Happy TogetherCohesive Co-Teachingin the ClassroomMrs. Samantha Dooley andMs. Brooke LockhartAlma Middle School, Alma AR
Who are we?
What isCo-Teaching?  Two or more educators (or certified staff)  on contract to share instructional  responsibility for a...
What makes a goodco-teaching team? Workswell with others Common knowledge and skills Knows the content area!Communicati...
Classroom Dynamics Instructional   interactions reflect  relationships Maintain the “flow” of the class by  supporting i...
Approaches to Co-Teaching Student  characteristics and/or needs Teacher characteristics Curriculum Environmental issues
“One Teach, One Observe” Great  for new co-teaching situations Useful for checking student progress Takes   very little...
“One Teach, One Drift” Specificlessons where one teacher may  have expertise Great for new co-teaching partners Low   p...
Parallel Teaching Usefulfor more student participation Great for review, re-teaching, or practice Doesneed some plannin...
Station Teaching Severaltopics can be taught at one time with teachers monitoring specific stations. Planning   is requi...
Alternative Teaching Veryuseful for remediation or enrichment. Great for small groups of students that  may need focused...
Team Teaching “Two   heads, One brain!” This approach is best used for teams  comfortable with each other’s teaching  st...
Success? During  the 2010-2011 School Year  Inclusion Math Classes had a % increase  on quarterly assessments. Only # of...
Work in Progress   Co-teaching is a relationship. It must be worked on    to be successful!   Co-Teaching is a Marriage ...
Resources   Collaboration and Co-Teaching by Andrea    Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove   Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Real...
Resources Inclusive  Classrooms by Anne Bauerand  Stephen Kroeger http://www.marilynfriend.com/ http://inclusion.com h...
Useful Articles and Links http://cec.metapress.com/content/e2578  h36w00m7353/ http://rse.sagepub.com/content/21/3/17  1...
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  1. 1. Happy TogetherCohesive Co-Teachingin the ClassroomMrs. Samantha Dooley andMs. Brooke LockhartAlma Middle School, Alma AR
  2. 2. Who are we?
  3. 3. What isCo-Teaching?  Two or more educators (or certified staff) on contract to share instructional responsibility for a single group of students in a single classroom or workspace for specific content area with mutual ownership, pooled resources, and joint accountability although each individuals level of participation may vary. www.ped.state.nm.us/seo/library/qrtrly.0404.coteaching.lcook.pdf
  4. 4. What makes a goodco-teaching team? Workswell with others Common knowledge and skills Knows the content area!Communication, Trust, Respect, andCommitment are a MUST for a successfulco-teaching relationship!
  5. 5. Classroom Dynamics Instructional interactions reflect relationships Maintain the “flow” of the class by supporting individual students Roles and responsibilitiesare defined.
  6. 6. Approaches to Co-Teaching Student characteristics and/or needs Teacher characteristics Curriculum Environmental issues
  7. 7. “One Teach, One Observe” Great for new co-teaching situations Useful for checking student progress Takes very little planning
  8. 8. “One Teach, One Drift” Specificlessons where one teacher may have expertise Great for new co-teaching partners Low planning needed
  9. 9. Parallel Teaching Usefulfor more student participation Great for review, re-teaching, or practice Doesneed some planning to be successful.
  10. 10. Station Teaching Severaltopics can be taught at one time with teachers monitoring specific stations. Planning is required
  11. 11. Alternative Teaching Veryuseful for remediation or enrichment. Great for small groups of students that may need focused attention. HIGHamount of planning is mandatory.
  12. 12. Team Teaching “Two heads, One brain!” This approach is best used for teams comfortable with each other’s teaching styles. Both teachers have expertise and comfort in the subject Needs some pre-planning to be truly successful.
  13. 13. Success? During the 2010-2011 School Year Inclusion Math Classes had a % increase on quarterly assessments. Only # of students went into a portfolio based Algebra class versus a regular Algebra class in 9th grade. (09/10 #)
  14. 14. Work in Progress Co-teaching is a relationship. It must be worked on to be successful! Co-Teaching is a Marriage - VideoVideo Borrowed fromhttp://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2011/10/13/01coteach.h05.html?qs=Pairing+UpPairing UpEducation Week, Teacher PD Sourcebook
  15. 15. Resources Collaboration and Co-Teaching by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Realizing the Power of Two in the Classroom by International Center for Leadership in Education. Improving Instruction for Students with Learning Needs by Marilyn Friend. Creative Creative February 27 2007. Vol. 64(pages 48-51)
  16. 16. Resources Inclusive Classrooms by Anne Bauerand Stephen Kroeger http://www.marilynfriend.com/ http://inclusion.com http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/educa tion/inclusion.html http://www.ped.state.nm.us/seo/library/q rtrly.0404.coteaching.lcook.pdf
  17. 17. Useful Articles and Links http://cec.metapress.com/content/e2578 h36w00m7353/ http://rse.sagepub.com/content/21/3/17 1.short http://eprints.qut.edu.au/4307/ http://rse.sagepub.com/content/17/4/21 7.short http://www.vcld.org/pages/newsletters/0 0_01_spring/advant.htm http://www.ped.state.nm.us/seo/library/q rtrly.0404.coteaching.lcook.pdf

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