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Teacher Partnership Network
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Teacher Partnership Network Flyer
Who, What & Why of the Teacher Partnership Network
Our Teacher Partnership Network is exciting new initiative that our Education Task Force first piloted in the fall of 2010. This statewide network is made up of educators with experience teaching students with Down syndrome and a desire to share their knowledge. These “experienced educators” are matched by grade, specialty and location when possible with “educator partners”, teachers with limited or no experience teaching students with Down syndrome.
Our “experienced educators” are uniquely positioned to offer invaluable support, share skills, and effectively mentor new teachers. Ultimately, this partnership will help dispel myths about the potential of students with Down syndrome and lay the groundwork for a valuable and productive educational experience for both educator and student.
EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS must have at least two years’ experience educating students with Down syndrome. They may hold any number of positions, including:
If you would like more information or if you’re interested in nominating an “experienced educator” (including yourself), please contact Rosalie Forster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had an amazing experience and hope that my co-worker that will have this student next year can be involved in this partnership as well.
- Grade 7 Special Education Teacher, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School
I am really appreciative of the time and responses that my partner put into this process. I feel that this was an authentic, helpful, and beneficial program to be a part of.
- Elementary Special Education Teacher, Cambridge Public Schools