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2 Welcome to Co-Teaching made easy! A Presentation for Cincinnati Public Schools Administrators and teachers who are considering Co-Teaching systems in their schools.

3 Agenda Welcome Where do you stand? Objective/Goals for today Ticket out the door What is Co-Teaching? What is Co-Teaching from the generalist perspective? Break

4 Planning systems Co-Teaching types Key components Lunch Marriage of the Terms Video Team co-planning Parking Lot/Frequently Asked Questions


6 You will know… * What Co-Teaching is * Why Co-Teaching is considered a strong delivery model * What it is should look like when 2 professionals teach in the same room OBJECTIVE/GOALS FOR TODAY!

7 Ticket out the door!

8 INSTRUCTIONS Complete the anticipation/reaction guide using the left side only. After completion put aside till prompted.

9 What is Co-Teaching ?

10 Question? WHAT EXACTLY IS Co-Teaching?

11 Definition of Co-Teaching Involves 2 or more professionals Involves a heterogeneous group of students Involves shared delivery of instruction Occurs in a shared physical space

12 Co-Teaching is: A Partnership The sharing of knowledge and skill to maximize student learning.

13 Joint Accountability In All Facets of the Classroom Share in Successes & Challenges

14 TOGETHERNESS Cooperative Planning Cooperative Presenting Cooperative Processing Cooperative Problem Solving (1 solution) Sacrifices are made by both teachers Flexibility Is Key No Mine and Yours Use “we” and “our” when speaking about yourselves to others and to each other.

15 Two Experts General Educator –Content Expert –Focuses on Curriculum and Instruction –Attends to Pacing Intervention Specialist –Process Expert –Strategies for how to learn and how to remember –Remediation –Accommodations

16 Never, Never, Never Never have one teacher just watch the other one teach. Never have one teacher just helping one child all of the time.

17 have both teachers actively involved with kids when there are two professionals in the room. Always

18 What is Co-Teaching from the generalist perspective?



21 Planning Systems Consultant System Parallel system

22 Instructions You have 12 strips of paper in a envelope With a partner determine which characteristics depicted fit the teachers. Take 10 minutes

23 Mr. Consultn Withu aka. Al D. Time Redesign worksheets Adjust worksheet directions Addition of graphics for directions for clarity Design of study guides, outlines, concept webs Audio taping Provide visuals to help students see relationships among concepts Provide “real life” examples to help students understand abstract ideas.

24 Ms. Youado Those & Ms. Illado These Grouping done according to interests, readiness or skills, style or random Giving students the opportunity to hear the same concepts coming from 2 or more teachers using different styles & materials. Teachers take turns instructing & coaching Use same instructional unit design, but delivery of lesson different way to groups of students in one or more rooms Students grouped, teaching responsibilities determined

25 Co-Teaching Types


27 Key components

28 THE BIG SHIFT FROM –Worrying about the students TO –Worrying about us –Worrying about our relationship –Worrying about the students

29 IT’S A MARRIAGE Ozzie & Harriet Claire & Heathcliff Bonnie & Clyde Starsky & Hutch Booth (Sealy) & Bones (Temperance) Beckett (Kate) & Castle (Rick)

30 Prerequisite Skills What Do You Bring To The Partnership? Personal Skills –Willingness to give up some of the control –Parity –Communication/Collaboration is key

31 Moving From Me to We “The willingness to work toward a common goal is accompanied by a decrease in concern about individual differences.” Friend and Cook

32 Shared System of Beliefs Fair Practices in the classroom –G–Grading –D–Discipline –G–Goals for Students –G–Goals for the Classroom

33 Collaboration vs communication Collaboration “Is a style for direct interaction between at least two co-equal parties voluntarily engaged in shared decision making as they work towards a common goal.” Communication “an act of transmitting exchange of information between one or more individuals by use of symbols, signs, gestures, written, verbal, behavior.”

34 Communication Skills Verbal statements questions Nonverbal –Body Movements facial, eye contact, gestures –Vocal Cues - quality of voice, pacing, flow –Spatial Relations – distance (personal, social, public) Listening

35 FEEDBACK Should be SSolicited – best received when someone has requested it DDirect – give directly to the person that can use it WWell Timed – for interpersonal Feedback, ask yourself, “Hmmmm, is now the best time to give feedback?”

36 Collaboration is Emergent Trust Respect Belief in the Value of Collaboration

37 Factors that Interfere with Listening Rehearsing a Response Daydreaming Hot Words Filtering Messages Distracted by Extraneous Details


39 Components of Collaboration Personal commitment Communication Skills Interaction Processes Programs and Services Context

40 When Does Collaboration Begin? Outside of the classroom –Planning –Shared decision-making –Division of labor –Investigating how students IEP goals fit into the framework (main curriculum) –Accountability

41 Collaboration is…. “The perception that by interacting collaboratively, all participants strengths can be maximized, their weaknesses can be minimized, and the result will be better for all.” Friend and Cook

42 Topics To Discuss at the Onset and Periodically Discipline Feedback Student evaluation Teaching Chores Confidentiality Pet Peeves

43 Collaboration is Key!!! Both educators deliver meaningful instruction Both educators are actively involved in the delivery of instruction to students Both educators teach a diverse group of students Both educators share physical space

44 Topics to Discuss at the Onset and Periodically Expectations for the students Planning Instructional Format Parity Space Noise Routines

45 Interpersonal Problem-Solving Well-defined Problems Partially Defined Problem Reactive Proactive

46 Steps in Interpersonal Problem Solving Identifying the Problem Generating Potential Solutions Evaluating Potential Solutions Implementing the Solution Evaluating the Outcome

47 What 2 people create and implement together is stronger and more powerful than what 1 person could do alone! SO HAPPY TOGETHER!

48 Lunch!

49 Marriage of the Terms

50 Instructions

51 Act It Out!

52 Act It Out Scenarios Teacher asking teacher to make copies and then teacher returning with copies.

53 Act It Out Scenarios Teacher teaching and then other teacher sitting at desk while teacher teaches. (pans clock 11:00, 11:30, 11:45)

54 Act It Out Scenarios Teacher walks up and asks "what are we doing today?”

55 Act It Out Scenarios One teacher teaches while the other just has to deal with behaviors

56 Act It Out Scenarios Both teachers in front of room co- teaching and both presenting the lesson

57 Act It Out Scenarios One teacher teaching and one teacher charting

58 Act It Out Scenarios Example of station teaching / parallel teaching

59 Team co-planning

60 Parking Lot… Frequently Asked Questions… Ticket out the Door…

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