Co-Teaching in the Classroom<br />Collaboration, Connection, Creation<br />Presented by:<br />Mary Moskwa<br />EDIM 510<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiheffe/3462940215/<br />
Purpose<br />To explain methods of co-teaching and how it could be utilized to be benefit all of your students in the classroom<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/<br />
Definition<br /><ul><li>A method of teaching in which two teachers share responsibilities within the classroom setting.
Includes but is not limited to planning, instruction, evaluation and assistance.
Both teachers need to collaborate on the responsibilities that each will do</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/asupcg/4707025399/<br />
Benefits of Co-teaching<br />Smaller teacher to student ratio<br />Collaboration allows for more ideas<br />Effective behavior management <br />More eyes in the classroom<br />All students are subject to grade level material- some with specially designed instructions<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4474430510/<br />
Methods to Utilize<br />One Teach- One Observes/Assists<br />One teacher teaches while the other walks around and assists students<br />Alternative Teaching<br />One teacher pulls a smaller group away from the rest to give remedial exercises, enrichment activities or any other type of work that a small group of students would need<br />Team Teaching<br />Both teachers lead in the instruction of the content<br />While one is talking, the other can be presenting materials or showing models to students<br />
Methods to Utilize (cont’d)<br />Parallel Teaching<br />Both teachers have an equal amount of students and teach the same material at the same time<br />Station/ Center Teaching<br />Both teachers set up designated stations throughout the classroom for students to visit to enhance their learning<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/besphotos/2358166134/<br />
How to Implement<br /><ul><li>Take time to plan together so that both teachers are on the same page
Collaborate on ideas that could be utilized in the classroom