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1 Co-Teaching OSSS Webinar for Teacher February 19, 2014

2 Purpose Develop understanding of co-teaching, its structures, and essential supports for its effectiveness Research on effectiveness Resources available

3 Co-teaching is defined as General education teacher and special education provider share planning, instruction and assessment of students to ensure student success “… a specific service delivery option that is based on collaboration.” Marilyn Friend and Lynne Cook “Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals” Co-Teach Part 1

4 Co-teaching is An option for providing special services Implemented by two certificated educators Sharing responsibility for instruction (planning, teaching, assessing) Ensuring ALL students are full class members Focus is access to curriculum NOT –an extra set of hands NOT – alternating classroom responsibility NOT – one person teaching, the other roaming

5 Research A few studies document moderate effect size for student outcomes Many studies focused on concerns and perception Qualitative studies reveal a preponderance of “one teach-one assist” which is not considered ‘highly recommended’ CONLUSION: More research is needed

6 Results DeKalb County* ELA –Passing rate for SWD increased 10.7% between 2007 and 2010, while State decreased 3.8%. Math –Passing rate for SWD increased 3.7% between 2007 and 2010, while State decreased 2.5%. Closer to home North Central High Co-taught math classes outperform other math classes Blaine Middle School Better outcomes in Math than ELA

7 Roles

8 6 Structures Teaming (occasional) Station teaching (frequent) Alternative (occasional) Parallel Teaching (frequent) One teach; one observe (occasional) One teach, One assist (occasional)

9 Successful Models Commit to planning and professional development Ensure clarity on roles and responsibilities Provide for common planning Build agreement on class rules and discipline Assess program effectiveness

10 Resources OSSS coaches will tailor support for your school (no cost) Networking in region and in state Maryland Learning Links 2TeachLLC Marilyn Friend Vanderbilt IRIS NICHY Friend (2008) Co-Teach: A handbook for creating and sustaining effective classroom partnerships in exclusive schools

11 Contact Debra Howard Leadership and Special Education Coach 509-991-1413

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