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2 Day Event:
December 1-2, 2022
Crowne Plaza North
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43229
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8:30 am – 3:35 pm
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Co-Teaching Conference: Powerful Partnerships for Improving Student Performance

Presented by Experienced Co-Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Co-Teaching Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Expert Instructors
  • Co-Teaching Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Savanna Flakes is an engaging and enthusiastic international presenter who believes teachers can successfully work together in Co-Teaching teams to reach and teach every child. She is an award-winning teacher, leader, author, and educational consultant shaking up special education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a National Education Technology Standards Certified Teacher and the author of Shaking Up Special Education: Instructional Moves to Increase Student Achievement. Savanna currently serves as an international education consultant, coaching teachers, modeling effective instructional pedagogy for teachers, and providing professional development on inclusion, co teaching, differentiation, classroom management, and universal design for learning. Savanna is known for her passion and dedication to reaching diverse learners, and her exciting, hands-on, and collaborative seminars.

Yamiley Jean-Simon is an experienced Co-Teacher and presenter. Yamiley first started utilizing Co-Teaching strategies in inclusive classrooms as a special education teacher. She experienced such effective results that she returned for more training in order to become the district's Co-Teaching trainer. Over the years, she has collected a wide variety of strategies and tactics to leverage the Co-Teaching partnership in a wide variety of classrooms. As a Special Education leader, Yamiley enjoyed helping teachers learn her classroom-tested strategic supports tailored for student growth and success.

Petra Nelson is a highly experienced special education teacher, Co-Teacher, educational consultant, and international presenter. With decades of grades PreK-12 experience, Petra has worked extensively as a Co-Teacher and special educator. She has also trained and supported thousands of teachers and administrators on effective inclusive practices using co-teaching. Petra knows firsthand the unique challenges facing Co-Teachers in creating the most effective Co-Taught classrooms to bettersupport students with special needs. She is passionate about providing real, doable, practical approaches for helping students make maximum gains through Co-Teaching strategies and partnerships.

Conference Agenda

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7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

K-12 General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Paraprofessionals, and other specialists who Co-Teach or are preparing to Co-Teach as part of their inclusion practices

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don't attend. These materials include:

  • Timesaving tips and effective procedures for Co-Planning
  • Fresh ideas to establish and nurture strong collaborative partnerships
  • Teacher-friendly, easy-to-use strategies for differentiating instruction in Co?Taught classrooms

A printed copy of the resource handbook will be available to registrants at the conference site as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this 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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