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7:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Co-Teaching Conference

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 enjoys helping teachers learn her classroom-tested strategic supports tailored for student growth and success.

Toby Karten is an award-winning special educator, dynamic presenter, and author who is passionate in sharing her knowledge with others. She has taught students ranging from preschool to graduate level across the least restrictive continuum. Her interactive presentations and more than 30 publications offer practical and creative Monday morning applications. You will leave her Co-Teaching sessions inspired and strengthened with collaborative must-do and can-do strategies and resources that spin the Co-Teaching challenges into action-based solutions.

Conference Agenda

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Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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 Digital 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

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
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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