CoTeaching: A Journey

Sarah and Tracie, I am excited to be working with you.
Today we are going to begin to explore the world of coteaching as it relates to your classroom.
First we will review the different models of coteaching, then we will look at strategies for planning success!

Session 1: April 12, 2010, 12:00pm-12:45pm

Part 1: Reflecting on the Models of CoTeaching
Coteaching Rubric
  • Identify activities/subjects/lessons that are "best practice" for the different models.
  • What models do you use the most? Why?
  • What models would you like to try? In what areas?

Part 2: Best Practices for Planning
Best Practices for Planning for CoTeaching
Working as a Team
Watch two videos here (4th grade and 6th grade LA):
Watch a video here (4th grade):
  • What strengths do you bring to the partnership?
  • What strengths does your coteacher bring to the partnership?
  • How can you capitalize on all the "strengths in the room?"

The Planning Logistics
Watch two videos here (4th grade and 6th grade LA):
  • What similarities do you notice to your team?
  • What differences do you notice to your team?

Part 3: A Planning Contract
Co Teaching Planning Contract
Work together to complete the planning contract.

Part 4: What is needed for next time? (differentiation with literacy, universal design for learning, etc.)