Co-Teaching Pilot. Elaine Neugebauer Marianne Trachok November, 2009. PPS Vision and Mission Statement. Vision: Excellence for All PPS Mission Statement - The PPS will be one of America’s premier school districts, student-focused, well-managed, and innovative.
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- The PPS will be one of America’s premier school districts, student-focused, well-managed, and innovative.
- We will hold ourselves accountable for preparing all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of character, so they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.
- To provide high quality Professional Development to the learning community of the PPS that supports the District’s Excellence for All Strategies and is aligned with the National Professional Development Standards to support and enhance research based instruction for all students.
The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education working in partnership with families and local education agencies to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement.
Our goal for each child is to ensure IEP teams begin with the general education setting with the use of supplementary aids and services before considering a more restrictive environment.
Review advantages to co-teaching
Explore fundamentals of co-teaching
Compare the active roles of co teachers in the co-taught classroom
Discuss the benefits to the collaborative teaching rubric
Review the instructional planning meeting document
Identify co teaching models described in each scenario…
Please review the article in pairs (even – odd) and share information with a partner.
Card Sort Activity
If one person is doing this…….
The other person can be doing this……
Co teachers should carve out thirty minutes each week to reflect on “teaching and learning” of the class.
Use other adult to help cover classes
Find funds for substitute teachers
Experiment with late arrival and early dismissal days
Stay late once a month
Reduce other work to save time to meet
National Institute for Urban School Improvement, 2005
Attend co-teaching workshops together as a team
Find co-planning time
Decide content and how it will be taught
Help to design instructional alternatives
Listen actively and share decisions
Try different co-teaching configurations
For next time…..
Thank you for your attention and enthusiasm concerning co-teaching
Share any concerns, thoughts and ideas with your partner concerning co-teaching.
Saturday, December 5 8:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday, December 103:00 – 6:00 pm
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Edward G. Rendell, Governor
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Gerald L. Zahorchak, D.Ed., Secretary
Diane Castelbuono, Deputy Secretary
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
John J. Tommasini, Director
Bureau of Special Education
Patricia Hozella, Assistant Director
Bureau of Special Education