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Copy of Best Practices for Co-teaching
Transcript of Copy of Best Practices for Co-teaching
What BEST Practices
can be Implemented in
a Co-Teaching Classroom that
a large spectrum of learners?
6 Models of Co-Teaching
Universal Design for Learning
Small Group Instruction
What co-teaching is NOT -
-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
If a child can’t
learn the way
maybe we should
teach the way they learn.
Education of All
Hanicapped Children Act
Paraeducators gave teachers more time for planning. They were utilized in managing non-instructional settings such as duplicating materials, or playground
(Nevin, Villa & Thousand, 2009).
Federal Legislation was passed that provided a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities. Paraeducator's role evolves to become instructional (Nevin, Villa & Thousand, 2009).
Apply ADA provisions to schools-
Provide accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities,
Provide aids and services for effective communication and program access,
Provide modifications of policies, practices and procedures.
of the Rehabilitation Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the primary federal law aimed at improving early intervention and special education for infants, toddlers, children, and youths with disabilities.
Least Restrictive Environment -
all students have "access to the general curriculum"
CALL for Collaboration between teachers: Inclusive Classrooms * Specialized Settings (Nevin, Villa & Thousand, 2009)
Assisted Services listed on the IEP's
No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Increasing the
academic achievement of all public
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA):
- Increase academic achievement of
students in special education
- Writing measurable goals &
progress monitoring (Pearson, 2006)
Response to Intervention (RtI)
Teachers teaching alternating subjects;
One teaching, one making materials
or grading student work;
One teaching a lesson while the others sit, stand, and
watch without function or assignment;
When ideas are not collaborating;
One educator acting as a tutor.
(Villa, Thousand, and Nevin, 2004)
(Cook & Friend, 1995)
rather than one
size fits all.
Universal Design for Learning:
Each area of the curriculum should provide multiple, varied, and flexible options for representation, expression, and engagement:
Principle 1: Provide multiple means of representation
Principle 2: Provide multiple means of action and expression
Principle 3: Provide multiple means of engagement
WHat is Co-Teaching?
Co-teaching is defined as two or more professionals delivering substantive instruction to a group of students with diverse learning needs (Cook & Friend 1995).