Special Education Hot Topic Workshops
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CEC's Hot Topic Workshops are coming to Florida, bringing you one of special education's leading expert to help you tackle one of the burning issues in the field today: Co-teaching. 

Co-teaching: Putting All the Pieces Together for Student Success

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Co-teaching has become an increasingly utilized service delivery option that affects many students, including those from diverse groups. However, merely placing students with disabilities in general education classrooms and encouraging their teachers to work together is not sufficient for achieving improved results. In this overview session we will explore three major dimensions essential to contemporary, outcomes-driven co-teaching: (a) the updated roles and responsibilities of both general and special educators in the co-taught class (let’s get past the marriage metaphor); (b) specially designed instruction (SDI) in co-teaching (otherwise, why are we doing this?); and (c) co-teaching structures, including creative and effective variations of them (going beyond the traditional six approaches).

After this Hot Topic Workshop you'll be part of a co-teaching team that can:

  • Analyze the differences between co-teaching of the past and co-teaching in the present, focusing on the importance of specially designed instruction, the distinction from inclusion, and the rationale for contemporary co-teaching.
  • Apply six co-teaching approaches and variations of them to relevant subject matter and grade levels.
  • Identify at least three logistical problems that affect co-teaching quality and employ realistic strategies to resolve them (e.g., class composition, scheduling, planning time).
  • Evaluate your current co-teaching practices against the evidence base provided by policy, the professional research literature, and practitioner evidence, articulating at least two changes to improve implementation and outcomes.

Who should attend:

  • Teachers
  • Co-teaching teams
  • School & district administrators
  • Teacher educators
 Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, teacher educator, and staff developer. Professor Emerita of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she consults with school professionals nationally and internationally and is the author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education, a variety of co-teaching materials for teachers and administrators, more than 50 articles, and a popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices.

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Workshop Location

Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082