Co-Teaching Powerpoints and Training modules
- Introduction to Co-Teaching
- Thorough Guidance Powerpoint slideshow with lots of questions to ask yourselves, 5 “musts” for parity between co-teachers, checklists for co-teaching, classroom management, examples, and much more.
- Co-Teaching: 3 Academies This module introduces the many faces of co-teaching relationships, exemplars and non-exemplars of successful co-teaching strategies, approaches for developing co-teaching skills, and opportunities to co-plan lessons. Download facilitator guides, slideshows, and participant handouts
- The IRIS Center You’ll find a diverse collection of training modules at IRIS, including these two on co-teaching:
- Effective School Practices: Promoting Collaboration and Monitoring Student’s Academic Achievement | This module focuses on the entire school population and highlights partnerships between general education and special education faculty that result in the creation of a ‘collective responsibility’ and shared high expectations for all students.
- Serving Students with Visual Impairments: The Importance of Collaboration | This module underscores the importance of the general education teacher’s collaborating with professionals and other individuals knowledgeable about the needs of students with visual disabilities.
Co-Teaching youtube playlist
Co-Teaching Handbooks and Printable Resources
- Instructional Strategies for Co-Teaching & Inclusion
This document includes a co-teaching self-evaluation checklist, guidance on how to evaluate the effectiveness of co-teaching, tips for administrators for planning collaboration time between co-teachers, and co-teaching principles for principals.
- Co-Teaching Handbook From The State of Utah
- Using Co-Planning Time: Strategies For A Successful Co-Teaching Marriage
A feature article published in TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus [Vol 5, Issue 4, March 2009].
- Nuts and Bolts of Cooperative Teaching This intro describes the basics of cooperative teaching, where and when it’s used, the research base as to its effectiveness and benefits, and case studies. It will also connect you with easy-to-use tools to promote your own collaborations with colleagues.
- Tips and Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level Prepare to co-teach with (a) questions to ask yourself and others; (b) the SHARE checklist (sharing hopes, attitudes, responsibilities, and expectation); (c) and examples of teacher actions during co-teaching (if one of you is doing this, the other can be doing that). From a TEACHING Exceptional Children article by Wendy Murawski and Lisa Dieker.
Communication for Co-Teaching: Teacher Tools Related to Cooperative Teaching
- Types of Co-Teaching
Five types of co-teaching include: Lead and Support, Station Teaching, Parallel Teaching, Alternative Teaching, and Team Teaching.
- Power of 2
A Useful Resource: The Power of 2 website is an interactive resource designed to help teachers successfully include children with special needs into the general education classroom. Professionals are able to share effective strategies, complete learning modules, and have access to useful training and teaching materials.
- Creating a schedule
School personnel should create schedules for students with disabilities first, in order for teachers to have collaborative planning time and for the maximum support possible for students.
- Developing a reflective framework
A reflective framework is a tool that consists of questions co-teachers believe are important to think about related to evaluating the effectiveness of the co-teaching model.
- Preparing students for co-teaching
Students should be prepared for a co-taught classroom in order to facilitate the creation of a positive climate and a community of learners.
Co-planning involves two teachers using one of the models of co-teaching to decide how they will implement instruction to meet the needs of all students.
- Curriculum Development
Individuals involved in co-teaching should collaborate to establish curricular goals that meet the learning, behavioral, and social goals of the students with disabilities.
- Grading Considerations
Individuals involved in co-teaching should be creative and open-minded about the grading process with respect to assessing students with disabilities.
- Blogging your successes
Blogging provides an opportunity for co-teaching partners to share their thoughts with others about a particular instructional model.