Institute for Educational Development

CO-TEACHING: Effective Strategies for the Successful Co-Taught, Inclusive Classroom

NEW Seminar Presented By
Melissa Robertson

Outstanding Special Educator and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for K-12 Teachers, Special Education Staff, and Other Specialists who Currently Co-Teach or Plan to Co-Teach as Part of Inclusive Practices

  • Countless practical tools for a strong co-teaching partnership
  • Highly effective communication and collaboration techniques for more effectively working together in the co-taught classroom
  • Realistic strategies for incorporating specially designed instruction into your co-taught lessons without adding hours of extra planning time
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of classroom-ready materials and resources to strengthen your co-teaching instruction and partnership

Practical Strategies

You won't want to miss this exciting, NEW seminar Melissa Robertson designed to help you enhance your successful, inclusive co-taught classroom. With increased understanding of the academic and behavioral components of the co-taught classroom, teachers can feel a sense of confidence as they implement the latest, high-yield practices to meet the needs of all students. One of the best ways to increase the success of every student is through strong, collaborative co-teaching partnerships.

In this seminar, Melissa will share with you not only the structural components of a powerful co-taught classroom, but how to easily implement those classroom-proven strategies to strengthen your co-teaching partnership. This highly practical seminar will include proven high-quality instructional practices that ensure the success of all students. A variety of strategies will be presented allowing you to choose the ones that best fit the needs of your team as you enhance your program.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join Melissa and discover countless ways to increase the success of your co-taught classroom and take away an extensive, resource handbook with steps to follow for classrooms K-12.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. The Keys to More Effective Planning and Scheduling in the Co-Taught Classroom
    Explore key strategies for more effective planning and scheduling … Increase your effectiveness while reducing planning time
  2. Updated Instructional Strategies for the Co-Taught, Inclusive Classroom
    Increase academic success, prioritize learning goals and develop specially designed instruction using the model that works best for your team
  3. Practical Strategies for Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom
    Learn the best co-teaching practices to improve student success
  4. Learn the Best, High-Yield Instructional Strategies for the Co-Taught, Inclusive Classroom
    Choose from the best instructional strategies for co-teaching … Support inclusion of all students and provide the feedback they need to thrive
  5. Improve Communication and Enhance Instruction
    Powerful listening, questioning and problem-solving strategies to support your team and the growth of your students
  6. Get Better Results Using High-Leverage Assessment Practices
    Use assessment data to develop a strengths-based profile for each of your students … Develop specially designed instruction to meet your students' real needs
  7. Utilize a Proven, Step-by-Step Approach to Improve Behavior
    Student-centered strategies leading to improved behaviors in all your students … Learning environments to ensure a growth-minded perspective for all
  8. Improve Academics and Enhance Engagement
    Learn how to support more students through intensive instruction in order to ensure academic and social-emotional growth
  9. Strengthen Your Instructional Repertoire
    Enhance your "toolkit" of cognitive strategies and scaffolding techniques to support student learning … Discover new ways to use technology to support active engagement
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Co-Teaching Resource Handbook
    Dozens of K-12 ideas and resources to more effectively schedule, plan and instruct with your co-teaching partner

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Current and relevant co-teaching practices
  • Strategies to develop a strengths-based approach to the co-taught classroom
  • Specific practices for collaborating with your colleagues to build successful co-teaching relationships
  • Up-to-date essential elements for accommodating student learning
  • Must-have tools for communicating in the co-taught classroom
  • Essential elements of instruction for the co-teaching experience
  • Powerful strategies for supporting pro-social behavior
  • Innovative ideas for developing confidence, creativity and curiosity in the successful co-taught classroom
  • Essential feedback strategies for supporting student growth
  • Proven ideas for meeting the needs of all students through responsive co-taught actions
  • An easy-to-follow, structured plan for enhancing your co-taught classroom
  • Timesaving tips for adapting and modifying curriculum, supporting flexible grouping and improving student learning

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

The challenges that we face today in educating all students in inclusive settings require us to effectively collaborate which can mean feeling vulnerable and, without a doubt, challenged. My NEW seminar, CO-TEACHING: Effective Strategies for the Successful Co-Taught, Inclusive Classroom, highlights dozens of strategies for developing more effective collaboration and planning. This seminar will help you choose the strategies that best match your team's needs, allowing you to thoughtfully select the tools and practical strategies you need to enhance your existing program.

With over 25 years of co-teaching experience in grades K-12, I have tried many strategies … some have worked and some have not. As I moved away from serving students in a pull-out model and moved toward a co-teaching partnership, I felt the challenges all teams encounter and discovered evidence-based co-teaching and instructional practices that led to stronger partnerships and substantial increases in the prosocial behaviors and academics of all learners. During this seminar, my goal is to share with you the most practical strategies to achieve great results through streamlined practices. I will share realistic, classroom-tested instructional practices that make co-teaching possible for any team. Be ready to walk away with tools that can lead to more positive results for your students.

It is truly my privilege to work with you during this seminar to develop strong co-teaching practices that will not only benefit your students but will provide your team the tools it needs to increase your success. If you want to learn more about co-teaching from a realistic perspective and increase the tools available to your team, then this seminar is for you! I will share with you ways to save time and increase effectiveness. Join me to discover how to get results quickly and learn which tools are most effective for developing practical systems, productive collaboration and greater success for your students.

Kind Regards,
Melissa Robertson

P.S. I hope you can join me. You will walk away with countless practical strategies that will make your co-teaching even more effective!

Who Should Attend

K-12 Teachers, Special Education Staff, and Other Specialists who Currently Co-Teach or Plan to Co-Teach as Part of Inclusive Practices

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Co-Teaching Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive Co-Teaching resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • An easy-to-use, structured plan for enhancing your co-taught program
    • Practical behavioral strategies for supporting students
    • Guidance for assessing students and developing a strengths-based student profile
    • Rubrics and outlines to support collaborative planning in the co-taught inclusive classroom
    • Supports for designing instruction toward specific learning goals
  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-taught classroom.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Melissa Robertson 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.