Institute for Educational Development


Location: LONG ISLAND
Date: May 14, 2018


$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Best, Specially Designed Instruction Strategies to Strengthen Your CO TEACHING

NEW Seminar Presented By
Katy Weber

Experienced Special Education Co-Teacher and Outstanding International Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades K-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, ESL Teachers, and Other Specialists Who Currently Co-Teach or Plan to Co-Teach as Part of Their Schools’ Inclusive Practices
(Team attendance encouraged, but not required.)

  • Practical strategies for incorporating specially designed instruction in your co-taught lessons without adding hours of extra planning time
  • Learn how general and special education teachers can work together more successfully to maximize student learning through data-driven specially designed instruction and effective time management
  • Proven ways two teachers can provide specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of your students
  • Dozens of ideas to strengthen your instruction and partnership in the co-taught classroom and receive an extensive co-teaching resource handbook filled with classroom-ready materials and resources to make specially designed instruction an integral part of your co-teaching practices

Practical Strategies

Students with diverse needs must be challenged to excel within the general curriculum and be prepared for success in their post-school lives. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to partner professionals in the classroom through co-teaching. Co-teaching has the potential to help educators create classrooms that recognize and respectfully address a tremendous range of student diversity by drawing on the expertise of both general and special educators. You will learn practical ways to incorporate specially designed instruction into your co taught classrooms while helping students with special needs meet or exceed high academic expectations.

In this NEW, strategy-packed seminar, experienced co-teacher and co-teaching trainer Katy Weber will share practical ways for defining your roles, planning for and providing instruction that works, and tips for maximizing the value of each team member. By the end of the day, you will walk away with dozens of highly practical, effective strategies and an extensive co-teaching resource handbook to help you achieve your goal of reaching and teaching every student more effectively in your co-taught classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Key Components of Providing Specially Designed Instruction in the Co-Taught Classroom
    How to provide specially designed instruction explicitly … Learn the key components that make it intentional and transparent in your co-taught lessons
  2. More Effectively Address the Unique Needs of Your Students Through Well-Thought-Out Co-Teaching Lessons
    Acquire timesaving strategies to target assessment, data management and progress monitoring to provide specially designed instruction to meet individual educational goals
  3. Develop Growth Mindsets in the Co-Taught Classroom
    Explore practical strategies for developing the growth mindset kind of learner … Learn which practices co-educators can use to ensure students develop confidence in themselves as learners and in their learning … Here’s how
  4. Incorporate Numerous Tools and Resources to Strengthen Your Specially Designed Instruction
    What works in successful co-teaching situations and how you can adapt to meet your student’s needs … Ideas for differentiating, using small group instruction, whole class strategies, and numerous resources you won’t want to miss!
  5. Maintain High Expectations in Your Co-Taught Classroom
    Learn innovative ways to keep rigor and relevant priorities in your classroom … Meeting the requirements of high standards in a co-taught classroom
  6. Recognize SDI mandates and Their Impact on Student Achievement
    Discover how purposeful planning can be aligned to the unique needs of students, thus leading to increased focused learning opportunities aligned with the state standards
  7. Embed Specially Designed Instruction into Your Co-Teaching
    Explore examples and learn to integrate specifically tailored instructional strategies for co-teaching that will ensure students receive the specially designed instruction to achieve the goals of their Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  8. Provide the Most Appropriate Accommodations and Modifications
    Timesaving, collaborative and problem-solving techniques to provide quality accommodations and modifications … Experience numerous, doable strategies that increase learning for students with special needs
  9. Utilize Highly Effective Teaching Strategies that Align with High Academic Expectations
    Learn a variety of research-based, brain-based strategies that you and your co-teacher can use to reach all students and exceed the rigor of high expectations
  10. Receive an Extensive Co-Teaching Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive the extensive resource handbook written specifically for this seminar to help you implement the strategies when you return to your co-taught classroom

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Dozens of ways to integrate specially designed instructional strategies and activities that can be incorporated into your co-teaching
  • Up-to-date co-teaching strategies with current practices and variations to strengthen your co-taught classroom
  • How to attain and maintain the rigor that your state standards require
  • Ways to help your students with special needs take charge of their own learning in your co-taught classrooms
  • Hands-on strategies to increase teacher expertise and build your instructional toolkit to improve student achievement in the co-taught classroom
  • The most useful tools and resources for working together to strengthen your specially designed instruction for students
  • How to maximize the benefits of small groups with research-based instructional strategies
  • Proven ways to boost student learning and active involvement using specially designed instruction
  • Practical solutions for challenges faced with IEP modifications, lesson planning, progress monitoring, re-teaching, meeting academic expectations, and balancing professional roles in the classroom
  • Up-to-date techniques to adapt, enrich and modify your instruction to meet high academic expectations
  • Ways to build on what you currently have in place in your co-taught classroom by targeting what your students really need and what you and your co-teacher can realistically add or change
  • Clear examples of how co-teaching can work effectively at all grade levels
  • Specific ideas for defining roles between co-teachers
  • Timesaving ideas for motivating, engaging and empowering your students
  • Explore creative ideas for finding time to collaborate and co-plan
  • Distinguish best practices to tap the expertise of each teacher in the co-teaching partnership
  • Dynamic assessment techniques to collect rich student data and use to adjust instruction in co-taught classrooms
  • Numerous technology resources to support student engagement and promote higher-order thinking
  • 
Methods of teaching with emphasis on proceeding in small steps, checking for student understanding and achieving active and successful participation by all students
  • Ways co-teachers can more effectively address state-specific standards

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

“Surrender the Me for We.” This was the introduction that I was given the day I stepped foot into our co-taught classroom. My educational career has been spent as a co-teacher and co-teaching mentor who is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of extremely diverse students. Co-teaching has broadened my own skills, made it easier to expand my teaching styles. It has provided my students with a richer and more effective learning experience. I’ve learned what works, what pitfalls to avoid, what’s practical and realistic, and what practices are ineffective and undermine the necessity to address diverse student needs.

Having a repertoire of highly effective instructional strategies to match the necessary specially designed instruction students need will make your job as a co-teacher much easier! As a co-teacher and a school improvement specialist, I have witnessed the success stories of victorious co-teaching teams and students who thrive with engaging and targeted instruction. I look forward to sharing with you many proven and research-based co-teaching practices that embed specially designed instructional strategies to accelerate student achievement!

My commitment to you is that you will leave this seminar with dozens of effective instructional strategies for accelerating student achievement and decreasing the achievement gap of students with special needs. I look forward to meeting you at the seminar.

Sincerely,
Katy Weber

P.S. This seminar has been designed for K-12 educators. There will be many practical ideas for all levels.

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Grades K-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, ESL Teachers, and Other Specialists Who Currently Co-Teach or Plan to Co-Teach as Part of Their Schools’ Inclusive Practices
(Team attendance encouraged, but not required.)

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive co-teaching resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Instructional strategies on differentiation instruction, explicit instruction and specially designed instruction
    • Ideas for creating a learning environment to accelerate student achievement
    • Critical components of co-teaching
    • A bibliography of materials and websites related to strategy instruction, teaching and learning strategies, etc.
    • Guidelines for adapting the content, methodology and delivery of instruction
    • Interactive worksheets that will allow time for collaboration with participants
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their co-teaching programs.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Katy 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:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is 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 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.