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1 Co-Teaching Getting Ready to Work Together Dr. Wendy Dover Balough Rock Hill School District 3

2 I’ve Been in Your Shoes… Co-Teaching: Where do we start?

3 A Match Made Where? Co-teaching is really all about teaming. Whether you and your partner(s) Chose to work together (a love match), Schedules threw you together (marriage of convenience) Or were told you would work together (an arranged marriage), You are on the same team. Teams are made of individuals, and that’s what makes is SO very interesting!

4 Making a Good Match General Educators – Develop a “Dream List” that answers the question… “What would you like most from a special education co-teacher? Special Educators – What skills, abilities, and materials do you have to offer? (a dowry, so to say!)

5 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Introduction and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

6 There’s More Than One Way… Collaborative Planning Systems of Information Sharing Consultation Resource Room/Pull-Out Support Coaching and Modeling Staff development Interventions and Strategies Peer Assisted Learning Cooperative Learning Problem Solving Instructional Assistants Differentiated Instruction Co-teaching

7 So,Why Co-teach? It is one of the most popular models of inclusion… AND INCLUSION is really all about ACCESSING the general curriculum, right? You can combine so many inclusive strategies with co-teaching It’s just good instructional practice – if it’s done right!

8 Benefits of Co-Teaching Co-teaching has lots of advantages for lots of different “stakeholder” groups General education teacher Special education teacher Students with special needs Students without special needs Handout page 2

9 Key Components of Co-teaching Defined roles and responsibilities Varied instructional arrangements Starting with a plan and commitment to ongoing co-planning Formal information sharing Administrative understanding and support Implementation of individual student accommodations and modifications (CURRICULAR modifications)

10 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

11 Special Education Service Delivery General Classroom Services Pull-out Services and Support Separate Classroom Services Alternative Setting Homebound

12 Special Education Services Indirect Consultation Problem Solving Sharing student information Planning Collaboration (providing ideas for modifications, accommodations, strategies) Coaching Behavior interventions Itinerant support to students Direct Co-teaching and Supported instruction Pull-out Resource Special Classroom or Setting Direct instruction Content Skill development Remedial instruction Acceleration Preteach/reteach Academic support Social skills Behavior

13 Consultation Supported Instruction Co-Teaching Resource/Pull-out LESS Support Intensive MORE Support Intensive Continuum of Inclusive Models

14 Models of Inclusive Services Consultation Model Student support services personnel provide indirect, out-of-class support to general classroom staff or students. Consultation Model Planning Strategies Problem-solving Shared student information Shared program information Observations Coaching Resources and materials

15 Models of Inclusive Services Collaborative/ Classroom Support Model Student support services personnel provide direct in-class support to students as they participate in the general education classroom Classroom Support Model “Inclusive” Classroom - Co-teaching Co-teaching - Supported Instruction Supported Instruction Modifications - Instructional accommodations - Curricular modifications

16 Difference Between Co-Teaching and Supported Instruction Co-Teaching GenEd teacher and SpEd teacher plan together Regular and scheduled planning Both teachers come prepared Format for planning Shared Instruction Active engagement throughout instructional time Use of a definable instructional arrangement More of an equal partnership Supported Instruction Less planning or ongoing communication may be evident Special Ed. personnel obviously in assisting role General education has primary responsible for instruction and direction Teach and Support/Assist is prevailing instructional arrangement Less of an equal partnership

17 Models of Inclusive Services Pull-out Model Student support services personnel provide direct instruction, support or modifications to student with special needs outside the general classroom. - smaller groups - more intense or specialized instruction Pull-out Model Resource Class - Academic support - Academic enrichment and acceleration - IEP skill development Self-contained Class - Academic support - Functional curriculum - Curricular modifications GO NEXT GO NEXT

18 Consultation Supported Instruction Co-Teaching Resource/Pull-out LESS Support Intensive MORE Support Intensive Continuum of Inclusive Models

19 I Know What I Don’t Want! Turn taking One teaching while the other prepares instructional materials, corrects papers, works on the computer… One teaches and the other stands or sits by and watches One person always dictating what is taught or how it is taught The assignment of someone to just act as a tutor or assistant One who does not make the partnership a commitment or priority

20 Make the Partnership a Priority Be there Be responsible Be on time Be prepared Be actively engaged Communicate

21 OUR Co-Teaching … IS In the general classroom A joint responsibility Coordinated instructional arrangements Ongoing communication Formal planning Proactive Dependent on joint co-planning IS NOT One doing all the directing Turn Taking A remedial class A plan to improve weak teaching skills Minimal communication Little/no formal planning Independent actions Reactive

22 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

23 Inclusion I do! YOU do! WE do!

24 Job Titles May Help General Education Teacher Classroom Teacher Content Specialist Instructional Leader “Chief Cook” Collaborator Co-Teacher Special Education Teacher Consultant Strategist Resource Specialist Coach Case Manager Collaborator Co-Teacher

25 Overall Roles and Responsibilities Handout Page 4 Each team read both lists Top 2 roles and responsibilities for each Any changes? Any to add?

