Definition Collaboration is a style of teaching with direct interaction between at least two equal parties engaged in shared decision making as they work toward a common goal.
Roles and Responsibilities Administrator Build Consensus Monitor the planning schedule Meeting on a regular basis builds trust Help in scheduling special education teachers time in general classroom Educate faculty, staff, and parents on the continuum of services Create meaningful incentives for teachers implementing change Expand fiscal, human, technical, and organizational resources
Roles and Responsibilities Administrators Provide joint planning Provide opportunities for problem solving Create a support system Assist in the formation of collaborative teams Provide a nurturing environment Communication is KEY!
NCLB Handout What does the law say? NCLB –Close the Gap –Highly Qualified IDEA –FAPE –LRE
What does the law say? Access to the General Curriculum –Schools are required to provide access to the general curriculum by giving students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve the same standards as all other students. The IDEA and KARs stress the importance of participation of students with disabilities in the general curriculum. (707 KAR 1:320, Section 5. (7)(a)(b)) –In addition to IDEA, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, (P.L. 107-110), seeks “to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach or exceed minimum proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments” (Sec. 1001, Part A, Title I of ESEA; 20 U.S. C. 6301).
CATS Performance of Sub-Groups Data Tracking Form for Students with Disabilities School: Jones Elementary Grade(s) 4-5 District: Mason County Academic Index by Content Area 199920002001200220032004Gain (+ or -) Reading Non-disability 80.2691.8887.9789.2696.2393.70+13.44 Disability71.2265.0381.1083.9186.0694.08+22.86 Math Non-disability 58.5479.3681.2275.4482.6491.36+32.82 Disability45.3956.8273.3566.2083.44100.34+54.95 Science Non-disability 79.1291.4392.0192.33103.28111.76+32.64 Disability76.8667.5488.3693.0895.73106.66+29.80 Social Studies Non-disability 60.4477.5079.8471.1680.4491.58+31.14 Disability48.4155.8677.4759.4880.7398.40+49.99 Practical Living/Voc. St. Non-disability 68.0681.4288.2280.4489.8998.55+30.49 Disability48.4272.5179.6471.18101.1899.79+51.37
CATS Performance of Sub-Groups Data Tracking Form for Students with Disabilities School: Mason County High School Grade(s) 9th-12th District: Mason County Academic Index by Content Area 199920002001200220032004Gain (+ or -) Reading Non-disability 75.8974.6573.3874.3375.9881.60+5.71 Disability34.6232.9433.6828.4131.6046.58+11.96 Math Non-disability 58.3365.4662.3268.8974.3972.71+14.38 Disability19.1324.3532.0426.8821.5238.44+19.31 Science Non-disability 60.8965.3069.5567.4475.2969.47+8.58 Disability40.0639.5744.3334.9927.2943.66+3.6 Social Studies Non-disability 66.4471.3871.2673.7778.0075.07+8.63 Disability38.8034.0042.1929.4123.9447.89+9.09
Practical Living/Voc. St. Non-disability 77.2378.3374.8876.5388.5490.04+12.81 Disability26.8736.6333.8426.1343.8947.29+20.42 Arts & Humanities Non-disability 53.1359.8760.6658.0878.7174.78+21.65 Disability22.4024.9934.3824.9920.5343.55+21.15 Total Writing Non-disability 68.3766.4671.4575.9879.6480.88+12.51 Disability25.1630.56 No KPR Data 41.03 No KPR Data 66.88+41.72 Overall Academic Index Non-disability 65.968.769.371.377.877.0+11.10 Disability30.432.0 No KPR Data 31.1 No KPR Data 48.2+17.80 Academic Index by Content Area 199920002001200220032004Gain (+ or -) School: Mason County High School Grade(s) 9th-12th District: Mason County (Continued)
CATS Performance of Sub Groups Data Tracking Form for Students with Disabilities School: Mason County Middle School Grade(s) 6th -8 th District: Mason County Academic Index by Content Area 199920002001200220032004Gain (+ or -) Reading Non-disability 82.2382.4288.8895.2492.7588.30+6.07 Disability45.1739.3152.1563.8274.8562.90+17.73 Math Non-disability 64.6565.8262.3268.5578.3179.29+14.64 Disability28.9429.6529.7336.7940.0847.34+18.40 Science Non-disability 68.6065.6974.1276.4774.3781.53+12.93 Disability30.5930.0435.9946.0755.6158.40+27.81 Social Studies Non-disability 66.2173.9268.2276.1679.0483.21+17.00 Disability33.4736.7434.4343.7935.5661.20+27.73
Practical Living/Voc. St. Non-disability 74.7975.6569.6478.9976.7681.97+7.18 Disability30.9026.3926.1640.7332.0449.66+18.76 Arts & Humanities Non-disability 65.0274.8168.8281.2387.1481.21+16.19 Disability24.8034.3028.4636.5840.3269.73+44.93 Total Writing Non-disability 42.4845.1761.1869.0973.2069.53+27.05 Disability20.2121.8133.5844.1559.93 No KPR Data +39.72 Overall Academic Index Non-disability 65.7068.0070.7077.6079.9080.60+14.90 Disability31.0031.3035.5045.6050.40 No KPR Data +19.40 School: Mason County Middle School Grade(s) 6th -8 th District: Mason County (Continued) Academic Index by Content Area 199920002001200220032004Gain (+ or -)
All students are GENERAL EDUCATION students first!!!
Continuum of Services 707 KAR 1:220 Section 3 Regular Classroom Indirect/Consultative Support Regular Classroom with Collaboration Resource Setting Special Class (Self-contained Classroom) Specialized School Setting Home/Hospital
“The Power of Two” Each team member brings individual expertise in unique areas and combines these skills with those of others to creatively prevent and solve problems within the classroom setting.
Collaboration IS IS NOT Taking responsibility for all students– every child every day High Standards and levels for all Providing every child the support and services needed for success Visualizing every child’s learning as limitless What is convenient for adults Watering down the curriculum One size fits all The end of a continuum specialized services Trading quality services for surface integration
Collaboration IS IS NOT Determining what two teachers can do together that one person cannot easily do alone Mutual planning and evaluation of learner outcomes and proposed strategies Arriving in the classroom as the “plane is leaving” (i.e. collaborative teaching without collaborative planning) One person delivering content while the other is solely responsible for crowd control
Co-Teaching Each teacher assumes responsibilities for delivery of instruction and evaluation upon their strengths and preferences Teachers swap roles during instruction
Handout #7 Co-Teaching Approaches Lead and Support Speak and Add Speak and Chart Alternative Teaching Station Teaching Parallel Teaching Shadow Teaching
Supportive Teaching The general education and strategic teachers meet regularly to plan, implement, and evaluate instruction The teachers may not implement the instruction within the same setting BUT, support each other … ~General Educator provides Core Content ~Strategic Teacher provides strategies for diverse learners
Consultative Teaching General Education and Strategic Teachers meet regularly to discuss individual student needs The Consulting Teacher may not directly serve the student General Education Teacher advises Strategic Teacher regarding content Strategic Teacher advises General Education Teacher regarding strategies for diverse learners
Closing Activity Complete Handout #1 “Post Assessment” Both the pre and post assessments are to be turned in prior to leaving.
Next Steps…. Three year commitment from district; - Training; Observations; Refinement (all with job embedded PD); Logistics of Creating and Sustaining Collaboration –Class scheduling –Staffing –Monitoring –Evaluation
Collaboration Action Planning Agenda What do you see needs to be done? Timeline What is the product or outcome? Person Respon- sible? What is your role? How will you support the plan? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.