West H.S. Special Education Dept.
December 7, 2015
"I've consistently found the greatest positive effect on students is to be in classrooms where the specialist is doing something special." - Anne Beninghof
To Clone or Not to Clone?
Co-Teaching: Making It Work Pages 10-15
Beninghof challenges a common misconception–that in a good co-teaching classroom, no one should be able to tell which one is the special education teacher and which is the regular classroom teacher. This misconception - that good co-teachers become clones of each other - often results in poor outcomes for students. Beninghof describes strategies to utilize the strengths of each professional in order to maximize student growth.
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Professional Development Opportunities
Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 4-5:30pm
737 East Hudson Street
Choose between one of these fantastic PD opportunities!
1. Co-Teaching 101
Learn the basic components of co-teaching including teacher roles and responsibilities. This opportunity is lead by Dr. Alecia Russell and will be held at Hudson Distribution Center in the Paul Lindquist room.
2. Co-Teaching 102
Learn how to maximize instructional strategies, utilize the expertise of both teachers and increase student engagement in co-teaching classrooms. This opportunity is lead by Dr. Keisha Fletcher Bates and will be held at the Hudson Distribution Center in the Professional Library.
Special Education Department Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2:30-3pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Alternate Assessment Training Dates and Times
Initial Training (6 Hours)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to each of the 3 sessions you plan to attend. You must attend one 2-hour training each month.
Location: Kingswood Data Center, 1091 King Ave., Lab 1 Classroom
- Choose 1 Day: Dec. 14, 3:15-5:15 OR Dec. 15, 4:15-6:15 OR Dec. 16, 4:15-6:15
- Choose 1 Day: Jan. 12, 3:15-5:15 OR Jan. 13, 4:15-6:15 OR Jan. 14, 4:15-6:15
- Choose 1 Day: Feb. 9, 3:15-5:15 OR Feb. 10, 4:15-6:15 OR Feb. 11, 4:15-6:15
Review / Refresher Training (3 Hours)
Please RSVP to email@example.com one week prior to each of the 3 sessions you will be attending. You must attend one 1-hour training each month.
Location: Kingswood Data Center 1091 King Ave - Lab 2 Classroom
- Choose 1 Day and Time: December 14, 15, OR 16, 3:15-4:15 OR 4:15-5:15
- Choose 1 Day and Time: January 12, 13, OR 14, 3:15-4:15 OR 4:15-5:15
- Choose 1 Day and Time: February 9, 10, OR 11, 3:15-4:15 OR 4:15-5:15
Optional Q & A Session
This session is for ANYONE giving the Alternate Assessment or is going to be a second rater. Stop in anytime to ask questions. There is no formal presentation.
Location: Kingswood Data Center, 1091 King Ave, Media Room
- February 17, 2:30-5:30