26 Sharing Information – It’s VERY, VERY Important! SPED Teacher has… Specific, individual student information Learning styles & strengths Specific IEP information Goals/objectives Modifications and accommodations Present level of performance FBA/BIP Student Profile GenEd Teacher has… Classroom info and expectations Instructional styles & preferences Grade level characteristics & expectations Learning and behavioral expectations Curriculum knowledge and understanding Classroom Profile

27 One More “Partnership” Tidbit Any problems with communication has to be… …the other person! Are we in sync? Skills: communication, collaboration, problem-solving, facilitating, empowering, coaching, listening, “our kids” not “my kids”

28 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

29 To “Do” Co-Teaching RIGHT… You MUST plan for the use of varied instructional arrangements AND use them! You MUST do more than Teach and Support

30 VIDEO CLIP - Co-Teaching Arrangement Examples One teach, one observe Station teaching Parallel teaching Alternative teaching Teaming One teach, one assist

31 Worth Talking About Which approach or approaches do you use most often? Which approach seems most appealing? How could you and your co-teacher apply these arrangement in your current partnership? Tag Team Teaching Ideas (handout)

32 Practicing with Content Activities Handout p. 16. Content Orientation (Question 1) What content subject area will you be co- teaching? In broad/general terms, what knowledge or skills is targeted by the general curriculum? What unit titles or topics will be covered during the first grading period? Handout p. 12. Briefly describe 3 class activities, assignments, or projects.

33 Practicing with Content Activities Together, develop a way to use each of the instructional arrangements with the 3 activities, assignments, or projects.

34 Co-Teaching Arrangements: Got to Use All Six! One teach, one observe Station teaching Parallel teaching Alternative teaching Teaming One teach, one assist

35 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

36 Consultation Supported Instruction Co-Teaching Resource/Pull-out LESS Support Intensive MORE Support Intensive Scheduling Across Those Different Delivery Models

37 Inclusion Schedule Planner Handout pages Best completed by the teacher with the most experience with the student We’ve use IEP present levels Best completed before working on the new schedule We’ve done it in October! The “values” on page 15 can be changed! These are only SUGGESTED

38 Once It’s Complete… (Murawski, 2010) List and count the number of students in each area (by grade) “dump” into EXCEL spreadsheet or make lists Develop “class lists” for consultative, co- taught, and resource/pull-out Watch the percentages as you develop the classes or place them in classes! Load up or spread out?

39 Scheduling Options “Loaded Up” SpEd has fewer teachers/teams to support Requires more direct in-class support Need to add variety & flexibility by using direct support creatively Training and support concentrated to a smaller group Easier to administrate “Spread Out” SpEd has more teachers/ teams to support More resource intensive Planning & communication more difficult or complex creativity & flexibility a must from the start Requires more initial responsibility by GenEd teachers More equitably More complicated to administrate – multifaceted

40 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

41 Getting On Paper – Initial or Clarifying Planning Co-Teaching Considerations Content Orientation Collaboration Plans Introductions Co-teaching Tasks and Responsibilities Substitute Plans Room Set-up Student Considerations Feedback Partner Activity

42 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

43 Co-Planning Without co-planning, it never gets past supported instruction Co-exist Communicate Coordinate Collaborate (problem-solve) Have to make time for it (p. 20) Must have procedures and a format The time for planning actually decreases if…

44 Co-Planning IS Different! 3 Stages of Co-Planning Stage 1 GenEd Teacher plans prior to co-planning meeting Outline curricular content and related instructional activities Prepare Review Together and Develop Gen Ed Teacher Plans

45 Co-Planning IS Different! Stage 2 Both GenEd and SpEd teacher review curricular content and develop instructional activities Make judgments about the topics, content, and activities in relation to students Define changes to content, activities, student groupings, adult responsibilities Arranging the students Arranging the teachers/adults Prepare Review Together and Develop Gen Ed Teacher Plans

46 Co-Planning IS Different! Stage 3 Both teachers prepare Materials and resources for students that require significant changes Collects alternative materials Plans for implementation Prepare Review Together and Develop Gen Ed Teacher Plans

47 On-Going Co-Planning Can’t be done “on the fly”. Prepare and show up! Gen. Ed. – instructional plans and materials Special Ed. – target student names and special needs information Include requirements (standards, goals, etc.) Need a (visual) planning format Co-planning book Planning Ahead Form (p. 21)

48 Getting Ready to Work Together Today’s Agenda Intros and Overview Models of Co- Teaching Just the Two of Us – a Partnership There are 6 Co- teaching Arrangements Sorting and Grouping Students Co-teaching Considerations Co-planning Parting Tips

49 Finally, Tips for Co-Teaching Modification Basics (page 22) Be aware of the target students and consider individual IEP needs in planning Keep special needs student ratio about 1/3 to 1/4 Don’t always group the students with special needs together or seat them in one special spot Schedule consultation or joint planning time.

50 Finally, Tips for Inclusive Settings Make sure both teachers have the same “understanding” of things Fill out these forms together! Brush up on basic communication and “people” skills Develop a “support group” Trouble shooting p. 23 Incorporate strategies and techniques that have a sound research base.

51 Finally, Tips for Inclusive Settings WRITE DOWN roles and responsibilities Review your lists periodically Co-teaching priorities (is/is not) Co-teaching roles and responsibilities Co-teaching considerations a Make changes only at natural breaks, like the end of a semester

52 Review the Work Your Team Need to Do Set co-teaching IS/IS NOT priorities Agree on overall role/responsibilities Share information Be able to explain 6 instructional arrangements Sort students by level of need Complete your co-teaching considerations Agree to a co-planning schedule and format


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