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1 Co-Teaching as Best Practice in Student Teaching Introduction And History Of Co-Teaching 1

2 Objectives for Training Cooperating Teachers, LEA Administrators, JSU Faculty, and Teacher Candidates will demonstrate initial understanding of co- teaching apply understanding to their own role in the co-teaching project, and plan for implementation of co-teaching project. 2

3 Anticipation Guide Directions BEFORE the Co-teaching Online Training: On page 3 of the Co-Teaching Handbook, carefully read the statements and indicate whether you agree or disagree by checking the appropriate column. AFTER the Co-teaching Model Online Training: Review your previous responses, decide whether you still agree or disagree with the statements. Provide a brief statement of support for your selection. 3

4 Quick Write: Write one question you have about co-teaching. 4

5 Short History of Co-Teaching PL (Now IDEA)- Least Restrictive Environment SPED and General ED teacher needed to work together Cook and Friend- models of co-teaching Kansas State (1999) Virginia Consortium (2002) St. Cloud State University ( ) Student Teaching hasn’t changed much in 80 years!! Guyton & McIntyre (1990) Copyright 2009, St. Cloud University, Copyright 2011, St. Cloud State University Teacher Quality Enhancement Center Research funded by a US Department of Education, Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant 5

6 St. Cloud TQE Initiative Re-examination of student teaching Growing resistance from teachers to hose teacher candidates with high emphasis on NCLB testing Pressures from NCATE and other accreditation agencies $5 million Teacher Quality Enhancement, US Department of Education grant, awarded

7 Recognition and Awards 2010 Noted as a “Promising Practice” by the NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel 2010 The Renaissance Group Signature Project 2008 ACCTE Best Practice Award for Research in Teacher Education 2007 AASCU Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Preparation 2006 MnSCU Innovative Partnering and Collaboration Award 7

8 St. Cloud State University: …more than seven years creating, implementing, and evaluating a co- teaching model of student teaching Jacksonville State University: Beginning the second year of a long- term project implementing, evaluating, and refining a co-teaching model of student teaching 8

9 JSU Co-Teaching Project and Timeline for JSU Co-Teaching Website developed Data collective process defined and implementation data collected Embed co-teaching in all College of Education courses Initial implementation in Fall Practicum into Spring Internship Placement and training of initial group of selected JSU students Initial training for JSU Faculty, LEA Administrators, Cooperating Teachers 9

10 JSU Co-Teaching Project Goals and Timeline for Implement: Partnerships with local LEA’sCo-Teaching Liaisons Deepen Understanding: At the University As a Clinical Model Continue: Data collection and analysis CT Development 10

11 Anticipation Guide Directions BEFORE the Co-teaching Model Presentation: Carefully read the statements below and indicate whether you agree or disagree by checking the appropriate column. Compare your responses to someone at your table. Directions AFTER the Co-teaching Model Presentation: Review your previous responses, decide whether you still agree or disagree with the statements. Provide a brief statement of support for your selection. 11

12 Co-Teaching …is defined as two teachers (cooperating teacher and teacher candidate) working together with groups of students-sharing the planning, organization, delivery and assessment of instruction, as well as the physical space. Both teachers are actively involved and engaged in all aspects of instruction 12

13 Co-Teaching is an Attitude An attitude of sharing the classroom and students Co-Teachers must always be thinking… WE’RE BOTH TEACHING 13

14 Why Co-Teach? Greater student participation and engagement Increase instructional options for all students Enhanced collaboration skills 14

15 At the Heart of Co-Teaching Building better relationships Communication/Collaboration Co-Teaching/Co-Planning Active vs. Passive Use expertise of cooperating teacher Attitude Best way to meet students 15

16 Co-Teaching Strategies One Teach, One Observe One Teach, One Assist Station Teaching Parallel Teaching Supplemental Teaching Alternative (Differentiated) Teaching Team Teaching 16

17 Key Elements Co-teaching Workshop for CT & US One teacher candidate per classroom Co-teaching integrated into teacher preparation curriculum Clearly defined expectations, including solo teaching time Support for CT’s and Teacher Candidates Designated planning time for co-teaching each week 17

18 Stages of Concern for Teacher Candidates Pre-teaching Survival Teaching Situation Pupils 18

19 Connections Think about the JSU project for co-teaching. What is your specific role? Where do you fit in based on your role? 19


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