Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Co-Teaching made easy! A Presentation for Cincinnati Public Schools Administrators and teachers who are considering Co-Teaching systems in."— Presentation transcript:
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
Co-Teaching is: A Partnership The sharing of knowledge and skill to maximize student learning.
Joint Accountability In All Facets of the Classroom Share in Successes & Challenges
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.
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
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.
have both teachers actively involved with kids when there are two professionals in the room. Always
What is Co-Teaching from the generalist perspective?
Planning Systems Consultant System Parallel system
Instructions You have 12 strips of paper in a envelope With a partner determine which characteristics depicted fit the teachers. Take 10 minutes
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.
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
Prerequisite Skills What Do You Bring To The Partnership? Personal Skills –Willingness to give up some of the control –Parity –Communication/Collaboration is key
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
Shared System of Beliefs Fair Practices in the classroom –G–Grading –D–Discipline –G–Goals for Students –G–Goals for the Classroom
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.”
FEEDBACK Should be SSolicited – best received when someone has requested it DDirect – give directly to the person that can use it WWell Timed – for interpersonal Feedback, ask yourself, “Hmmmm, is now the best time to give feedback?”
Collaboration is Emergent Trust Respect Belief in the Value of Collaboration
Factors that Interfere with Listening Rehearsing a Response Daydreaming Hot Words Filtering Messages Distracted by Extraneous Details
Components of Collaboration Personal commitment Communication Skills Interaction Processes Programs and Services Context
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
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
Topics To Discuss at the Onset and Periodically Discipline Feedback Student evaluation Teaching Chores Confidentiality Pet Peeves
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
Topics to Discuss at the Onset and Periodically Expectations for the students Planning Instructional Format Parity Space Noise Routines
Interpersonal Problem-Solving Well-defined Problems Partially Defined Problem Reactive Proactive
Steps in Interpersonal Problem Solving Identifying the Problem Generating Potential Solutions Evaluating Potential Solutions Implementing the Solution Evaluating the Outcome
What 2 people create and implement together is stronger and more powerful than what 1 person could do alone! SO HAPPY TOGETHER!