Small groups should be the focus of a lesson, not an afterthought. In my fourth grade classroom, most of our students are far more successful when they are taught in small groups than when we try to teach the whole class at once.
The Region 13 AGC team would like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and fun summer break. We know we’ll see many of you here for workshops and institutes throughout the summer, and we would also like to share some valuable resources.
These documents have been developed by the AGC statewide collaboration and approved by the Texas Education Agency. Familiarity with their contents will be valuable for anyone working with students with disabilities in any instructional setting.
Also, this video gives you a great feel for the progress that dedicated teachers and administrators have made in bringing students with disabilities into the general educational setting:
Register now for Region 13’s summer Power of Inclusion workshops!
Including students with disabilities in the general education classroom is both a challenge and an opportunity. Educators will need to collaborate to successfully meet the needs of these diverse learners. Participants will gain many ideas for creating a caring, structured, and engaging environment where students follow multiple pathways to accomplish learning outcomes.
This workshop is an updated version of Power of Two, with content that is applicable to all educators who are collaborating for inclusion: general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and more. The cost of the workshop is $90 per attendee which includes a book on co-teaching for each participant.
“Special education teachers make great team leaders because they don’t focus on content, they focus on children.”
Robert Sormani, principal of Chisholm Trail Middle School in Round Rock ISD, talks about his unique approach to scheduling for inclusion and collaboration amongst his teachers at our Perspectives on Inclusion panel during last week’s Leadership Network Conference.
How is your Co-Teaching partnership doing? Are you delivering specially designed instruction to all of your students with IEPs? If not, don’t wait till after the break to register for the last Power of Two training of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Two professionals, a general education and special education teacher, with different expertise can enrich the educational experience for all students in a classroom when working collaboratively. Participants will gain many ideas for creating a caring, structured, and engaging environment where students follow multiple pathways to accomplish learning outcomes.
Cost: $40 for each teacher.
Location: ESC Region XIII
1. Visit http://ecampus.esc13.net
2. Log into the E-campus system. If you do not have an account already set-up, please do so.
3. Once logged in, enter the Workshop ID.
4. Click the Register button.
IDEA 2004 and the continued push for inclusive classrooms mean that teachers are collaborating more than ever before. This 3-part webinar series explores challenges, benefits, and strategies for teachers who are collaboratively managing inclusive classrooms.
These online webinars provide easy-to-access content related to the inclusion of special education students in the mainstream classroom. Live webinars will be recorded and accessible to registrants.
Building Bridges: Strategies for Collaborating in the Inclusive Classroom
Tuesday, October 30 at 11:45 AM (CST)
Making Time: Strategies for Planning in the Inclusive Classroom
Tuesday, November 13 at 3:45 PM (CST)
Room for All: Supporting Inclusive Classrooms
Tuesday, December 18 at 11:45 AM (CST)