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4 Day Event:
July 16, 2018
through July 19, 2018

Single Person Fee:

Group Fee:
(3 or more people)
$1,295.00 per person

Event Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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July 16, 2018

5 IL PD Clock Hours Available Per Day

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National Train-the-Trainer Institute
Co-Teaching That Works!

Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

Bureau of Education & Research - National Train-The-Trainer Institute

Designed for K-12 teachers, team leaders, instructional coaches, department heads, mentors, staff development trainers, and administrators with Co-Teaching experience.

The most effective Co-Teaching Train-the-Trainer program available

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Train your staff members to become skilled Co-Teaching Trainers who can guide other teachers to more successful Co-Teaching Practices

  • The most effective Co-Teaching Train-the-Trainer program available
  • Featuring two of the nation’s top Co-Teaching experts, Anne Beninghof and Sonya Heineman Kunkel

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

  • Turn your staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Co-Teaching trainers who can guide other teachers in the implementation of effective Co-Teaching practices
  • Learn how to use outstanding video training clips to demonstrate Co-Teaching strategies in practice … Receive ALL the video clips for use during training in your own school or district
  • Build Co-Teaching expertise among staff to increase research-based inclusive practices within classrooms, schools and entire districts
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective Co-Teaching training sessions
  • Ideal for schools and districts looking to create a core team of trainers to provide training to build and sustain a model, state-of-the-art Co-Teaching framework … Each potential trainer should have experience with Co-Teaching

What’s unique about this National Train-the-Trainer Institute

  • Four days of intensive training combining classroom-proven strategies and video clips of the strategies in action – show rather than tell your teachers what successful Co-Teaching looks like in real classrooms
  • National Co-Teaching Experts Anne Beninghof and Sonya Heineman Kunkel, both featured in the videos, will provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based, Co-Teaching training preparing participants to guide other teachers in the implementation of a successful Co-Teaching model
  • Work and collaborate in small groups with BER instructors to expand and enhance your understanding of Co-Teaching strategies specific to grades K-6 or 6-12
  • Gain numerous tips and ideas to prepare and deliver high-quality staff trainingto strengthen and sustain Co-Teaching in your school or district
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districtsto strengthen their foundation, expand their knowledge and implement training for more effective Co-Teaching practices
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Learn and build the necessary foundation for training staff in effective Co-Teaching practices

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

Participants attending will learn the key components for a successful Co-Teaching program, which can then be delivered as a staff development framework that fits the schedule according to each school’s or district’s unique scheduling and training needs. The following key components are included in this four-day train-the-trainer institute.

What Co-Teaching Is and Isn’t

  • Learn the practical working definitions of Co-Teaching and the key characteristics for an effective framework
  • Discover what works in establishing Co-Teaching teams and pitfalls to avoid
  • Use the Co-Teaching rubric to target professional development needs of your staff and maximize your training resources

Building Powerful Instructional Co-Teaching Teams

  • Identify specific ideas for defining roles between Co-Teachers
  • Learn keys to successful communication
  • Gather tools for working together to strengthen your instruction
  • Explore creative ideas for finding time to collaborate
  • Distinguish best practices to tap the expertise of each teacher in the Co-Teaching partnership

Whole Class Co-Teaching: Making the Most of Two Teachers in Whole Group Instruction

  • Examine best practices for whole group structures
  • Discover practical strategies to use Co-Teaching to enhance instructional effectiveness and to differentiate instruction with greater success
  • Target specific teaching strategies to maximize each Co-Teacher’s experience during whole group instruction

Successful Small Group Practices to Increase Student Outcomes

  • Identify the essential elements of establishing small groups within the same classroom
  • Manage small groups in a Co-Teaching model
  • Maximize the benefits of small groups with research-based instructional strategies

Video Clips of Co-Teaching in Action to Demonstrate Effective Inclusive Practices

  • Best practices for using video training clips to train others
  • Outstanding training tips and a resource kit to train others (each participant will receive ALL video clips for their grade level to use in their own training)

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources (Valued at Over $400!)

