Venue: The American International School of Muscat, Oman

Kim Bane

Founder of Pathways to Inclusive Education.

Full Bio

KIM BANE is a proven educational leader in both the U.S. public school and international school settings. Her work is dedicated to creating exceptional learning experiences and spaces for students and fostering a culture of teaching excellence for educators.

Ms Bane has led district-wide and international school-wide change in the areas of student support services (both special education and EAL), supporting learners through a multi-tiered systems of support model, co-teaching and co-planning design and implementation, strategic planning, accreditation, curriculum reviews, and professional learning.

She advises heads of school, directors of learning, principals and other school leaders while also working with school boards, parents and teachers during transformational change.

Paula Peters-Frampton

EAL Coordinator, American International School Chennai and Consultant for Pathways to Inclusive Education.

Full Bio

As a practitioner, teacher leader and coach, PAULA PETERS-FRAMPTON believes that all students deserve high-challenge, high-support, rigorous experiences that will prepare them for learning in the 21st century and beyond.

Through professional presentations, job embedded coaching, and collaboration, she works with teachers and administrators to maximize lesson design and lesson delivery that improves student outcomes while meeting the needs of a wide range of learners.

As an international educator, Ms Peters-Frampton has worked with a varied number of curricula and pedagogies and has extensive experience in integrated, co-taught and special needs classrooms. Best of all, she has worked with and on teams from the implementation to refining stages of change in educational settings.

Institute Description

The Power of "CO": Co-Planning, Co-Teaching and Collaborating for Student Success

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
(Henry Ford, 1923)

Creating and sustaining a powerful co-planning and co-teaching culture requires vision, resources, skills and an action plan for strategic implementation. This two-day institute is designed to provide participants with essential elements, necessary tools, specific methods, and collaboration structures needed for supporting a powerful co-planning/co-teaching framework.

“Co-teaching does not exist solely to bring two teachers together. Co-teaching exists to serve students.” (Potts & Howard, 2011)

Collaborating, co-planning and co-teaching involve complex human interactions that need ongoing support and intentional commitment from all involved. Together, we will explore various approaches and strategies for ensuring:

  • Effective communication
  • Co-construction of learning opportunities
  • Thoughtful co-reflection
  • Ongoing analysis and evaluation of co-teaching methods
  • Improved student learning

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” (H.E. Luccock, 1925)

Additionally, we will investigate the myths of co-teaching, predict potential pitfalls and provide helpful tools for navigating those blind spots. Whether you are setting up structures for co-teaching, refining, or evaluating your present practices, valuable insight will be gained on the most effective ways to evolve your program and build a healthy culture of collaboration.

Target Audience: Administrators, Co-teaching Partnerships, Teacher Leaders or any educator ready to deepen understanding or initiate implementation of a co-teaching model.

Continuum Levels: 2, 3

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Participants will. . .
  • Create a framework for effective co-planning and collaboration.
  • Determine the necessary tools and structures needed for co-planning and co-teaching.
  • Distinguish between various co-teaching methods in order to make intentional choices based on learning outcomes and student needs.

Advance Prep/Prereqs

This institute is designed to deepen understanding and develop necessary skills for creating and sustaining a thriving co-teaching culture. Participants should have current or prior experience with co-teaching.

Please bring a laptop to this workshop.

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