Real-World Co-Teaching


9/18/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

9/18/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In collaboration with the Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)

Thursday, Sept. 18
Thursday, Oct. 2
4-5 p.m. ET

This webinar series addresses the practical issues of how to implement evidence-based practices in the real world of co-taught classrooms. Differentiated for elementary and secondary-level co-teachers, the webinars will offer concrete examples of how to apply practices with demonstrated effectiveness in the context of particular co-teaching models.


Laurie DebettencourtLaurie U. deBettencourt, Ph.D., is professor and program lead for special education in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. Her recent research concentrates on the special education labor market and its implications for policymakers and educators. She has focused on teacher certification, especially alternative routes to certification. In particular, she has focused most of her recent research efforts on improving the induction of beginning special education teachers into the classroom. She is editor of Teacher Education and Special Education and has co-authored several textbooks and written numerous articles related to instruction of students with mild to moderate disabilities. She has conducted workshops for teachers around the county on teaching study skills to students in mixed ability classes. She serves currently as Vice President of CEC’s Division of Learning Disabilities.

Weiss MargaretMargaret P. Weiss, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University. Her research interests include how to deliver effective instruction within co-taught settings at the secondary level. Most recently, Dr. Weiss worked with secondary education faculty to conduct research on co-teaching in higher education to better prepare general and special educators for their experiences in K-12 schools. At George Mason, she teaches courses on collaboration and secondary methods for students with mild disabilities. Dr. Weiss is currently the treasurer of CEC’s Division for Learning Disabilities. She is a former special educator and co-teacher at the middle and high school level.