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
Uniquely Qualified Instructors
Sonya Kunkel is an outstanding educator with more than 35 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 and inclusive practices. 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 Inclusive 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 Co-Teaching conferences.
Savanna Flakes is an engaging and enthusiastic international presenter, special education teacher, teacher-leader, and special education consultant with a passion for working with students with special needs and their teachers. She has extensive experience in special education including Co-Teaching, differentiation, classroom management, and serving students with special needs in inclusive classrooms. Savanna is known for her passion and dedication to reaching diverse learners, and is the author of Shaking Up Special Education.
Catherine Wilson is an outstanding educator, consultant, and national presenter, known for her enthusiasm and practical ideas for teaching students with disabilities. Catherine brings an extraordinary passion for meeting the needs of all students through Specially Designed Instruction, appropriate access and supports that shift the focus from students with "disabilities" to student "abilities."
|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.|
|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 Coâ€‘Taught classrooms
For in-person conferences, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.
Semester Credit Option
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.