The Co-op provides professional development and coaching for teachers (special and general education), administrators, school leaders, and board members. Our PD services are provided independently and in collaboration with local and national special education experts.
The Co-op offers free members-only workshops, PD series, and webinar on various topics throughout the year. Click the link above for the most up to date information and registration links.
Members can access our archived webinar anytime!
Early Childhood Inclusion Webinar Series
These webinar cover various topics and are based on our popular INCLUDE DC curriculum. Free and open to the public:
- How Inclusive is Your Early Childhood Classroom? – recorded webinar
- Creating an Inclusive Climate – recorded webinar
- Environmental Adaptations – recorded webinar
- Adult Guidance and Scaffolding – Register for live webinar! 12/15/16 3:30
- PBIS in the Early Childhood Classroom – Register for live webinar April 2017 TBD
- Collaboration for Early Childhood Inclusion – Register for live webinar June 2017 TBD
Fall/Spring in person PD Sessions
INCLUDE DC: Special Education Tools for General Educators is a graduate level course designed for general education teachers working in inclusive classrooms in DC schools. All current cohorts are full, check back in November for Spring 2017 details!
Special Education Coordinator Boot Camp
This intensive training (exclusively for Co-op members) is designed to bring coordinators up to speed on local policies, procedures, and best practices for managing a special education program in a DC charter school. Held Annually in Summer.
CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
The Cooperative is a Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified trainer! We can provide one or two day on-site trainings in crisis prevention and intervention.
Custom On-Site Professional Development for Members
All charter school staff need a basic understanding of special education and the tools to help them work effectively with students with disabilities. The Cooperative provides fee-based, customized professional development workshops that will help your LEA to be compliant and deliver quality special education services to students. Review our Catalogue of PD and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!