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Back By Popular Demand! Making a Difference Through Co-Teaching

Join us for this two-day session to learn how co-teaching can effectively meet the needs of ALL students in the general education classroom, including those with disabilities. Learn about different approaches for maximizing instruction and how to collaboratively plan lessons for improved student outcomes. Discussion will also focus on ways of establishing parity and enhancing co-teaching partnerships. Register Now or scroll down to register below.

February 28, 2017 & March 31, 2017

Co-teaching teams preferred, consisting of a General Education Teacher and another certified professional, such as a Special Education Teacher, EL/Bilingual Educator, Reading or Math Specialist, or Speech/ Language Pathologist

Virginia Babcock, and Clare Wurm, SERC Consultants


Co-teaching holds great promise within the framework of Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) as a universal practice for supporting students with diverse needs in general education settings. The talents, experiences, and expertise of the co-teaching team, both shared and varied, make for powerful and dynamic approaches to instruction.

Co-teaching partnerships consist of a general educator and one other certified education professional, such as a special educator. These partners collaborate to provide rich and differentiated learning opportunities and a sense of belonging for every student.

This two-day session covers how co-teaching can effectively meet the needs of students, with and without disabilities, in the general education classroom and explores the advantages and disadvantages of each of the six co-teaching approaches. Participants will apply their learning between the two days by planning and teaching a co-taught lesson, and then share their experiences with other participants on the second day. In addition, a panel of local co-teachers will join us to share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.

As a result of this professional learning activity, participants will be able to enhance the quality of their co-teaching partnerships; make decisions about which co-teaching approach will best help to improve student access and outcomes; and collaboratively plan co-taught lessons that maximize instructional intensity. Optional follow-up technical assistance will be offered for those co-teaching teams that would like additional feedback through an on-site observation and/or coaching.

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For registration questions, please contact Lauren Johns, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For content questions, please contact Virginia Babcock, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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