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Co-teaching Summer Institute with Dr. Marilyn Friend
June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Due to an overwhelming response to the 2020 webinar series with Dr. Marilyn Friend where over 1,000 teachers attended, the VDOE has invited Dr. Friend to return for a three part 90-minute co-teaching webinar series in June. The series will focus on specially designed instruction in the general education classroom, including strategies and techniques to use across grade levels in reading, writing, math, and behavior. These webinars are designed to enhance current co-teaching and inclusive practices. Co-teaching teams and building administrators are encouraged to attend.
All webinars will be held 9-10:30 a.m. on the scheduled dates. Once you have registered, an
acknowledgement of the registration and a link to access the webinar will be sent to your
email. Registration has been limited to 250 participants and a certificate of attendance will
Below are the dates, topics, and registration links for the live webinars.
SESSION 1: June 15, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. Session Length: 90 minutes
Title: Specially Designed Instruction (SDI): Are We on the Same Page?
This session will review the core elements of specially designed instruction as it applies to
co-teachers and their students. In addition, it will outline the process that special educators
should use to analyze student needs and then select, implement with a teaching partner, and
evaluate SDI in a co-taught environment.
SESSION 2: June 23, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. Session Length: 90 minutes
Title: Macro-Specially Designed Instruction (SDI): Strategies and Techniques to Use Across
Grade Levels and Subject Areas
Some SDI is widely applicable and referred to as macro-SDI. Included in this category is direct
explicit instruction, self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), and techniques to foster
maintenance and generalization of student knowledge/skills. This session will overview these
critical special education instructional methodologies and strategies, including examples of
how they can realistically be incorporated into co-taught classes.
SESSION 3: June 29, 2021 9-10:30 a.m. Session Length: 90 minutes
Title: Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Reading, Writing, Math and Behavior
Some SDI relates primarily to particular subject areas. This session will include examples of
SDI across core academic areas and also address SDI for student behavior. Time will be
reserved to address questions that have arisen from throughout the professional development