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Targeted Collaboration for Impact helps educators (especially those with no prior special education expertise) work together to identify, share, and meet the needs of diverse learners. 

This self-paced series provides access to on-demand content designed to help you plan for integrating targeted collaboration into your daily practice. 

Participants learn how to:

  • Cultivate a culture of collaboration;
  • Understand and connect with each student's potential;
  • Build professional partnerships to set and meet robust student goals;
  • Communicate for consistency across stakeholders;
  • Develop meaningful family partnerships; and
  • Much more!

What's Included:

Access to all self-paced content about building more inclusive classrooms 
Discussion posts from like-minded educators
Over 25 downloadable tools for immediate classroom use
Access to meaning-making activities and real-life student planning opportunities
A Certificate of Completion for 15 hours of Continuing Education will be issued for successful completion of all course materials and submission of project materials.

Total Fees: $350/ Participant

(Note: We have hardship scholarships available.  Email us at info@theabilitychallenge.org for more information.)

Course Overview

This course helps educators work together to identify, share, and meet the needs of diverse learners. It is delivered through ABC's online platform in five discrete modules, each with exercises, tools, and reflection prompts for immediate implementation and meaningful impact on students. Educators save by purchasing all content at once and can progress at their own pace for up to 180 days. Click on each module to learn more.

Learn More About Our Instructors

Caroline Bilal

Senior Instructor

Caroline Bilal is an Educational Psychologist who has spent most of her professional career designing and managing educational products for educators in predominantly low-income, under-resourced urban school districts. Caroline has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector and is passionate about utilizing the principles of Design Thinking as well as research methodology best practices in helping non-profit and community-based organizations define and achieve their mission. As a mother of a developmentally disabled 7-year old, Caroline understands the necessity for a shift in our nation's ability to support differently-abled children both inside and outside of the educational context and thus feels the urgency to contribute to this important work through her skillset. Caroline received her B.A. in International Relations from Beloit College in Wisconsin and an M.A. in Educational Psychology and Research from New York University. She lives with her husband and their four rambunctious children in Chappaqua, New York.

Tanya Johnson

Senior Instructor

Tanya is a strategic impact expert, stewarding organizations through a process of moving from vision into action. She formerly served in a full-time role as Vice President of Program Design leading Turnaround for Children’s program design team to develop tools to implement the organization’s theory of change. She joined Turnaround in 2013 as Senior Director of Program Design and in 2014 was promoted to Vice President, School Content Design and Staff Development. Tanya has experience working with notable visionaries throughout her career. She served as an Education Consultant for Authentic Education under the leadership of Grant Wiggins, co-author of Understanding by Design. In that capacity, she developed an adult curriculum and delivered an innovative professional development workshop series with a powerful focus on backward mapping for clear and measurable results. Tanya began her career as a math teacher in the Compton (CA) Unified School District. Her experience also includes 11 years working as a math teacher, instructional leader and staff developer in some of the highest-performing charter school networks, including North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey (part of the Uncommon Schools network) and Explore Schools in New York City. Tanya earned an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in organization and leadership, and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in political science.