Presentation on theme: "CO-TEACHING MODELS & CO-PLANNING COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!"— Presentation transcript:
CO-TEACHING MODELS & CO-PLANNING COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!
CO-TEACHING IS… CO-TEACHING IS NOT… As you enter, complete the consensus grams! Please complete the chart: Jot down what co-teaching is and what it is not… ***Think back to our last session together.
Time to Reflect! Make time to plan with your co-teacher Choose a planning template that works for you and “your other half” Complete this planning session prior to the next PLC Keep in mind: What worked? What didn’t work? What would you change on your template to make your planning easier for you and your partner? Revise lesson plans Monitor behavior plans/IEP goals and objectives Check on “who’s getting it” and what do WE need to do DIFFERENTLY
DESIRED OUTCOMES: Reflect on co-planning strategies Reflect on strengths and challenges of co-teaching Understand what co-teaching is and isn’t Identify key components of the five models of co-teaching Decide on which co-teaching model is currently being used versus which one to try out Access to an online training site
Focusing on your Co-Teaching Challenges
You two are lucky to have each other! Jot a quick thank you note to your co-teacher!
Most Common Approaches One Teaching, One Drifting Parallel Teaching Station Teaching Alternative Teaching Team Teaching
Video Examples of Co-teaching These first 5 examples are provided from Brigham Young University and can be found at These first 5 examples are provided from Brigham Young University and can be found at html html html html
Using the Models Each of the models of co-teaching can be effective in different classroom situations. Co-teachers have to determine which arrangement best suits the needs of their students in a particular situation. The models are meant to be flexible and used interchangeably. Resource(s)/Online Training Journal: (web site)
Advice From Co-Teachers “Establish and clarify co- teaching goals.” “Practice communication skills for successful co-teacher interactions.” “Understand responsibilities.” “Agree to reflect and celebrate.” “Agree on a common framework.” Your Advice
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