The School of Education is offering a series of professional development workshops designed to address specific challenges facing current and future educators. Co-teaching kicks off the series.
Co-teaching has typically been used as a classroom strategy by teachers of exceptional students and teachers of typically developing students. However, co-teaching is now being explored as a collaborative partnership by cooperating teachers and the student teachers they support as a way to increase instructional effectiveness and advance student learning. This 3-hour professional development session explains the benefits of co-teaching; describes how it is useful for both cooperating teachers and student teachers; and provides practical plans for implementing co-teaching models in the classroom.