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Dr. Dieker is a Professor at the University of Central Florida

Co-Teaching is increasingly used as the instructional model to reach diverse student populations. The level of student learning through co-teaching is contingent upon collaborative relationships and seamless instructional practices. With the implementation of new curriculum standards, co-teaching practices will need to be refined to insure that student learning is maximized. Cooperating School Districts is offering training on October 4 designed to provide practical strategies to promote higher levels of student achievement.

This full day of professional development is led by Dr. Lisa Dieker, who is widely recognized as a national leader in training on the Co-teaching Model. Her last workshop in St. Louis generated high praise from the educators who were in attendance. Dr. Dieker is both informative & engaging. Her topics next week will include:
• Procedures and routines to maximize instructional time
• Structures to effectively manage student behavior and improve student engagement
• Using technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of instruction
• Strategies for accommodations and modifications that maintain high standards of learning
• Student diversity and meeting Common Core Standards

Dr. Dieker coordinates the doctoral program in special education and is director of the Lockheed Martin Mathematics and Science Academy. Her primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education at the secondary level with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist in urban schools. She also has a passion for how technology, and specifically virtual classrooms, can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning.

Online registration closes on September 27.