Intro to Co-Teaching

Fostering the Co-Teaching Relationship

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Target Audience:

Teachers in Co-Teaching Teams in grades PreK - 12, School Administrators, Special Education Supervisors. While not mandatory, co-teaching pairs or groups are encouraged to attend as a team.

Agenda & Overview

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Introduction to Co-Teaching Workshop (3 hours)

Our learning objectives for the morning session will include:

• Defining co-teaching and share its benefits

• Describing six (6) co-teaching approaches with practical examples

• Discussing the qualities and characteristics of effective co-teachers

Note: The presenters will model various co-teaching approaches throughout the workshop.

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Fostering the Co-Teaching Relationship (3 hours)

During the afternoon session, participants will:

• Discuss top tips for successful co-teaching experiences

• Understand the qualities and characteristics of effective co-teachers

Note: The presenters will continue to model various co-teaching approaches. Each tip presented will have at least one activity associated with it. This part of the workshop is best to do in actual co-teaching pairs or groups, but we can make it work if that is not the case.

Faculty Members

Amy Elston, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Office of Partnerships and Field Experiences

Wright State University

Tracey Kramer

Director of the Office of Partnerships and Field Experiences

edTPA Coordinator

Wright State University

Essential Details:

Date: January 15, 2019

Optional: Follow Up Collaboration Session - February 21st**

Time: 1/15 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm); 2/21 (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Location: Botkins Local Schools, Sports Complex (208 North Sycamore Street, Botkins)

Deadline to Register: Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Registration is limited to the first 30 registrants.

**Follow Up Collaboration Session: To support implementation, a complimentary follow-up collaboration session will be held on February 21, 2019 at Botkins Local Schools from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. There is no additional fee required to attend the follow-up session, but an RSVP will be required no later than February 11, 2019. The collaboration session will only be open to participants attending the January 15th workshop. Additional details regarding the follow-up session will be discussed at the face-to-face workshop on January 15th.

Costs? Registration Fees

~$75 for Hardin, Shelby, Logan, Madison, and Champaign County Public School Districts, Boards of DD, & Career Centers.

~$125 for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/non-profits.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received 11 days prior to the day of the event. Cancellations receive outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.


Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 8am-3pm

Botkins Sport's Complex, 208 North Sycamore Street, Botkins, Ohio 45306

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in at the office, find the room, and get settled.

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.

Weather Contingency Policy: Participants should plan to arrive unless they receive a formal “CLOSURE / CANCELLATION” email from the Midwest Regional ESC on the morning of the event. Unless the County Sheriff closes the roads, we plan to move forward with the event.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.