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1 Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network Co-Teaching Pilot Elaine Neugebauer Marianne Trachok November, 2009

2 PPS Vision and Mission Statement Vision: Excellence for All PPS Mission Statement - The PPS will be one of America’s premier school districts, student-focused, well-managed, and innovative. - We will hold ourselves accountable for preparing all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of character, so they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life. Professional Development Mission Statement - To provide high quality Professional Development to the learning community of the PPS that supports the District’s Excellence for All Strategies and is aligned with the National Professional Development Standards to support and enhance research based instruction for all students.

3 PaTTAN’s Mission The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education working in partnership with families and local education agencies to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement.

4 PDE’s Commitment to Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Our goal for each child is to ensure IEP teams begin with the general education setting with the use of supplementary aids and services before considering a more restrictive environment.

5 Today’s Objectives Participants will… Review advantages to co-teaching Explore fundamentals of co-teaching Compare the active roles of co teachers in the co-taught classroom Discuss the benefits to the collaborative teaching rubric Review the instructional planning meeting document

6 Ice-Breaker Activity Each person chooses two advantages to co- teaching (general educator / special educator) Choices are shared with partners Teams choose two advantages of co-teaching for students A list of advantages to co-teaching commonalities is developed and noted on a post-it Post-its are placed on large post it for sharing

7 Fundamentals of Co-teaching Yours, Mine or Ours? Who Grades Student Work? Where’s my Space? What about Parents? When Do We Plan?

8 Scenarios Identify co teaching models described in each scenario…  Station Teaching  Support Teaching  Team Teaching  Large group / Small group Teaching  Parallel Teaching

9 Collaborative Teaching Rubric Four Corners Activity Lesson Presentation Student Interaction Physical Characteristics Communication Student Focus Discipline in the Class Lesson Development

10 Co-teaching Series Team Planning Worksheet Briefly summarize the areas/issues that need to be addressed and/or improved upon. Complete the table with your partner.

11 Be an Active Co-Teacher --- Gloria Lodato Wilson Please review the article in pairs (even – odd) and share information with a partner. 1.Graze 2.Poke, Prod, and Cue 3.Land 4.Target 5.Pair up 6.Form a mini group 7.Observe Student Behaviors 8.Observe Student Questions 9.Etc., etc, etc……

12 Co-teaching in the Classroom: Active Roles Card Sort Activity If one person is doing this……. The other person can be doing this……

13 Touch Base Planning Co teachers should carve out thirty minutes each week to reflect on “teaching and learning” of the class. Discuss reflections

14 Student Profiles 14 Final Grades Summative Data Reading and Math Benchmark Data IEP Goals

15 Instructional Planning Meeting Set Agenda What has the student learned this week? Announcements Instructional Planning To do’s for next meeting

16 Video: Marilyn Friend Watch the video description of co teaching approaches. Reflect on the examples of coteaching with your partner.

17 Strategies for Finding Co-planning Time 17 Use other adult to help cover classes Find funds for substitute teachers Experiment with late arrival and early dismissal days Stay late once a month Reduce other work to save time to meet National Institute for Urban School Improvement, 2005

18 Co-teaching: best practices 18 Attend co-teaching workshops together as a team Find co-planning time Decide content and how it will be taught Help to design instructional alternatives Listen actively and share decisions Try different co-teaching configurations

19 A Guide to Co-Teaching 19 Richard Villa For next time….. Read Chapters 2 & 3 Read Chapters 2 & 3 Day-to Day Workings of Co-Teaching Teams Day-to Day Workings of Co-Teaching Teams Supportive Teaching Supportive Teaching Pay particular attention to frequently asked questions on pages 25 & 26 Pay particular attention to frequently asked questions on pages 25 & 26

20 Reflection….. Thank you for your attention and enthusiasm concerning co-teaching Share any concerns, thoughts and ideas with your partner concerning co-teaching.

21 December Professional Development Saturday, December 5 8:30 – 11:30 am or Thursday, December 103:00 – 6:00 pm

22 Contact Information Elaine Neugebauer Pittsburgh Public Schools Marianne Trachok Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Edward G. Rendell, Governor Pennsylvania Department of Education Gerald L. Zahorchak, D.Ed., Secretary Diane Castelbuono, Deputy Secretary Office of Elementary and Secondary Education John J. Tommasini, Director Bureau of Special Education Patricia Hozella, Assistant Director Bureau of Special Education


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