Presentation on theme: "EdHD 5016 Teaching a Class of Mixed Abilities: Differentiated Instruction Instructional Intervention Ideas Fall, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
EdHD 5016 Teaching a Class of Mixed Abilities: Differentiated Instruction Instructional Intervention Ideas Fall, 2012
Collaborative Teaching Increasing in popularity A new common focus for GenEd and SpEd teachers
Collaborative Teaching Why it is popular: Combines the Expertise of the Gen Ed Teacher: –Knowledge of curriculum –Knowledge of state standards and scope and sequence –Evaluate academic strengths and weaknesses –Refer for evaluation –Participate in meetings with parents or guardians –Communicate with parents or guardians –Collaborate with other professionals
Collaborative Teaching Why it is popular: And the Expertise of the SpEd Teacher: Accommodate individual student needs Determine specific strategies to be used Provide academic instruction for students with learning problems Manage serious behavior problems Use of assistive technology Knowledge of Special Education Law
Collaborative Teaching Models (will vary depending on district & co-teacher) One Teacher – One Support/Assist Parallel Teaching Station Teaching Alternative Teaching or Class within a Class Team Teaching
One Teach, One Support/Assist One teacher leads the lesson and one teacher observes and assists students.
Parallel Teaching The class is divided in half. Both teachers plan instruction jointly and are teaching the same lesson at the same time but to different heterogeneous groups.
Station Teaching Teachers divide instructional content into several segments and present the content in separate stations around the classroom. Usually, an independent section is set up.
Alternative Teaching One teacher works with a large group while the other teacher is working with a small group of students.
Team Teaching Both the general and special educators share the instruction of students. One teacher may lead the discussion while the other models or demonstrates.
Collaborative Teaching Example Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCn4qDy uZVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCn4qDy uZVE What are some advantages/disadvantages of each model?
Cooperative Learning Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFn4H- 5faE8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFn4H- 5faE8&feature=related Cooperation among students in the classroom is beneficial in the following ways: –It produces greater effort to learn for students –It produces more positive relationships among students –It leads to greater psychological health than working independently or competitively Johnson, Johnson, and Holubec (1998)
Definition of Cooperative Learning Cooperation - Working together to accomplish shared goals Cooperative Learning – The instructional use of small groups so that students work together to maximize their own and each other’s learning.
Expectations of Cooperative Learning Group Members Learn the assigned material Make sure group members learn the assigned material Make sure that class members learn the assigned material
Characteristics of Cooperative Learning Groups 3 Members: Heterogeneous Assigned roles Common Purpose – “Positive Interdependence” Individual Accountability Work Face-to-Face Social Skills Analyze and Celebrate Group Success
The Teacher’s Role in Cooperative Learning Monitoring and providing task assistance –Spend time with each group, observe and take notes on task and social behaviors –Share information with group members Intervening to teach social skills –Promote active listening and shared problem solving Evaluating learning and processing interaction –Provide closure to the lesson –Give descriptive and specific feedback –Set goals for improving and celebrate success
Strategic Implementation of a Jig-Saw Procedure in a Mixed Ability Classroom