This course will set the foundations for collaborative instructional planning and team-teaching. Participants will be provided with a roadmap for the processes and stages of co-teaching relationships: beginning, compromising, and collaborating. This course content will focus on the needs of secondary level teacher-teams (i.e., middle/high school) of general education and special education teachers.
Collaborative teaching models are the key components in powerful, dynamic, and effective instruction for all learners. Inclusion is not a location; and differentiation, rigor, access, diversity, and equity are not simply fashionable concepts. Effective inclusive environments must be proactive, flexible, and provide a range of evidence-based practices and strategies. Collaborative planning and co-teaching fosters a multitiered framework of supports to address a full continuum of diverse learning needs.
Participants will work in teams for all course activities and discussions. Throughout the course each team will develop and implement comprehensive co-teaching plans and lessons as a regular part of their job-embedded professional work. Participant teams will engage in on-going reflection to regularly assess the effectiveness of their work throughout the course.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for general and special education secondary teachers working as collaborative teacher - teams.
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