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Strengthening Your Co-Teaching Program: Practical CO-TEACHING STRATEGIES to Increase All Students' Achievement

Presented by Anne Beninghof
Outstanding Teacher, Author and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Grades K-12 Special Education and ELL Staff, District and School Leaders and Teacher Teams including: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff and Other Specialists who Co-Teach or are Preparing to Co-Teach as a Part of Their Inclusion Practices

  • Learn highly practical co-teaching approaches and how they can be integrated most effectively into your schools and classrooms to make the most of a co-teaching program
  • Discover how general educators and specialists can work together with greater success to maximize student learning in co-taught classrooms
  • Timesaving ways to develop collaborative support systems for communicating with co-teaching partners to develop a highly effective co-teaching model
  • Learn dynamic, differentiated techniques for adapting instruction and lessons to reach more students in a co-taught model

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Today's classrooms are more diverse than ever before and we, as educators, are challenged to meet the needs of all students including those with disabilities or language development needs. Co-teaching is a powerful way to meet the academic needs of a variety of learners in today's classrooms. But what exactly is co-teaching and what are the most effective ways to go about it? In this outstanding two-day institute, Anne Beninghof will offer you dozens of practical tips, tools and strategies to assist you in creating a new co-teaching program or strengthening your current co-teaching program.

You will learn how two teachers can work together most efficiently and effectively, numerous ways to differentiate lessons that work best with two teachers and how to best communicate with your co-teaching partner. Co-teaching has the potential to assist educators to create classrooms that recognize and address the range of student abilities by using the expertise of both general educators and specialists. Join Anne and discover the powerful benefits of co-teaching and gain a wealth of new ideas you can use immediately in your school or district as you plan a new co-teaching program or want to build on what you are currently doing.

A Practical, Two-Day Institute Focused on Strengthening Your Co-Teaching Program

Plan to attend as a school team, department team, district team, or as a school/district leader to gain specific strategies to increase the effectiveness and streamline the planning for your co-teaching program. You will learn how to build on the success of your current program, identify the key components that have the greatest impact on student achievement and find specific areas you need to target for implementation and improvement. Leave equipped with a wealth of the most effective co-teaching strategies to help you accelerate achievement for all your students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners.

Develop a Plan to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Co-Teaching Program: Planning, Scheduling and Evaluating the Co-Teaching Process

Discover the attributes of highly effective co-teaching models and how you can start or strengthen co-teaching in your own department, grade level, school, or district, including building teacher instructional expertise and developing collaborative co-teaching teams. During the two days, you will learn numerous strategies to maximize achievement for your students. Ideas and tips for planning, scheduling and evaluating will be shared along with specific ideas to build relationships between co-teachers to create successful inclusive classrooms and schools. You will also receive an extensive resource handbook to help you implement all you learn when you return to your school or district.

Support and Train your Teachers, including:

  • How to maximize your students' learning through effective co-teaching practices … Implications for your own school or district program
  • Powerful strategies for using co-teaching to teach and reach students with disabilities and maximize instructional effectiveness for all students
  • Tools to strengthen relationships between co-teaching staff and maximize each person's expertise
  • Ideas and tips for planning, scheduling and evaluating the co-teaching process
  • Grouping structures that maximize learning for all students
  • Professional learning activities that help maintain and grow your co-teaching program
  • Real-life ways to find time for planning and monitoring co-taught instruction … Ideas that will make the best use of the limited time you have
  • Proven approaches for overcoming resistance and increasing buy-in
  • Successful structures for communicating effectively in co-teaching partnerships
  • Dynamic differentiated techniques for adapting instruction and assessment to reach more students
  • Tips for using technology in a co-taught classroom
  • Strategies to teach students to learn and work in groups in a co-taught classroom
  • Practical tools to clarify roles and responsibilities so both teachers are fully utilized
  • Innovative ways to keep rigor and your standards a priority in the co-taught classroom
  • Efficient techniques and frameworks for co-planning your lessons so all students are working toward meeting your standards
  • Dozens of instantly usable strategies, innovative tips and techniques you can use and share to strengthen your co-teaching program

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

For years I have embraced the challenge of teaching in inclusive classrooms with students who need creative and varied instructional strategies. Some of my students have special education labels, some are English language learners, some gifted, and many have no label at all but still have unique needs. How do we nurture success for all? The most effective method I have ever found for meeting those needs has been collaborative teaching. Co-teaching with others provides students with a richer and more effective learning experience. Two teachers, with different expertise, planning and teaching together CAN meet the wide needs in a classroom! Seeing it happen firsthand made me want to spread the news to other educators. So I began working with schools all over the country, even around the world, to make effective co-teaching practices become a reality for all.

But how do we co-teach most effectively? We now have a growing body of experience, literature and research that tells us what the best co-teachers do. In this two-day, intensive leadership institute, I will share with you what we've learned – what works and what doesn't. Why make mistakes if you can learn from others' experience? Why struggle to develop your own tools and protocols if you can adopt or adapt things that we know are proven to work?

Come and join me so I can share tips, timesavers and tools that will enhance co-teaching in your school or district right away. Leave with a renewed energy and practical strategies to use in your own co-taught classroom or to share with colleagues in your school and district. Get answers to the questions you have about how to make co-teaching work, grow and last. Together we can develop successful co-teaching practices that help all students succeed.

Anne Beninghof

P.S. This two-day institute has been designed for K-12 teachers and leaders. Because I have co-taught at high school, middle school and elementary school, there will be lots of practical ideas for all grade levels!

Who Should Attend

Grades K-12 Special Education and ELL Staff, District and School Leaders and Teacher Teams including: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff and Other Specialists who Co-Teach or are Preparing to Co-Teach as a Part of Their Inclusion Practices

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this institute. The handbook includes:

  • Descriptions of critical co-teaching components
  • Samples of co-teaching lesson plans across content areas
  • Worksheets and reproducibles for organizing the co-teaching relationship
  • Teacher-friendly lists of instructional strategies that work especially well in co-taught classrooms
  • Tips for communicating with your partner
  • Tools for evaluating your co-teaching program
  • A bibliography of resources on co-teaching

Meet and Share
This institute provides a great opportunity for school and district leaders and teams to meet and share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical ways to strengthen their co-teaching programs.

Consultation Available
Anne Beninghof will be available throughout the two-day institute for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own co-teaching program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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