Co-Teaching + Co-Planning = Co-Hesive Learning by Kim Miller – UNI e-mail: email@example.com Meeting the needs of all students doesn’t have to be a co-lossal task. See how the general education and resource teachers co-operatively teach in order to differentiate the curriculum for everyone and establish a co-mmunity of learners. What is Co-Teaching? 1. Two educators 2. Jointly delivering instruction together 3. To diverse groups of students 4. Accomplished through joint planning and both delivering instruction Why Co-Teach? 1. It’s fun 2. Student perceptions and attitudes 3. Collegial relationships 4. Shared resources 5. Active learning 6. Connections/communication/cohesiveness 7. Management strategies 8. Different teaching styles 9. Individualization of instruction 10. Expectations of general education classroom Models of Co-Teaching by Marilyn Friend 1. Team Teaching 2. Station Teaching 3. Parallel Teaching 4. One Teaching/One Assisting 5. Alternative Teaching What is the other teaching doing? 1. Checking for understanding 2. Clarifying ideas (saying the concept in a different way, pointing out other examples) 3. Highlighting student work 4. Cues and probes 5. Praising 6. Calling on students (active engagement) 7. Accommodations 8. Collecting homework 9. Getting supplies and materials 10. Writing examples or assignments on the board 11. Management Helpful Web Sites and Videos http://www.marilynfriend.com Marilyn Friend’s Web site. http://www.powerof2.org Staff development on co-teaching. See the flexibility survey and guided discussion for coteaching teams. Video and training materials also available. Video Package – www.marilynfriend.com The Power of two: Including students through coteaching. Helpful Articles Cook, L., & Friend, M. (1995). Co-teaching: Guidelines for creating effective practices. Focus on Exceptional Children, 28(2), 1-12. Friend, M., & Pope K. L. (2005). Creating schools in which all students can succeed. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 41(2), 56-61. Hawbaker, B., Balong, M. Buckwalter, S., & Runyon, S. (2000). Building a strong BASE of support for all students through coplanning. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(4), 24-30. Dieker, L.A. (2001). What are the characteristics of effective middle and high school co-taught teams for students with disabilities? Preventing School Failure, 46(1), 14-23. Co-Teaching Lesson Plan Book (3rd Ed.) by Lisa Deiker. Austin, V.L. (2001). Teacher’s beliefs about co-teaching. Remedial and Special Education, 22(4), 245-255. Gately, S., & Gately, F.J., (2001). Understanding coteaching components. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(4), 40-47. Murawski, W. & Dieker, L. (2008). 50 Ways to keep your co-teacher. Council for Exceptional Children, Mar./Apr., 40-48. Murawski, W. (2005). Addressing diverse needs through coteaching: take baby steps!. Kappa Delta Pi Record, Winter, 77-82. Murawski, W., & Dieker, L. (2004). Tips and strategies for coteaching at the secondary level. Teaching Exceptional Children, 36(5), 52-58.