize student learning.

SERC’s training and technical assistance focus on six different approaches to co-teaching, with discussion and application of the principles, practices and pragmatics of each approach. Other topics, such as scheduling, developing parity, planning and addressing IEP goals and objectives for students with disabilities, are also included depending on the audience and the need.

We welcome the opportunity to host you and your co-teaching colleagues at our statewide workshops, or provide on-site, customized training and/or coaching to staff in your district.

In-District: Check out SERC’s job-embedded professional learning opportunities re. Co-Teaching here.
Statewide: Stay tuned for SERC’s “Making a Difference Through Co-Teaching” workshop coming in November, 2017.

Save the Dates! Dr. Marilyn Friend is coming to CT this fall…

Monday, October 2, 2017: Co-Teaching: Making it Work for You and Your Students

Join SERC for a day with Dr. Marilyn Friend, an international leader in the field of Co-Teaching! Dr. Marilyn Friend, renowned author, consultant and professional developer will be returning to Connecticut to present the latest research and ideas for implementing contemporary, outcomes-driven co-teaching. Click here for more info on this session or Register Now.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Making it Work in your Building: A Co-Teaching Series for ADMINISTRATORS

Join SERC, CAS and other administrators at the first morning of this series, and hear Dr. Marilyn Friend’s ideas for effectively implementing and supporting co-teaching, while at the same time improving outcomes for students. Click here for more info on this session Register Now.


To schedule technical assistance, create a professional development package, or for more information, please email or telephone SERC Consultants:

  • Virginia Babcock: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (860) 632-1485, ext. 318.
  • Clare Wurm: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (860) 632-1485, ext. 383.

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