Melissa Fija

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.