Real-World Co-Teaching at the Elementary Level


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
4-5 p.m. ET 

At the elementary level, co-teaching is driven by the Common Core (or other) State Standards and whole-class instruction. This webinar takes familiar co-teaching models (e.g., station teaching, parallel teaching) and gives specific examples of how to co-teach in those contexts using evidence-based strategies such as mnemonics, graphic organizers, instruction in study skills and note taking. Preparing for classroom instruction, monitoring students’ progress, assessing outcomes, and differentiating instruction will be emphasized.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe common co-teaching arrangements in elementary-level classrooms
  • Select and use evidence-based instructional strategies to monitor students’ progress, learning outcomes, and achievement gains in co-taught elementary classrooms
  • Collaborate more effectively with co-teaching partners in elementary classrooms
  • Locate and use additional resources on effective co-teaching at the elementary school level


Laurie Debettencourt Laurie 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.