The co-teaching service delivery model is implemented when a general educator and a special educator co-teach a subject in the general education classroom setting. This creates a shared classroom with purposeful instruction that includes joint accountability and varied responsibilities for both teachers.
Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) consultants across Missouri provide an annual co-teaching workshop to provide Missouri's educators with the opportunity for teams to learn how to create a co-taught classroom. Workshop participants will look at learning styles, co-teacher roles and responsibilities, and the benefits of co-teaching for both teachers and students. For more information, contact your local RPDC consultant.
MELL Conference Presenters:Anne Sewell and Allyson Hile, ESL Resource Teachers, Kansas City, Missouri School District
Abstract: This presentation reviews the basic co-teaching models, road blocks to co-teaching and how to get around them, plan time maximization, and developing a co-teaching action plan.
Dr. Marilyn Friend
Abstract: This PDF defines the characteristics of co-teaching, including what it should look like across elementary, middle, and high school settings. In addition, the presentation is intended to highlight factors that contribute to co-teaching’s success and sustainability. The goal is to emphasize how shared understandings are essential for creating learning environments that meet the increasingly diverse needs of today’s students while at the same time addressing practical issues that are faced by school professionals, particularly those that occur after the enthusiasm of start-up is past.