Ms. Melissa Fijal, West Brookfield
4th to 6th Grade Special Education Teacher, West Brookfield Elementary School
Partner: Ms. Nicole Guimond
Grant Amount: $5,000
Ms. Fijal and a group of colleagues will facilitate a study group focusing on co-teaching in the classroom. The learning will focus on creating a co-teaching model to address student achievement gaps between special education students and their peers. The cohort will examine inclusive classroom and self-regulation strategies and create lesson plans and units for inclusive classrooms using a variety of instructional strategies to differentiate content, product, and process.