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1 Co-Teaching and Critical Thinking: Reaching All Learners Linda Weikel, Ed.S, NBCT Kim Creagh, Ed.S

2 Student Population We had 21 students in our Third Grade class, including: 8 Special Education students (OHI, BD, LD, HI, Autistic, 504) 6 TAG (Talented and Gifted) 7 General Education 2 of our students were considered medically fragile (Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetic) each requiring frequent monitoring throughout the day

3 Classroom Design Physical set up Cooperative learning groups Access to materials (including computers) Shared responsibility Established routine for all students Parental access to classroom Organized chaos

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5 Goals/Expectations Special education students would participate in all general education activities, lessons, and learning experiences All students would work cooperatively All students were members of the class (not specified Ms. Weikel’s and Ms. Creagh’s) Students would work together to identify and solve problems using a variety of strategies and methods Teachers set and defined the tasks, including the method of assessments. Students had to apply problem solving and critical thinking to complete the tasks.

6 Math Cyberchase videos IXL Flipcharts on Activboard Brain Pop Jr. Manipulatives Digital Camera picture vocabulary Paper/pencil daily review Study Guides Class Website

7 Language Arts Class blog and Wiki Spellingcity.com Brain Pop Jr. Flipcharts for Group editing Writing stories with digital camera Turkey stories FDR fireside chats Heroes Novel studies

8 Science Students switched for science, Special Ed. teacher travelled with students Science teacher was responsible for knowing student goals and objectives and accommodations Hands on experiments Discovery Education Flipcharts

9 Social Studies Heroes FDR Fireside Chats Biography summaries Flipcharts Reading for information Discovery Education Smithsonian for Education Flip Camera Role Play and Teach the class Student created PowerPoints for Unit review

10 Inclusive Activities Globe Play Mummy Schoolwide Enrichment Model (Trashion Show, Greek Olympics, Food Tastings, Heroes Museum) Parties, Field Trips, Assemblies Guest speakers and Presentations Science Lab

11 Questions If you have questions or would like to speak with either of us, we will be available after the session. You may also either of us: Linda Weikel: Kim Creagh:

12 Resources https://sites.google.com/site/inteched/ https://sites.google.com/site/inteched/resource-index


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