Celebrating the Reality of Inclusive STEM Education: Co-Teaching in Science and Mathematics


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Recently, co-teaching in science and mathematics has largely been the result of accountability. Increased numbers of students with special needs placed in general education mathematics and science classrooms challenges educators to jointly deliver instruction to all students. This session provides practical tips aimed at inclusive science and mathematics learning outcomes.

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  • Cast Science Writer (see http://sciencewriter.cast.org/welcome)
  • Filament Games, Crazy Plant (see www.filamentgames.com/projects)
  • Immune Attack (see www.fas.org/immuneattack)
  • Khan Academy (see www.khanacademy.org)
  • Nobel Peace Prize (see www.nobelprize.org/educational/)
  • Skeva Key Word Vocabulary (see skeva.tamu.edu/index.php)
  • http://www.studystack.com/
  • Here I show that the vocabulary is enhanced with a mnemonic/helper word or phase.
  • ALEKS (see www.aleks.com)
  • Khan Academy (see www.khanacademy.org )
  • http://www.easycbm.com/
  • Math Fact Fluency (see www.reflexmath.com)
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulative(see http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html)
  • Online Math Learning (see www.onlinemathlearning.com/index.html)
  • TIMEZ Attack (See http://www.bigbrainz.com)
  • http://www.edmodo.com/
  • http://www.siemensstemacademy.com/
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  • Celebrating the Reality of Inclusive STEM Education: Co-Teaching in Science and Mathematics

