Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ATTENTION Co-Teachers!

Greetings, Co-Teachers!
We hope that 2015 is off to a good start and that you and your colleagues are continuing to enjoy the benefits of your collaborative partnerships!  Since you have participated in our professional learning on co-teaching, we’re making sure you know about a follow-up planning session scheduled in just a couple of weeks.
Our session on February 5th promises to be helpful in assisting teams to not only find the time to plan, but to also use co-teaching efficiently, and effectively, in planning instruction that results in the most benefit for all students. A link to registration is below. Hope to see you there!

A Facilitated Planning Session for the Co-Taught Classroom
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

SERC Library
Community Room, Middletown

Registration Closing Date: 1/28/2015

Audience:  Pre-K-Grade 12; Co-teaching Teams consisting of General and Special Educators,
ELL/ESL/Bilingual Educators, Reading or Math Consultants/Specialists, or other
Student Support Services Professionals

Presenters:  Virginia Babcock and Missy Wrigley , SERC Consultants

Fee: $95 per person

Effective planning leads to effective co-teaching. When planning time is lacking or
not used strategically, many co-teaching teams fall into the trap of "one teach, one
help." Through role clarification and increased collaboration in lesson development
and delivery, co-teachers’ use of time will be more efficient and effective, resulting in
more cohesive instruction and improved student outcomes.

During this session, teams will explore creative ways to find additional time for co-planning
Participants will have the opportunity to share strategies for maximizing the
use of allotted planning time, discuss the division of roles and responsibilities, and
address students’ individualized education program (IEP) goals through purposeful
planning. Teams should bring all the materials necessary to plan a unit or series of lessons.

The $90 per-person fee includes the full-day session at SERC, plus one copy per team of Lisa Dieker’s "The
Co-Teaching Lesson Plan Book" (Third Edition).

PLEASE NOTE: This session is designed for experienced co-teachers who are
seeking to improve the effectiveness of their planning and instruction in a co-taught
classroom.  Attendance by both co-teaching team members is required.
Please register online at:
For registration questions, please contact Leticia Garcia Guerra, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 233 or

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