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  • 1. Co-teaching EDIM 510 By: Kelly Shelp
  • 2. What Co-Teaching IS
    • Two or more educators working together
    • Ability to share instructional responsibility
    • Common, publicly agreed on goal
    • Cooperative process
    • Redistribution of leadership and decision making
    • Mutual ownership and joint accountability
  • 3. Purpose for Co-teaching
    • All students can receive improved instruction
    • Helps learning problems be identified earlier
    • Reduced stigma for special needs students
    • Students given extra attention from teachers
    • Instructional fragmentation minimized
    • Support between teachers
  • 4. Positive Results of Co-teaching For Students
    • Improved Academic Instruction for ALL students
    • Increase in self-confidence of all students
    • Increased individualized instruction
    • Increased student enthusiasm and involvement
    • Improved Social Skills and Behavior
    • Stronger Peer relationships
  • 5. Positive Results of Co-teaching for Teachers
    • Satisfaction and opportunities for professional growth
    • Reduced student teacher ratio
    • Increased opportunities for collaboration
    • More feedback regarding student engagement
    • Reduced behavior problems
    • Get a new perspective on teaching
  • 6. Problems Teacher’s Face with Co-teaching
    • Lack of common planning time
    • Student scheduling
    • Relationship Factors
    • Lack of Administrative support
    • Staff Development opportunities
    • Increased Workload
  • 7. Styles of Co-teaching
    • One Teach, One Observe
      • One teacher instructs, one observes students
    • One Teach, One Drift
      • One teacher instructs, one assists students
    • Parallel Teaching
      • Each teacher takes half of class
    • Alternative Teaching
      • Differentiated instruction (on, above, or below level)
    • Station Teaching Instruction content divided into parts
    • Team Teaching
      • Both teachers plan and teach lesson
  • 8. References
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    • Gately, Frank & Susan. (2001). Understanding Co-teaching Approaches . Teaching Exceptional Children. March/April, 47
    • Lumaxart. (2007). Working Together Teamwork Puzzle Concept. Retrieved from
    • Middle Tennessee State University (nd) Models of co teaching. Retrieved from ttp://
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