Why Co-Teach? Increased access to the general curriculum More immediate and more accurate individualized instruction Increased positive attitudes toward school work More use of strategies that feature active learning, which leads to increased achievement Higher ratings of satisfaction, as co-teachers meet their own basic needs as well as the basic needs of their students Higher capacity to meet a variety of student needs
Five Basic Elements 1. At least one common goal 2. A shared belief system where each co-teacher is valued for their expertise 3. Parity between the co-teachers who both give and receive information or advice and learn each other’s skills 4. Leadership roles are distributed among the co- teaching team members 5. A cooperative procedure with face-to-face interaction, monitoring, communication, and individual accountability
Corners Activity Directions: Make a Selection Write it down Go to the corner of the room that represents your choice. Discuss and record why they you made that choice with your group Share Co-Teaching is Like… Driving a motorcycle Driving a luxury sedan Driving a minivan Driving a sports car
Co-Teaching Models Co-Teaching Approaches One Teach, One Drift Parallel Teaching Station Teaching Alternative Teaching Team Teaching
C0-Teaching Models Continued Please review handouts While reading: Underline something that worked well in the past Circle something that you would like to try this year
Table Talk Questions What co-teaching approaches have you had success with in the past? What would be like to try and implement this year? Discuss with your table and record your answer.
Planning The District expects that you to plan with your co- teacher. If you do not have common planning, please talk to your Principal so arrangements can be made for sub- coverage.
Planning Continued Review the planning sheets to determine one or two that might work for your co-teaching team. Discuss with your table Record on the chart
Kicking Off the Year Spend time with your co-teacher to establish: - classroom procedures - classroom rules - a letter to parents and your class syllabus - how you will explain co-teaching to your students - planning expectations - roles when you have a substitute - note for sub folder explaining co-taught classes
and Now It is Time to Say Goodbye… Complete 3-2-1 Bridge How has your thinking changed? Please take a moment to respond to the last two questions on your table - Questions I still have: - I am walking away with:
Thank you!! SEE YOU AUGUST 28 TH FOR OPENING DAY!