Mini-Conference: Co-Teaching: Beyond the Basics with Dr. Marilyn Friend
December 5, 2014
8:30AM - 3:00 PM
136 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
Co-teaching offers options to enable students with disabilities, those who are English learners, and those with other special needs to reach their potential by providing them with access to the general education curriculum while ensuring that they receive the specially designed instruction to which they are entitled. When teachers carefully analyze their complementary areas of expertise and blend those unique strengths, they create classrooms that are richer, more intensive, and more tailored to address student needs. However, co-teaching partnerships are developmental, and even experienced co-teachers can continue to increase their knowledge and refine their skills. This session will address questions that you have related to the co-teaching practice you have been implementing for the past several years, to extend concepts already introduced with elaborated ideas and strategies, and to add techniques, especially those related to increasing instructional intensity in the Common Core State Standards. The intent is to provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your co-teaching practice, to celebrate its strengths, and to learn specific strategies to move co-teaching to the next level.