English Co-Teaching Academy: Addressing Non-fiction and Writing in the Co-Taught Classroom


The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in collaboration with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood will again sponsor the English Co-Teaching Academy, addressing non-fiction and writing in the co-taught classroom.  The Academy is designed for school teams of English and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities.  The focus will be on improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration/co-teaching strategies, and networking. 

Middle and high school English and special education teachers in co-teaching teams are the primary audience for this program.  The VDOE is seeking two-member teams from individual middle and high schools.  Priority will be given to teachers who teach in schools that have not met their Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) for students with disabilities in English.  For participants who travel more than 75 miles one-way, VDOE will reimburse the cost of lodging and meals not provided by the Academy.  School divisions are encouraged to cover mileage expenses for participants.  A $100/day stipend will be provided to each eligible participant.

Due to high level of interest in this conference over the last two years, a pre-conference application is required.

Once the application is reviewed and if selected to participate, participants will receive notification and the official registration link from Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech.  Pre-conference applications must be submitted by May 5, 2017.  Participants will be notified by May 19, 2017. 


7/6/2017 - 7/7/2017


Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Pkwy.
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059


Ms. Kim Bausum-Brown
Dr. Teresa Lee


Curriculum/Instructional Methods High School Instructional Strategies Literacy Middle School Professional Development Professional Resources