If you are co-teaching, you need co-teaching professional development. Come and learn about co-teaching structures, team meeting tools/process, and ways to “shake up” instruction as a team in this two-day training.
This session is intended to prompt discussion and encourage partners to talk and think about teaching beliefs, teaching roles, and collaborative behaviors. Dr. Kluth will discuss a variety of co-teaching structures (e.g., duet teaching, station teaching, parallel teaching, one teach/one make multi-sensory) and explore other ways educators can collaborate during daily lessons (e.g., spotlighting, anchoring). She will also share ideas for developing a shared vision, setting team goals, differentiating as a team, learning from your partner, and celebrating your successes!
Who Should Attend:
- Will explore co-teaching and collaboration research.
- Will understand the role that co-teaching plays in the inclusive classroom.
- Will be introduced to five co-teaching structures that help educators support diverse learners.
- Will learn 5+ collaborative exercises.
- Will examine 3+ strategies (eg: goal setting) for strengthening collaborative relationships in the classroom and beyond.
This training is targeted for grade levels: K-12.
Satisfactory completion requirements:
- Attendance is based on your signature in and out of the session. Failure to provide a signature in and out will result in no credit. Virtual attendance is taken via the Zoom Chat.
- Participants are expected to attend both sessions to earn credit.
- Participants must complete an electronic course evaluation within two weeks of the session date to be sent a certificate.
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Participation fees are waived for TrueNorth employees, TrueNorth member district employees, and parents of students in our TrueNorth member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $300.00 ($150 per day) plus a $30 material fee for their copy of 30 Days to the Co-taught Classroom
, (Causton and Kluth). Participation or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellation and Refund Information:
There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advance notice to open the spot for another person. TrueNorth reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrollment. TrueNorth does not charge prior to the start of the offered session. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up to the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first session.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. She is a former K-12 special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, co-teacher, and inclusion facilitator. Paula has also been a university professor and has taught courses on both inclusion and disability studies. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. She also frequently works with families and advocacy groups to support goals related to inclusion. In addition to inclusive education, her professional interests include Universal Design for Learning, coteaching, and educating students with complex support needs.
All In: 18 Ways to Include All Students in Virtual Classrooms
is Paula’s newest book. She is also the author or co-author of 15 other titles including Universal Design Daily, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?, and “You’re Going to Love This Kid!”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms.
She is also the author of a few books for children including Coaster
, a story of a puppy with wonderful wheels.
Paula has won several awards in her field. She is the recipient of the PEAK Parent Center’s Ally for Inclusion Award; The PEAL [Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership] Center’s Inclusive Education Champion Award; The National Down Syndrome Congress’s Educator of the Year; The Belle Center of Chicago’s Inclusion Advocate of the Year; and the University of Wisconsin’s “Forward Under 40” Award.
Dr. Kluth is the owner of Paula Kluth Consulting. As an independent education consultant & scholar, she receives a presenter's fee for this training. Dr. Kluth is also the author and co-author of many publications including 30 Days to the Co-taught Classroom
in which she receives royalties for their sales.
Dr. Kluth consults with schools, disability organizations, and parent groups. She advises and provides technical support primarily in the areas of inclusive schooling, autism, and differentiated instruction.
*Member Districts include:
Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.
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