Define co-teaching and distinguish it from terms such as collaboration, team teaching, and inclusion.Co-teachers often report that one of the most noticeable advantages of sharing a classroom is the sense of support it fosters.Co-teachers report that when they have a spectacular lesson, someone is there to share it, and when they have a particularlychallenging day, someone really knows just how difficult it was.
Co-teaching - vary instructional arrangements according to the Bauwens, Hourcade, and Friend model:Staff share responsibility for teaching content (Team Teaching), integrating effective instructional strategies with content (Complementary Instruction), and developing activities that promote student processing and practice of content taught (Supportive Learning Activities). http://www.vcld.org/pages/newsletters/03_04_fall/teacher.htmCo-teaching Models •Lead and Support •One Teaching~One Observing •One Teaching~One Drifting •Station Teaching •Parallel Teaching •Alternative Teaching •Team Teaching
Why co-plan? •Parity •To ensure all students needs are being met •To establish roles •Differentiated instruction •Effective grouping •Effective instruction •Accommodations •Varied instructional practices Before the meeting •GE teachers gathers key information about upcoming curriculum, projects and activities, etc. •During the meeting •Decide which co-teaching models will be used, how to group students, and which aspects of instruction may need to adapted. •Individual student matters are discussed •Decide on “roles” during the lessons. •After the meeting • SE teacher adapts the instruction to meet the needs of individual students. (Friend, 2008)
ImplementingPowering Up Students Judy Byers Carlene Walter http://schools.spsd.sk.ca/curriculum/techyteacher/
Timeline NovemberSpring 2012 Fall October November June 2012 - June Applications 2012 Weekly 2012 Surveys 2012 Initial Weeklyaccepted and Meetings & Action Powered Up meeting with Meetingsschool teams & PD Plans Students School Teams & PD identified Opportunities Submitted Begins Opportunities
Setting a VisionWhat are your long-term goals?What are your short-term goals?
Establishing Goals Where are you? Where are you going?What is your staff’s What are yourinstructional level staff’s goals with with technology? Powering Up Students?
Establishing GoalsDetermine Where Your School Is• Have staff complete What is Your Instructional Level With Technology? survey.Determine Where Your School Is Going• Create a school Action Plan based on data, in conjunction with the school’s lead teachers (Tech Sidekicks).
Establishing GoalsDetermine The Direction• Describe, in detail, a specific learning experience that would take place in your classroom as a participant in Powering Up Students.• How do you envision teaching and learning in your classroom would change as a participate in Powering Up Students?
Putting Goals Into Action )_ _How can coteaching How can coplanning How can Tech be structured to build respectful Sidekicks alleviateshare instructional tasks embedded in technology and responsibility and curriculum instructional foster support? actualization? issues?
Putting Goals Into ActionCo-teaching Team Teaching Complementary Instruction Supportive Learning
Putting Goals Into ActionCo-Planning • Gather key information about upcoming curriculum, projects and students’ needs Before Meeting • Decide which co-teaching models will be used, how to group students, and which instructional strategies would meet the students’ learning needs During • Decide on “roles” during co-teaching Meeting • Determine method for assessing students’ achievement • Reflect on students’ achievement • Plan, based on student data, how to adapt the instruction to meet the needs of the After students. Meeting
Determining Logistics _ _ What are the What peripherals willprocedures for the you need?use of the devices?
Survey StudentsWhat devices will the students bring?
Communicate Expectations )_ _Learn Model Share
Communicate ExpectationsLearn• Utilize student devices in transformational technology instruction.• Participate in ongoing professional development.• Collaborate with other Powering Up Students teachers.Model• Co-teach with a school-based teacher to provide modelling of and deepening learning of transformational technology integration with student devices.• Be a model classroom for teachers in your school, across the division, and beyond.Share• Contribute to a blog to document your learning journey.• Communicate with parents about Powering Up Students.• Present at Teachnology.
Provide Continual Support )_ _ Professional Planning andWeekly Support Development Sharing
Provide Continual SupportWeekly Support • Thursday afternoon and Friday morning • Instructional and assessment strategies and management issuesProfessional Development • Full-Day Professional Development before Roll-Out • Action Planning, Logistics, and App Sharing • LibGuides • TechyTeacherOngoing Planning and Sharing • Co-teaching • Co-planning • Blog
Prepare Students )_ _ Expect Share Model TransparentExpectations Appropriate Use Learning
Prepare Students• Share responsibilities and expectations• Train routines and procedures• Model appropriate use• Teach specific apps which will be used often• Give students time to explore
Do• Have a vision for teaching and learning with technology• Plan ahead• Be flexible and make changes as needed• Be strategic in placing devices in classrooms• Equip teachers• Prepare students• Develop consistent procedures and policies
Don’t• Put the cart before the horse• Get caught up with the "hype"• Focus only on the technology• Go subject-wide at first• Forget about next year - sustainability