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Co teaching presentation

  1. 1. Co-Teaching Models Source: Friend & Cook (2000). Interactions
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Define co-teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the rationale for using co-teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Identify six approaches and examples of co-teaching </li></ul>
  3. 3. Co-teaching Rationale <ul><li>Meets student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Provides less fragmented and more contextualized instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Creates positive social interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters sense of support </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of Co-teaching <ul><li>2+ Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared teaching responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jointly deliver instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum may be modified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Diverse group of students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to range of needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lowers student/teacher ratio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expands expertise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared classroom space </li></ul>
  5. 5. Co-teaching Approaches <ul><li>One Teach ~ One Observe </li></ul><ul><li>One Teach ~ One Assist </li></ul><ul><li>Station Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Team Teaching </li></ul>
  6. 6. One Teach/One Observe <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Little joint planning time </li></ul><ul><li>Support teachers can learn about curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Effective for teachers new to collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Support teacher can be seen as an assistant </li></ul><ul><li>*Use no more than 5-10% of the time! </li></ul>
  7. 7. One Teach/One Assist <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Little joint planning time </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to learn about curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Effective for teachers new to collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Special educator as an assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Students can become dependent on the “assistant” </li></ul><ul><li>*Use no more than 20% of the time! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Station Teaching <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Each teacher had responsibility for delivering instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Lower teacher to student ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Students w/disabilities can be integrated into small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Noise level can be distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Movement can be distracting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Parallel Teaching <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Lower teacher to student ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous grouping </li></ul><ul><li>More creativity in lesson delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers must both be comfortable in content </li></ul><ul><li>Should not be used for initial instruction </li></ul>
  10. 10. Alternative Teaching <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with attention problem students </li></ul><ul><li>Can re-teach, tutor, or enrich </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Stigmatizing </li></ul><ul><li>Support teacher can be viewed as an assistant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Team Teaching <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in lesson delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest amount of trust and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Most difficult to implement </li></ul>
  12. 12. School-wide Factors that Influence Co-teaching <ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><li>Support Teacher Caseload </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary vs. Involuntary Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling (for teaching and planning) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving techniques </li></ul>

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