WEBINAR 1 – The Power of Peers: Planning for Peer Support Arrangements – This webinar discusses the important elements of planning for peer support arrangements in a general education classroom, including how to use the planning resources on this website. Video of two teachers going through the planning process for a student is included.
WEBINAR 2 – The Power of Peers: Orienting Peers to Provide Support in General Education Classes – This webinar focuses on the importance and techniques for orienting students to participate in peer support arrangements, including footage of an orientation meeting for students in a middle school. It also includes an example of how to use the Student Orientation PowerPoint for Peer Support Arrangements, included on this website.
School Psychologist Bryony Rowe discuss the benefits of implementing Peer Networks at King Middle School. Special thanks to the students and staff of King Middle School!
Special Education teacher Katie Newton discusses the Peer Support Network Project, as well as TAALC – Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Language via Communication, which are both projects of the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. TAALC supports students with the most significant communication challenges. Ms. Newton discusses how the two projects complement each other. The student’s Peer Network is led by a community member, Gary Chidester. Thank you Mr. Chidester, Ms. Newton, and the students at Bate Middle School.
Peer Support Arrangements
Special education teacher Katie Newton and Social Studies teacher Sarah Wall collaborate to facilitate a Peer Support Arrangement in an eighth-grade history class. Principal Sheri Satterly discusses how inclusion has carried over into other aspects of school life. Ms. Newton discusses the importance of collaboration and pre-planning. Special thanks to the students and staff of Bate Middle School.