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
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!
Classroom Dynamics Instructional interactions reflect relationships Maintain the “flow” of the class by supporting individual students Roles and responsibilitiesare defined.
“One Teach, One Observe” Great for new co-teaching situations Useful for checking student progress Takes very little planning
“One Teach, One Drift” Specificlessons where one teacher may have expertise Great for new co-teaching partners Low planning needed
Parallel Teaching Usefulfor more student participation Great for review, re-teaching, or practice Doesneed some planning to be successful.
Station Teaching Severaltopics can be taught at one time with teachers monitoring specific stations. Planning is required
Alternative Teaching Veryuseful for remediation or enrichment. Great for small groups of students that may need focused attention. HIGHamount of planning is mandatory.
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.
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 #)
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
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)
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