Teaching Partnerships Through Co-Teaching & Co-Planning: 4 Day Series

Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students 923-805

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Tracy Elger
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
2/13/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
3/8/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
4/23/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM


4-Day Series: February 12 & 13, March 8 & April 23

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jense, Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $425/person includes lunch 

3 on-site coaching visits will be included as part of this workshop and scheduled after the first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and co-teaching is more than two teachers in one room. Both require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning within the general education setting.  All students are general education students first and the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students. As classrooms move to co-teaching models for their English Learners and students in Special Education, co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Establish a foundation for co-teaching and identify why co-teaching is one approach in designing inclusive practices where all students experience success with universal curriculum

  • Understand models in co-teaching specifically looking at small group models

  • Identify strategies for effective co-planning

  • Apply high impact instructional strategies to universal curriculum

  • Use formative and summative assessment outcomes to determine next steps and evaluate instructional strategies

  • Consider how specially designed instruction can be intentionally incorporated into the general education setting

  • Consider how linguistic supports can be internationally incorporated into the general education setting to support English Learners

About the Presenters:

Tracy ElgerTracy Elger, Ed.S. has been the Director of Programs and Services at CESA 2 since 2015. As director, Tracy leads the professional development consultants at CESA 2. She is responsible for aligning consulting resources and budgets, as well as determining pricing structures for CESA 2 programs and services. Tracy serves on the five-member Platform Leadership Team, which functions as the agency’s executive leadership council. Tracy has both a Master’s and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is licensed as a teacher, building principal, director of special education, and superintendent.




Diane JensenDiane Jensen has over 30 years of teaching experience as a middle and high school special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as a 5th grade general education teacher. The majority of Diane’s career was at Monona Grove High School as a special education teacher and instructional coach with an emphasis on college and career readiness skills, differentiation, and effective instructional practices. This is Diane’s 5th year working exclusively with teachers via professional development and on-site coaching experiences.





Tere MasiarchinTere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer. 



Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

It's that time of the year where the unpredictable weather outdoors makes our training rooms either too cold or too warm. Training room temperatures are controlled offsite and often take time before the adjustment is noticed. We suggest bringing a sweater, wearing close-toed shoes and/or dressing in layers to assure you are as comfortable as possible while at our facility.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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