Maryland’s Co-Teaching Network DRAFT February, 2009
How do you define co-teaching?
State Definition Co-Teaching is a collaborative partnership between a generalist and a specialist who have shared accountability and ownership for planning and delivering instruction and assessment to all students within a classroom environment.
Co-Teaching Framework • Purposes: • Enhance instruction and access for students with disabilities • Guidance and consistency for quality implementation • Support strategic planning at the district and school levels for all learners
Framework Contents • Purpose • Vision Statement • Mission Statement • Co-Teaching Implementation Roles for: • Central Office Administration • School-Base Administration • General and Special Educators
Consider and Discuss • Read the vision and mission statements. • Highlight the statements that align with the core beliefs embedded in your school (system) improvement plans? • Discuss with your neighbor.
Collaborative Implementation Stages • Development • Implementation • Monitoring • Evaluation
Reflection • Based upon your role, read through the considerations presented in the Framework. • As you read each consideration, think about your school or system’s current reality. • Mark each consideration using the following: • I-initiating (just beginning to develop) • D-developing (observable practices) • S-sustaining (fully evident in practice) • ?- need more information
MD Promotes 5 Approaches • One Teach-One Assist (use sparingly) • Station Teaching (use frequently) • Parallel Teaching (use frequently) • Alternative Teaching (use sparingly) • Team Teaching (use frequently)
Co-Teaching Reflection Tool • Part I-Implementation Status • Initiating • Developing • Sustaining • Part II- Instructional Delivery • Part III-Collaborative Summary
Co-Teacher Perception Survey • Purposes: • Demographic Data Collection • Post Implementation Feedback on the Framework and Reflection Tool • Usefulness and Recommended Changes • Online Availability Preference for Framework and Reflection Tool
Thoughts to Ponder • Abigail Adams - 1780 “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” • Carl Rogers “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”