Staying the Course: Sustaining Co-Teaching and Collaboration
2015 Summer Mentor Institute
July 27-29, 2015
Holiday Inn,
Bozeman, MT
Communication and Collaboration—July 27, morning
  • Explore effective communication techniques to develop and nurture a relationship based on mutual respect and trust
  • Learn practical strategies for developing and maintaining successful, supportive relationships
  • Enhance your ability to problem solve and collaboratively work with your students, parents, and colleagues
  • Explore strategies and tools for developing and maintaining the co-teaching relationship and model
  • Develop shared expectations to create a positive classroom environment
Co-Teaching: Approaches and Expectations—July 27, afternoon
  • Examine and analyze the co-teaching approaches and a variety of strategies for implementation to meet the needs of all learners and teachers
  • Learn innovative ideas and proven methods to motivate students and address their skills and needs by integrating active, meaningful learning opportunities
  • Experience easy-to-implement, effective ways to diversify and differentiate instruction to increase success and strengthen achievement of all students by using a variety of flexible grouping situations
  • Apply differentiated instruction strategies based on student interest, skill, and style
Co-Teaching and Adaptive Instruction—July 28 and morning of July 29
  • Experience co-teaching as you learn about successful co-teaching behaviors
  • Investigate your teaching and learning styles and discover how they impact your role in your co-teaching relationships
  • Acquire a simple, common sense approach to adapting instruction that provides more students with access to standard curriculum
  • Discover ways to organize an inclusion classroom that provide organic support to special needs students while promoting student-to-student interaction
Early Childhood Section (PreK-2)—morning of July 29
  • Nancy Welsh has dedicated a portion of her career to developing effective teaching/learning strategies for early grades. She will present her strategies for integrating songs and reading throughout the school day by focusing on math and using proactive classroom behavior management. Participants will take home sets of math and proactive classroom management songs with CDs, providing them with over 100 songs to use with their students.
Putting it all Together—July 29, afternoon
  • Learn the importance of co-planning to utilize the expertise of both teachers and to meet the needs of learners
  • Develop planning strategies that will maximize instructional time and engagement in the co-taught classroom
  • Learn the Administrator’s Top Ten List for success implementation for collaboration and co-teaching
  • Explore Co-Teaching and planning to address MTSS, Montana Content Standards and Assessments, Inclusion, Gifted/Talented
  • Develop an Action Plan based on your current needs and placement

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