Presentation on theme: "Co-Teaching as a Methodology in Teacher Preparation Kristin Dauk and Bridget Weigt National Convening on Clinical Practice Washington, DC November 14,"— Presentation transcript:
Co-Teaching as a Methodology in Teacher Preparation Kristin Dauk and Bridget Weigt National Convening on Clinical Practice Washington, DC November 14, 2011
Presentation Overview During this presentation we will share: Co-teaching structures at MSU Our rationale for using co-teaching Our journey of implementation Challenges we face and ways to address those challenges Research results
Co-Teaching - General Definition An effective, evidence-based instructional strategy in which two or more caring professionals share responsibility for a group of students and work collaboratively to add instructional value to enhance their efforts - Chapman & Hart Hyatt (2011)
Co-Teaching: MSU Structure A Cooperating Teacher plus an MSU Teacher Candidate are the two caring professionals who share responsibility. They work collaboratively, add instructional value, and work to enhance learning for diverse groups of students.
Co-Teachers... Consider the adults, the students, and their professional practices as they co-plan. Jointly decide how to best offer instruction - engage in substantive co-planning. Use a range of approaches/models. Collaborate for best results. Have strong administrative support. Discuss logistical issues to improve teaching and learning.
Co-Teaching Models Aim = 60-70% co-teaching % solo teaching Complementary Co-Teaching One Teach, One Observe One Teach, One Support Side-by-Side Co-Teaching Station Teaching Parallel Teaching Alternative Teaching Walk the Talk Co-Teaching Team Teaching
Co-Teaching in COE Licensure Programs Professional development for faculty Modeling and learning about the co-teaching strategies/methods within MSU courses Shared lesson plan design across COE and content courses Opportunities for co-teaching strategies to be incorporated in pre-student teaching field experiences
MSU Program: Why are we using the Co-Teaching Model?
MSU Vision and Rational for Co-Teaching Transition from the traditional model of the "Sink or Swim" approach Apprenticeship where extended time is spent co- planning/co-teaching with your partner Emphasis is on providing greater opportunities for enhanced K-12 student achievement
Research About Co-Teaching Critical resources are added for the partnership to use with a diverse population of students (Roth & Tobin, 2004; 2005) Enhanced opportunities for reflection on teaching and learning (Gallo-Fox et al, 2005) Significant achievement gains in K-6 co-teaching classrooms (SCSU)
Value-Added Co-Teaching Improve teacher to K-12 student ratio Increased professional growth Encourage quality MSU teacher candidate mentoring > 2
MSUs Co-Teaching Journey... Fall 08 – Spring 09: o COE faculty study research on changing student teaching practices/options and attended training Spring 09: o Present future plan to PDS Governance Council and Field Experience Committee o Co-teaching program approved and detail planning begins Fall 09: o Initial co-teaching trainings for faculty, TOSAs/university supervisors o IRB approval
Journey Spring10: o Initial co-teaching training for 45 co-teaching pairs in 5 PDS Districts o Research Data Collection began o Presentation updates and discussions with all PDS partner administrative teams Fall10: o Training for 55 co-teaching pairs in 7 PDS Districts o Research Data Collected o Co-teaching content inclusion within Blocks/Levels of curriculum in COE teacher licensure programs
Co-Teaching Implementation Spring11: o Training for 100 Co-teaching pairs in 8 PDS Districts o Research Data Collected Fall11: o Training for 124 Co-teaching pairs in ALL partner districts o Research Data Collected Spring 12: o Training for 100% Co-teaching pairs in ALL partner districts o Research Data to be Collected
Co-Teaching Pairs Training Held at the beginning of each semester with Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Candidates, and University Supervisors o Basics of the co-teaching methodology o Research information o Co-teaching at MSU o Co-teaching strategies o Relationship development using: Conversations to Get Started What Color is Your Personality
Challenges Addressed Embedding co-teaching in our teacher licensure programs Professional development for faculty University K-12 Secondary Coalition meetings Implementation in multiple K-12 districts Initial pilot group with 5 of our PDS sites PDS Administration and TOSA support was crucial for success Gradual implementation over 2 years in approximately 50 partnering districts
Challenges Addressed Fidelity of Program reminders Hold mid-semester co-teaching collaborations Conversations with administrators Monthly supervisors meetings Observe co-teaching lessons through scheduled, unscheduled, and walk-through visits Triad relationship fostered between the university supervisors and their teacher candidates, as well as the cooperating teachers
Challenges we have Addressed Training Offered at the beginning of each semester Money Support from our NExT Initiative Sustaining the program Transitioning to online training sessions Working toward placements in PDS districts where our trained cooperating teachers practice
MSU Co-Teaching Research January May 2011 Research Themes across three semesters.... Values Planning Communication Teaming
Research Data Collection Surveys Co-Teaching Logs Focus Group Interviews Journal Entries Final Student Teaching Evaluation Form
Pilot Study Purpose: to examine the academic engagement of students in secondary schools who are in co- teaching student teaching settings compared to more traditional student teaching classrooms Tool: EcoBehavioral Assessment System Software (EBASS) Results are still be analyzed.
Next Steps... Continued research with current methods...add K-12 achievement measures to co-teaching models. Add co-teaching (or teacher role) checklist for observations. Increase the inclusion of co-teaching in curricula and experiences in all teacher preparation programs within the College of Education, MSU. Increase inclusion of co-teaching in curricula and experiences in content area courses at MSU.