Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
7:00 am – 1:30 pm

February 3, 2022

$279.00 per person

 This event will now be presented as a live online event.

Strengthening Your Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Strategies that Work!

NEW Seminar Presented By
Susan Friberg

Outstanding Co-Teacher and International Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades K-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Instructional Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Administrators and other Specialists who currently Co-Teach or plan to Co-Teach as part of their schools’ inclusive practices

  • Proven strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your specially designed instruction (SDI) in the co-teaching classroom
  • Ways to match the most effective co-teaching formats with your co-planned lessons to deliver quality SDI and boost student learning
  • Dozens of instantly usable co-teaching and SDI strategies, innovative resources, and techniques that work!
  • Receive an extensive SDI and Co-Teaching resource handbook packed with practical, use-tomorrow ideas and strategies

Practical Strategies

Are you looking for fresh, new ways to strengthen your co-teaching practices and the specially designed instruction (SDI) your students receive? Join experienced co-teacher, inclusion specialist and national presenter, SUSAN FRIBERG, for an outstanding day packed with practical ways to maximize the effectiveness of your SDI in a co-teaching setting. As a high leverage service delivery model for SDI, co-teaching works when you work it! General education and special education co-teaching partners are highly encouraged to attend together. You will learn the most effective, cutting-edge, classroom-tested co-teaching practices to increase successful student outcomes.

This outstanding seminar provides realistic, proven methods co-teachers can use to co-plan, co-instruct, co-assess, and to determine the best co-teaching formats for maximizing the impact of your SDI. You will receive an extensive resource handbook, packed with practical ideas and strategies to support your success long after the seminar. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover powerful co-teaching strategies and gain a wealth of new ideas you can immediately utilize in your grades K-12 co-taught classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Specially Designed Instructionin a Co-Teaching Setting
    Explore dozens of specially designed instruction (SDI) strategies and activities that can be used in your co-taught classroom immediately … Explore dozens of high-leverage instructional practices designed to boost your students’ success
  2. Help Every Student Meet Curricular and IEP Goals
    Discover multiple ways to better uncover and target your co-taught specially designed instruction toward the specific strengths and areas of needed growth in your students
  3. Select the Most Effective Co-Teaching Formats to Deliver Quality SDI
    Match the best co-teaching formats to your co-planned lessons and activities to maximize student learning … Explore practical ideas that help you make best use of co-teaching formats in flexible, effective ways
  4. Learn What Works and What Doesn’t in Co-Teaching Classrooms
    Avoid the most common mistakes and pitfalls that can interfere with collaborative, effective co-teaching partnerships … Learn how to start out strong and remain on the path to success
  5. Ensure Your Students Make Significant Gains
    Help your students with special needs make strong gains across all educational settings … Incorporate specially designed instruction that is manageable for you and highly effective, responsive, and impactful for your students
  6. Strengthen Your Delivery of Accessible, High Quality SDI
    Learn practical, easy-to-incorporate strategies for strengthening your specially designed instruction in your co-teaching classroom … Increase your students’ engagement, learning stamina, and effort
  7. Maximize Your SDI through Consistent, Effective Co-Planning
    Explore ways to “find” consistent time for co-planning, and co-create effective lessons and activities more easily … Dozens of ideas to help you plan SDI that will maximize the effectiveness of your co-teaching in meeting diverse student needs
  8. Make Best Use of Paraprofessionals in Your Co-Taught Classroom
    Learn practical ways to include paraprofessionals in the co-teaching process to increase the impact of specially designed instruction and strengthen student learning … Capitalize upon the experience and expertise of paraprofessionals
  9. The Latest, Best Practices in Co-Teaching
    Learn dozens of outstanding, best practice specially designed instruction ideas and strategies to help you make the most of your co-teaching program
  10. Receive an Extensive Co-Teaching and SDI Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook written specifically for this seminar, and packed with practical, use-tomorrow ideas and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your specially designed instruction in the co-taught classroom

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies to strengthen your specially designed instruction in a co-taught setting
  • Ways to boost student engagement and active involvement
  • Proven strategies and methods that help students be more independent, expert learners
  • Powerful data collection methods that guide instruction and guide co-teachers toward students that need more targeted interventions
  • Practical growth mindset strategies to make a dramatic difference for students who lack confidence in their abilities as learners
  • Flexible, effective grouping strategies that vary by your intended outcomes, lessons, and activities
  • Ways to effectively match the six co-teaching formats with your specific lessons, units, and activities
  • How to fully utilize both co-teachers’ strengths for maximum effect to increase student growth and achievement
  • Solutions to common co-planning challenges and when to use macro or micro co-planning, or a combination of both
  • Up-to-date SDI in co-teaching practices to help your students with disabilities achieve their IEP goals
  • Proactive co-teaching strategies designed to increase student engagement and decrease behavioral issues
  • Strategies to remove student learning barriers, ensuring every student receives a high-quality education without “watering down” of content

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Inclusive practices are more important than ever due to the increasingly diverse nature of our classrooms and schools today. But how can we best ensure our students receive a quality education and specially designed instruction that supports their diverse needs? The answer is co-teaching – an evidence-based, proven service delivery model that works! In my 32 years as an educator and inclusion specialist, I have witnessed miracles happen in co-taught classrooms!

I am very excited to share with you outstanding strategies to maximize the effectiveness of your specially designed instruction in a co-taught setting. We will explore the essential ingredients necessary to build and maintain a positive professional relationship, clarify the roles of both teachers, find time to co-plan, deliver substantial instruction, enjoy the experience of co-teaching, and much more!

I’ve had the pleasure of being an elementary and secondary co-teacher on both sides of the equation – as a special and a general education co-teacher. I look forward to sharing the best of what works and what doesn’t based on my own co-teaching experiences and those of the thousands of co-teachers I have supported and trained.

In our day together, you will receive dozens of ideas and methods designed to streamline your co-teaching practices and help you more successfully deliver SDI. Gain practical ideas for making best use of your co-planning and the six co-teaching formats. Explore real-life examples to help you work most effectively with your co-teacher to better meet the needs of the students you serve.

Join your colleagues and me for this engaging, down to earth day especially designed for elementary and secondary co-teachers.

Susan Friberg

P.S. I hope you can join me for this fast-paced seminar, filled with great ideas you’ll want to use tomorrow. My promise is to make our day together informative, practical, fun, and well worth your time.

Who Should Attend

Grades K-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Instructional Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Administrators and other Specialists who currently Co-Teach or plan to Co-Teach as part of their schools’ inclusive practices

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical resources and strategies to strengthen your specially designed instruction in a co-teaching setting
    • Ideas and resources to match intended outcomes of a lesson or activity with the appropriate co-teaching formats for maximum learning
    • Practical ways to help you make the most of collaborative co-teaching relationships
    • Templates designed to help you organize and co-plan more effective co-teaching lessons
    • Tips, ideas, and suggestions on developing effective co-teaching programs
    • And much more!

    Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the IED office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in maximizing the effectiveness of specially designed instruction in a co-taught setting.
  3. Consultation Available
    Susan Friberg will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own co-teaching program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. 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.