Real-World Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level


10/2/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

10/2/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In collaboration with the Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)

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

Co-teaching at the high school level adds the challenge of more complex and specialized subject matter. In this webinar, we will explore how research-based practices such as graphic organizers, mnemonics, learning strategies, and self-determination skills, can be integrated into a variety of instructional arrangements by co-teachers in content-based secondary classrooms. Special attention will be given to differentiated instruction in specialized or more advanced content areas.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe common co-teaching arrangements at the secondary level
  • Select and use evidence-based instructional strategies to monitor students’ progress, learning outcomes, and achievement gains in co-taught classrooms at the secondary level
  • Participate fully in co-teaching specialized or more advanced content
  • Locate and use additional resources on research-based instructional strategies in high school classrooms


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.