Build Better Relationships Leading to More Effective Teaming and Partnering
Credits: 0 Hours: 6.00 / Tuition: $0
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 30 / Current Applicants: 1
Instructor: Kimberly Simmons
Date: 10/26/2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Auditorium - Metro RESA Smyrna, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 10/19/2022


Course Description

This Professional Learning Opportunity is designed to help existing co-teaching teams build and enhance their collaborative partnership.  Expressing yourself clearly is an important skill when working together. 

Co-teaching teams will work together to:

=       Dig deeper into the High Leverage Practices of collaboration

=       Engage and practice communication techniques

=       Increase and/or create parity, equity, and trust to improve relationships

=       Discuss the Impact of Well-Being on Relationships and How to Improve It

=       Build and maintain rapport, credibility, and trust

=       Learn to listen attentively and empathetically

Check-in dates will continue with teams who have attended the training to provide continued support.

The Training is designed for existing Co-Teaching teams.  Special Ed Coaches or Leaders that support professional learning for special education are welcome to attend as well to support their learning. 


Participants must be able to access technology and Wi-Fi

Evidence Base: For special education teachers, working with various groups and collaborating with them is essential and ultimately provides many benefits for the children they work with every day. Implementing collaboration practices builds effective relationships and creates a better understanding of students’ needs, which allows them to succeed- High Leverage Practices in Special Education.

Class Notes

Target Audience: Co-teaching Pairs for Students with Disabilities in the Metro Atlanta School Districts

Date: 10/26/2022

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Metro RESA Auditorium 

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Metro RESA makes every effort to provide high quality professional learning experiences at low costs to teachers in the Metro Atlanta area. Because we often have to pay instructors, rental fees for locations, and for materials, we must make decisions at least two weeks in advance about cancellation of classes when we do not have enough registrants.

Therefore, our cancellation/no show policy is as follows:

  • If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method: You must use a credit card to complete your registration for all classes with Metro RESA.  We will happily issue a refund for any class as long as you notify us that you need to cancel AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE CLASS.  You will be refunded via the same method of payment within two business weeks.
  • If you choose SCHOOL PAY as your payment method: Your school will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.  
  • If you choose DISTRICT PAY as your payment method: Your district will be notified of all no-shows and invoiced for no-shows and/or cancellations made less than two weeks prior to class.


Refunds and reimbursements are not transferable to other classes. Refunds for cancellations (if the participant cancels at least two weeks prior to class OR if Metro RESA cancels the class) will be processed within two business weeks of the date of the course.