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 in-person whether in-person or online
- Discover how general educators and specialists can work together with greater success to maximize student learning in co-taught learning environments
- 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 whether your instruction is in-person, online and or in hybrid learning environment.
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 whether you're working in-person or online.
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 learning environments in-person and online. You will also receive an extensive digital resource handbook to help you implement all you learn whether you're working in-person or online.
Two-Day Intensive Co-Teaching Leadership Institute
Here's what you will learn:
- How to maximize your students' learning through effective co-teaching practices … Implications for your own school or district program whether instruction is in-person, online or in a hybrid learning environment
- 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 in-person and online
- 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 in-person and online
- Tips for using technology in co-teaching
- Strategies to teach students to learn and work in groups in a co-taught learning environment
- Practical tools to clarify roles and responsibilities so both teachers are fully utilized
- Innovative ways to keep rigor and your standards a priority
- 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
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. Whether your instruction is in-person, online or in a hybrid learning environment, you'll leave with numerous, successful co-teaching practices that help all students succeed.
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
About BER Live Online Events
With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:
- Outstanding Instructors
All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
- Extensive Resource Handbooks
You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
- Highly Interactive
You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
- Program Guarantee
As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook designed specifically for this institute. The handbook includes:
- Descriptions of critical co-teaching components for In-person, online and hybrid learning environments
- 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 learning environments
- Tips for communicating with your partner in-person and online
- Tools for evaluating your co-teaching program
- A bibliography of resources on co-teaching
Share Ideas With Other Educators
This institute provides a great opportunity for school and district leaders and teams to share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical ways to strengthen their co-teaching programs.
Anne Beninghof will be available for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own co-teaching program.
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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER 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.