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Co-op Holds First Virtual Demo Classroom on Evidence Based Interventions September 22

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WASHINGTON DC (September 14, 2020 — Press Release) — DC Special Education Cooperative  is hosting its third in a series of demonstration classrooms, and the first virtual one, on September 22. The virtual demo classroom explores Evidence-Based Academic Interventions.

Many students with disabilities require intensive support in reading, writing, and math in addition to accommodations in the general education classroom. Evidence-based interventions are based in research, have proven track records, and are designed to be delivered in specific ways to ensure fidelity.

In this model, students who are 2 or more levels below their same aged peers are receiving interventions outside of the general education classroom. 

Demonstration classrooms (“demos”) are an in-house professional development model. These classrooms give teachers access to high-quality models where they can observe instructional practices in real-time with an opportunity to debrief what they saw and discuss how they can incorporate the practices into their own classrooms.

The Co-op is building a network of demos across the District of Columbia, each highlighting an evidence-based practice, serving as models for schools striving to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. 

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 We are pleased to make Julie Camerata available for interviews to talk through our demo classroom program and its goals. Please contact her at jcamerata@specialedcoop.org to arrange an interview.