Advanced Co-Teaching: Elevating the Co- Dance through More Effective Co-planning, Co-instructing, and Co-assessing

This session will provide co-teaching teams (highly recommend co-teachers attend together) with tons of practical ideas to further enhance their co-planning, co-instructing, and co-assessing. This session will consist of segments of presenting and segments of co-discussions by teams. The presentation of ideas will focus on more efficient and time-saving co-planning ideas including planning within instruction, ways to elevate co-instruction, and tools to collect real-time data and grade within instruction. Each segment will focus on practical ideas to save time, increase parity, and improve student learning and outcomes Ideas provided will align with universal design for learning, 2-minute planning structures, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrating technology to increase student outcomes and effective co-teaching. 

This session is beneficial to co-taught teams at all levels, with a specific focus on already established teams. The session will conclude by completing a co-teaching rubric to summarize the ideas from the day and to use for goal setting for teams as they take these practical ideas back to the classroom.


Date: March 10, 2023; 8:30am – 2:30pm

Presenter: Lisa Dieker
Cost: $250 ACCEPT members/ $300 non-members | Team discount available upon request
Audience: SPED teachers, General Ed teachers, Principals, SPED Directors and anyone involved in the Co-Teaching process
Location: In Person at ACCEPT Collaborative in Natick
Earn: 6 PDPs

Dr. Lisa Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Central Florida. She serves as a professor in the College of Community Innovation and Education specializing in Exceptional Student Education. Dr. Lisa Dieker’s primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education teachers with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist for students with disabilities in STEM areas in urban and rural settings. She also has a passion for how technology and simulators can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning. Dr. Dieker has received and managed more than $26 million in grant funding; holds 3 patents; provided over 120 keynotes; has authored 6 books; over 80 articles and chapters. She currently serves on numerous editorial review boards and is the past Associate Editor and Editor of three journals. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois. Her research interests are inclusive practices, teacher preparation, innovations in technology, and STEM Education. Dr. Dieker in collaboration with colleagues is leading 5 projects from the United States Department of Education (USDOE). Three focus on doctoral preparation in special education.  Two are USDOE Stepping Up grants focused on supporting mathematics and science coaches in mentoring special education teachers in STEM areas, and the other is a Stepping Up grant led by UCP of Central Florida supporting students with ASD with artificial intelligence.

For additional information please email Dana Mullaley at: [email protected]