It Takes Two: Co-Teaching Workshop! #1

Session 1: Getting to Know You 4/5/17

Topic: Introduction to Co-Teaching and Universal Design for Learning

Rachel Dolphin – Special Education Teacher and TSC Special Education Department Chair

Daniel G. McNnulty – Director, PATINS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – Classroom Ideas you can use now.  Making things equitable, not necessarily equal.  Getting EACH student what he needs.

“The SAME thing for EVERY kid is ALWAYS wrong.”



“UDL is not a discreet set of Rigid steps or a Checklist.”

UDL is Planning for & Providing Multiple and Flexible Means of:

  • Engaging Students and Staff
  • PRESENTING Info Students & Staff
  • Allowing Students & Staff to RESPOND

“UDL and accommodations in assessment IS important.”  The real value for improved student achievement lies in UDL tools and strategies implemented throughout the year.

The PATINS UDL feature map/questionnaire will be live next week.

Are you willing, permitted, able to TEACH DIFFERENTLY?


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    • Live interaction with any audience, big or small


  • With nothing more than a big presentation screen and a room full of mobile phones, you can spark a lively conversation that includes everyone.


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    • Add posts with one click, copy-paste, or drag and drop


    • Works the way your mind works – with sight, sound, and touch


    • Changes are autosaved


  •  Simple link sharing allows for quick collaboration


Session 2: Back to School Demonstrations 4/19/17

Topic: Interactive co-teaching model demonstrations.

Rachel Dolphin – Special Education Teacher and TSC Special Education Department Chair

Session 3: Let’s Plan 5/3/17

Topic: Learn how to plan together. Come prepared to create a lesson using the co-teaching models.

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Location: Wea Ride Middle School Media Center (Enter at the front doors)
Registration is from 4:00-4:30 pm in front of the media center
Workshop: 4:30 -6:30 pm
* Snacks will be provided.

This CoTeaching training is sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (G.L.A.S.S.) and the Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC).