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Inclusive Schools Leadership Institute: Focus on Co-Teaching

January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018 - January 18, 2018

Institute Date & Time
January 18, 2018 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Institute Fee
$459 per team of 3 (one administrator, one co-teaching pair)
1 CEU awarded

Institute Location
Cal State LA, Charter College of Education
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Contact Information

Email or call 212.678.8356

This institute is part of the Transforming Schools for Inclusion - Creating and Leading Cultures of Collaboration leadership series offered at Cal State LA.

Institute Overview

This institute is part of the Transforming Schools for Inclusion - Creating and Leading Cultures of Collaboration leadership series offered at Cal State LA. Facilitated by Teachers College and Cal State LA CCOE faculty and expert facilitators, this institute provides a structured, interactive professional learning experience for educators and administrators to deepen inclusive school practices across their organizations. The January 18th institute focuses on developing strong school-based co-teaching teams supported by proactive administrative coaching. Co-teaching communication and team accountability tools and practices are shared and modeled in a experiential and collaborative professional learning setting for school-based teams of three (1 administrator, 1 co-teaching pair). Participants take the StrengthsFinder assessment, examine their results, and reflect on implications for practice in their co-teaching team and classroom contexts. Participants spend part of the day with role-based breakout groups and part of the day in school-based teams. The institute culminates with a case study simulation for school-based teams to hone their communication skills and practice using their co-teaching team accountability structures.

Session Topics

  • Inclusive School Practices - Focus on Co-Teaching
  • Accountability Structures for Co-Teaching Teams
  • Communication Skills for Co-Teaching Teams
  • Supportive Supervision of Co-Teaching Teams
  • Applying StrengthsFinder to Co-Teaching Teams

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will apply StrengthsFinder research to their own work supervising and working in co-teaching teams.
  • Participants will strengthen co-teaching teams through learning about, applying, and adapting communication and accountability tools and practices.


Dr. Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Associate Director

Urban Education Leaders Collaborative (UELC)

Dr. Albert Jones


Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Dr. Leila Ricci


Cal State LA Charter College of Education

Dr. Kimi Wilson

Assistant Professor

Cal State LA Charter College of Education


School-based teams of three - administrator and co-teaching teams. Appropriate for general education and special education educators as well as building administrators. Building and district administrators interested in developing strong inclusive practices in their schools and districts through co-teaching and inclusion models are also encouraged to attend.

Continuing Education

Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive 1 CEU and a Certificate of Completion.

Please note, we are not able to offer partial CEUs for those who cannot attend the full workshop.

Teachers College, Columbia University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

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