    1. 1. Dr. Kelly J. GrilloDr. Tanya Moorehead
    2. 2. Starting a dialogue of co-teachingresponsibilities is necessary todevelop deep collaborative skillsfocused on student learning. Wassell, 2007
    3. 3. Want to Dialogue? Tweet us… Dr. Kelly J. Grillo @kellygrilloDr. Tanya Moorehead @DrmooreheadUse hash tag #CEC13
    4. 4. Gates Foundation on Education“We at Gates are going to be about acquiring quality data and the need to focus on evidence-based decision making. And we will go where the evidence takes us.” Vicki Philips Director, Education United States Program
    5. 5. The Teaching Device: The Lesson Organizer Lesson Organizer 4 BACKGROUND DATE: 2013 NAME: Dr. Kelly J. Grillo Is about Inclusive Instruction can be Types of Structures and Involves Difficult to Team Work Thinking critically and implement Collaboration 2 Relationships 1 LESSON TOPIC 3 Task-Related Strategies “21 Century Learning” Coteaching Using Stations in Math and Science Explore the tools shared- Choose one to try in a Station Model 5 Lesson Map by analyzing through Defined by How is Vocabulary Two Educators, one General Education, & one Special Education dividing students Instruction built into Why ESEA& IDEA, required by law up heterogeneously to reduce the lessons EVERYDAY ESEA “Teachers must use only research- student-teacher ratio. Both teachers Use Visual/Auditory/Tactile based teaching methods and the schools support learning in the same classroom. Use varied strategies EACH day must reject unproven fads” Across the same standards. Indentify Have computers available IDEA when students are reported as Allow outputs to “look” different having interim failure, teachers MUST What Types of Instructional Supports than just paper/pencil document the intervention that has been Writing/Speaking/Listening Memory/Gaming/Practice Try Language Station for ONLY put into place to remediate failure! Varied inputs- Mnemonics/Vocabulary those who pre-test Student Improvement has been noted recorded lecture PPT/Voki Anchoring devices showed needed it! when the teacher-to-student ratio is Varied outputs- Simulations reduced and when engagement is Voki/CAST Science Writer/ Gaming increased! Lab Write Applying and Creating-Lab Write Create a Lab 6 Challenge Question Name one research-valid science practice and explain when it is MOST appropriate to use. 7 Self-test Questions 8 Tasks Can you provide rationale for selecting Station Teach?  Can you use Station Teach to meet the needs of ALL  Participate in Presentation Students in your Math/Science Classroom? “Actively THINK, how can I apply these skills? Are the Stations appropriate, support critically thinking,  Apply skills- choose one day to try Station Teach student voice and active engagement? Follow Up Activity—Tweet Us, How did it go?Questions? Tweet at one of us… Dr. Kelly J. Grillo @kellygrillo or Dr. Tanya Moorehead @Drmoorehead use hastag #CEC13
    6. 6. @ A GlanceWhy co-teaching in Mathematics and ScienceHow does this Serve ALL kidsThe Common CoreStation Teaching An Example in Math An Example in ScienceTools to Support Station TeachingPutting it ALL togetherWhat’s Next?
    7. 7. Why Coteaching in Math & Science?Student achievement [in Secondary Math andScience] is the ultimate goal of bringing twoeducators with unique skill sets into the co-teaching relationship. Dieker, 2001
    8. 8. Collaboration with StudentsCentered on Content with Process Skills Special General Education Education Teacher Teacher Diverse Students
    9. 9. Weisstein, Eric W. "Yin-Yang." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Yin-Yang.html
    10. 10. www.21stcenturyskills.org
    11. 11. Why Station Teach?Station teaching provides co-teachers withboth time and a method to successfullyinstruct smaller groups of students in the useof tools and content in any subject area, but isparticularly well suited to mathematics andscience where discrete skills and deeperholistic processing/critically thinking ofcontent are both needed.
    12. 12. #1 BarrierNO Planning Time!!!
    13. 13. PartnersElbow
    15. 15. Station Teaching Friend & Cook, 2003
    16. 16. Traditional Station Teaching Moorehead & Grillo, 2013 TEC STEM Issue
    17. 17. Common Core“Encourages teachers to focus on skills such ashigher order thinking, deep knowledge,substantive conversations, and connectionsoutside the classroom. Station teachingprovides a convenient opportunity for co-teachers to design lessons to promote theskills necessary to successfully access theCommon Core State Standards” p. 51 Moorehead & Grillo, 2013 TEC STEM Issue
    18. 18. 1. Analyze2. Plan3. Commit to the Plan4. Reflect5. Adjust6. Repeat 1-5
    19. 19. Stations to Impact Learning 1. Explicit Vocabulary TeachingScience 2. Content-based Game Training Mathematics 3. Supportive ALEKS (see www.aleks.com)Cast Science Writer (see Divergent Dialoguehttp://sciencewriter.cast.org/welcome) Khan Academy (see 4. IncreasedFilament Games, Crazy Plant (see www.khanacademy.org )www.filamentgames.com/projects) Engagement/time Math Fact Fluency (see on task www.reflexmath.com)Immune Attack (seewww.fas.org/immuneattack) 5. Reducing teacher- National Library of Virtual ManipulativeKhan Academy (see student ratio (seewww.khanacademy.org) http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html ) 6. Increasing Online Math Learning (seeNobel Peace Prize (see reinforcement/feed www.onlinemathlearning.com/index.html)www.nobelprize.org/educational/) back TIMEZ Attack (SeeSkeva Key Word Vocabulary (see http://www.bigbrainz.com)skeva.tamu.edu/index.php) 7. Technology tools to support learning Moorehead & Grillo 2013, TEC STEM Issue
    20. 20. Let’s ExamineSCIENCE TOOLS
    21. 21. http://sciencewriter.cast.org
    22. 22. http://www.ncsu.edu/labwrite/
    23. 23. http://www.filamentgames.com/
    24. 24. http://www.fas.org/immuneattack/
    25. 25. https://www.khanacademy.org
    26. 26. http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/
    27. 27. http://skeva.tamu.edu/index.php
    28. 28. http://www.studystack.com/
    29. 29. Kelly J. Grillo Kelly J. Grillo
    30. 30. Twitter Formative AssessmentIn 140 charactersor less name a toolor strategy you willtry to use in aScience Station inyour classroomsoon! USE Hashtag #CEC13
    31. 31. Let’s ExamineMATHEMATICS TOOLS
    32. 32. https://www.aleks.com
    33. 33. https://www.khanacademy.org
    34. 34. https://www.easycbm.com/
    35. 35. https://www.reflexmath.com
    36. 36. https://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
    37. 37. https:// www.onlinemathlearning.com/index.html http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
    38. 38. http://www.bigbrainz.com/ http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
    39. 39. Formative Check- Fist to Five High Tech= Tweet Low Tech= @Drmoorehead & Raise your hands in the Air @kellygrillo Rank your learning today!Rank your learning today! 0-5 0-5 Use hashtag #CEC2013
    40. 40. Integration of Station TeachingStart Small (2X2)Think Student CenteredUse free tools (When trying 3X2)Give depth and breath to thinking/teachingMove from Traditional (teacher centered) to Transformative (student centered)Remember Common Core Address Critical Thinking—So Math and Science Labs easily fit this also addressed are… Listening & Speaking Skills in ELA
    41. 41. What topic can YOU coach for ALL?Active Listening SkillsEffective Note-TakingCreating a Study PlanReading/Comprehension StrategiesMotivationTime ManagementReducing Test AnxietyTest-Taking Skills
    42. 42. Do you Edmodo?
    43. 43. Universal Design for LearningAt the heart of UDL is the use of technology that allows for learning environments to be individualized and motivating because of the high interest technology lends to 21st century learners. Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2003
    44. 44. Technology is thefor students. Itssomething they want tomaster. Learning to use itenhances their self-esteem and makes themexcited about coming toschool. -Fifth grade teacher
    45. 45. Let’s Review….1. Explicit Vocabulary Teaching2. Content-based Game Training3. Supportive Divergent Dialogue4. Increased Engagement/time on task5. Reducing teacher-student ratio6. Increasing reinforcement/feedback/Coaching7. Technology tools to support learning
    46. 46. So far….Plan for the use of StationsKnow your strengths—Go with it!Engaged in an on-learning Community of Practice (CoP)
    47. 47. “Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable and inspire more effective teaching for all learners.” NETP, 2010
    48. 48. Goals in K-16Learning include:(a) learning,(b) assessment,(c) teaching,(d) Infrastructure &(e) productivity are addressed Released March 2010
    49. 49. www.thinkfinity.org/pd/national_training.aspx
    50. 50. IN CONCLUSION…
    51. 51. Going ForwardReview-- the Suggested ToolsCommit-- to trying Station Teaching within 2- weeksDecide-- what support you needJoin-- an online community to support youCelebrate--Tweet US your questions and success!Regroup--Email us your heart aches!
    52. 52. Questions? Dr. Kelly J. Grillo kjgrillo@gmail.com Dr. Tanya Mooreheadtmoorehead25@gmail.com