It Takes Two: Co-Teaching Workshop!

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).

Indiana DOE – Office of Special Education Short Shares

Equity and Access equals outcome
Every Student Succeeds
•  Short Share 1 – Conceptual Framework(link is external)
•  Short Share 2 – Equity & Access(link is external)
•  Short Share 3 – Equity & Access Continued(link is external)
•  Short Share 4 – Universal Design for Learning(link is external)
•  Short Share 5 – Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)(link is external)
•  Short Share 6 – Curriculum-Introduction(link is external)
•  Short Share 7 – Curriculum & Content Connectors(link is external)
•  Short Share 8 – Collaboration

World Down Syndrome Day 3-21

Join the DSI Lafayette Area Down Syndrome Organization for a World Down Syndrome Day Celebration and Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A in Lafayette!!

Chick-Fil-A, at 3826 South Street in Lafayette, will host a Pack The House Night in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.   A portion of your purchase will go to support DSI LADSO!

Come on out and join us from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and be sure to show this flyer!

March is Disability Awareness Month

Often, people with disabilities who are successful, athletic, employed or simply good neighbors are put in the spotlight as an inspiration to others. Through portrait-style photography and attention-grabbing copy, this year’s Disability Awareness Month theme and poster artwork – “I’m Not Your Inspiration” – emphasizes that people with disabilities are people first. They are co-workers, classmates and neighbors who want to be fully included in their communities – just like everyone else.

The Governor’s Council provides standardized kits to Indiana residents who are interested in conducting awareness campaigns.