The Power of Leadership Teams: Collaborating to Improve Student Outcomes

Serving on leadership teams can be both a rewarding and challenging endeavor. Meeting structures that support productivity and collaboration can improve the teaming process.  The Power of Leadership Teams: Collaborating to Improve Student Outcomes is an interactive webinar that provides specific strategies to make team meetings more effective and efficient.  Participants will learn and practice techniques for establishing group norms, effective communication skills, and problem-solving protocols.

The Nuts and Bolts of Co-Teaching

Co-teaching is first and foremost a special education service delivery model, whereby students with disabilities receive the specially designed instruction needed to address specific skill deficits (Friend, 2014). Co-teaching involves a partnership between two licensed educators, usually a general education teacher and a special education teacher, sharing responsibility for one classroom of diverse students. These professionals share the planning and delivery of instruction as well as accountability for student learning. Such a partnership between professionals with different areas of expertise is necessary for some students with disabilities to access and make progress in the general education setting.

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