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Co-Teaching: Double the Fun!
September 23, 2021
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Are you new to co-teaching or have you been co-teaching and need the fundamentals for a successful co-teaching relationship, this is the workshop for you! The workshop will provide participants with an overview of co-teaching as well as practical detailed strategies for implementation. Participants will be presented with six specific approaches and guidelines for selecting the best approach in various classroom arrangements. Participants will leave with tools ready to plan for and implement co-teaching in their classroom. This workshop is designed for individuals as well as co-teaching pairs.

Unfinished Instruction in Reading Grades: K-2nd
September 28, 2021
8:30 am-11:30 am
Learn practical literacy strategies for your young readers who have fallen behind. Methods to assess and build skills will be shared. Practical strategies to keep struggling readers engaged and actively participating will be shared. Approaches to targeted instruction through small groups, centers, and workstations will be reviewed. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to use in the classroom.

Unfinished Instruction in Reading & Writing Grades: 3rd-5th
September 29, 2021
8:30 am-11:30 am
Learn innovative ways to help accelerate the literacy skills of those who have fallen behind. Ways to scaffold skills by creating authentic learning opportunities will be shared. Strategies to incorporate digital literacy lessons will also be shared. Leave this session with new tools to create literacy learning opportunities to address a wide range of student needs.

Unfinished Instruction in English Language Arts Grades: 6th-12th
September 30, 2021
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Learn ways to support your older grade students who have fallen behind. Research based strategies will be shared to support and scaffold your struggling students. Ways to boost student engagement and support a positive growth mindset will be reviewed. This session will provide participants with a variety of resources (including digital) that will be ready for immediate implementation.


Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: Zoom
Zoom meeting link will be sent to the e-mail provided when registering
Cost: FREE, Professional Development Credit provided
E-mail: or Call 815-741-7777

SOWIC Spotlight is selection process that has been developed out of a desire to highlight the exceptional efforts of individuals working within SOWIC.   Such individuals stand out among their peers not only for the successful execution of their work assignments, but also because of their dedication, creativity, and actions toward improving services provided to students and families within the cooperative. 

To nominate a SOWIC Staff Member, click on the link and complete the form:


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