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • Best-Selling, Professional BER Co-Teaching Videos used throughout the training (choose either Grades K-6 DVD or Grades 6-12 DVD). DVDs contain the video footage needed for a complete Co-Teaching training for your school and district
  • Tips and Strategies for successful presentations
  • Comprehensive Co-Teaching Resource Handbook filled with material to reinforce and extend learning
  • Detailed Trainer’s Guide that walks participants through the delivery of the program including a PowerPoint presentation adaptable for immediate use

Seminar Schedule Overview

Program Schedule: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Daily

Monday & Tuesday (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Learn eight components necessary for developing and advancing Co-Teaching practices
  • Discover best practices for using outstanding video clips to train others
  • Identify key components in building positive Co-Teaching partnerships along with the pitfalls to avoid
  • Experience numerous, practical strategies that increase learning for students with special needs
  • Learn ways to maximize student participation in Co-Taught lessons
  • Explore dozens of strategies and activities that can be used in the classroom immediately
  • Put research-based Co-Teaching strategies into a meaningful context that will build confidence to provide effective, on-going staff training
  • Identify key presenting skills to deliver high-quality and engaging Co-Teaching training sessions
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Wednesday (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Break out into separate, smaller groups to learn Co-Teaching practices specific to elementary or secondary classrooms
  • Focus on detailed Co-Teaching strategies and video footage specific for grades K-6 or 6-12
  • Discover training tips unique to Co-Teaching in elementary or secondary classrooms
Thursday (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Participants will deliver brief presentations on Co-Teaching strategies using video clips and will receive feedback from the small-group facilitator
  • Practice presentations will provide the perfect opportunity to listen and interact to deepen understanding, familiarity and confidence with the material
  • Debriefing of presentations and feedback from the lead instructors will strengthen participants’ skills in training
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, model video clips, and confidence to implement a state-of-the-art Co-Teaching training with staff

Lunch each day will be on your own, providing a great opportunity for networking

Featuring Two of the Nation’s Top Differentiated Instruction Experts

Anne Beninghof is a dynamic presenter and a pioneer in the area of Co-Teaching. She presents nationally as well as provides in-school demonstration lessons on Co-Teaching and strategies to reach all students, including students with special needs. She is the author of several books on the topic and is featured in the video series, Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms. Anne focuses on creative, practical solutions for helping all students achieve high levels of learning. You will find her presentations engaging, inspirational and filled with research-based strategies you can use immediately to strengthen your Co-Teaching program. Sonya Heineman Kunkel is an outstanding teacher, presenter and mentor teacher with over twenty years of experience working with students with disabilities. Sonya specializes in strategies and modifications for the general and special education classroom as well as collaborative techniques with an emphasis on Co-Teaching. She is featured in the video series, Using Co-Teaching to Increase Learning for All Students, Grades 6-12, and has been honored with many awards including Educator of the Year in her state for her dedication and passion for teaching her students. Sonya is well-known for her practical, cutting-edge strategies and brings a sense of humor, enthusiasm and inspiration to her highly organized workshops.

Special Benefits of Attending

State Specific Credit:
You may be eligible for professional development credit through your state. For state specific information, please visit www.ber.org/seminars/credit/ceus.cfm or call 1-800-735-3503.

University Credit Option:
Brandman University LogoUp to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the institute.

SAVE with Group Discounts
The fee is $1395 per person.
If groups of three or more register at the same time, the fee is $1295 per person.

Chicago, IL • July 16-19, 2018

Hotel Chicago Downtown

333 N. Dearborn Street • Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 245-0333

  • The meeting site is located in the Marina City Complex with some of the best entertainment, dining and activities in the city within walking distance. It is also minutes from Magnificent Mile shopping and the Navy Pier. There’s no need to rent a car with so many attractions nearby. Airport shuttles are available from Chicago’s airports to the hotel.

Special Rates:

$199 (single) plus tax – standard room.

  • Book your overnight accommodations by calling Marriott reservations at (877) 829-2429 to receive these special rates, based on availability. To make reservations, please call before June 24, 2018 and request the group rate for “National Train-the-Trainer Institute: Co-Teaching That Works!”

Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer
Hotel Chicago Downtown is in the heart of it all. From an unlimited number of classic steakhouses, to classy wine bars, to lively restaurants, Chicago is a melting pot of food, fun and flavor. The meeting site is located in the Marina City Complex with some of the best entertainment, dining and activities within easy walking distance, including the House of Blues Chicago. Plus, Magnificent Mile shopping and the Navy Pier are just minutes away.
There’s no need to rent a car with so many attractions within walking distance. Airport shuttles are available from Chicago’s airports to the hotel site.

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