Presentation on theme: "COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS BETWEEN GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATORS"— Presentation transcript:
1 COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS BETWEEN GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATORS Lisa A. Dieker, Ph.D.University of Central Florida
2 7 Strategies that Work Creating a School-Wide Culture Celebrating the Success of All StudentsDeveloping Interdisciplinary CollaborationImplementing Effective Co-TeachingEstablishing Active Learning EnvironmentsImplementing Successful Evidence-Based InstructionImproving Grading and AssessmentWhich one do you struggle with the most – which area do you have the greatest success?
3 ReflectionWhich of the 7 areas are you still struggling with related to inclusive practices? What one suggestion do you have to “fix” or address the issue?What is your greatest strength that you bring to your co-teaching relationship?What is your co-teachers greatest strength?What is one thing you think you might want to target to make your co-teaching stronger? (might consider co- planning, co-instructing, co-assessing)What will you do to address # 1 and # 4?
4 Is anyone failing your co-taught classes? If so why? Those who cannot meet grade level standardsThose who refuse to come to schoolThose who come and refuse to workWhat will you do to solve or address the problem?
5 NO WHININGCan share a concern –but must offera positive solution
15 The PlanWhen do we plan?How do we plan?What do we plan?
16 Big IdeaInstructional MethodStandard AssessmentModified Assessment
17 Type of Co-teachingBehavioral StrategiesInstructional StrategiesData Collected/Notes
18 Some novel ideas 2 periods of co-teaching and switching roles Parallel schedulingSocial skills/strategies class that is inclusivePpt vocabulary -Rhymes ‘n times -Corporate mentors ( and in person)Webcams -Various websites
19 How are you using your time? Do you use a timer? Do you spend 10 minutes on each lesson? Do you focus on the “big ideas” what some vs all students need to learn? Do you both have clear role definition? Do you save discussions about life and kid specific issues until after you plan for all students? Do you have procedural items already discussed – grading, parent contact, state and district assessments?
22 TYPES OF CO-TEACHINGOne Teacher lead, One teacher support Station Teaching Parallel Teaching Alternative Teaching Team Teaching Which ones aren’t you using and why?
23 Common Characteristics of an entire lesson Both teachers have presence in their roleA climate of success for all students is created - with both teachers focusing on ALLProgress is monitored and learning assessed dailyAcademic and social skills are taughtObjectives are clearEngaged learning time is maximizedDifferentiation is expected by both teachers
24 What percentage of the time do your students in your school spend using print?
30 Multiple Means of Action and Expression Multiple Means of Engagement To expand strategic abilitiesThe “how” of learningMultiple Means of EngagementTo enhance involvement - the “why” of learningMultiple Means of RepresentationTo increase knowledgeThe “what” of learning
37 Not one size fits all – but alternatives. Universal DesignNot one size fits all – but alternatives.Designed from the beginning, not added on later.Increases access opportunities for everyoneUniversal Design is about providing, from the beginning, options in which people can access buildings and using products and environments of all kinds.The key purpose of UD is to create inclusive physical environments and widely usable tools.