A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning / Edition 3

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Overview

Your go-to guide for co-teaching!

When you and a co-teacher bring together your individual skill sets and strategies, you'll create a more enjoyable, creative, and productive teaching experience—with more effective outcomes for students. Featuring updated research and case studies, this brand-new edition of the go-to guide profiles the supportive, parallel, complementary, and team-teaching approaches to co-teaching. New features include:

  • Updated discussions of co-teaching in the RTI process
  • New explorations of the roles of paraprofessionals, administrators, and even students
  • New lesson plans linked to the Common Core and technology
  • Forms and tools for establishing trust, improving communication, and planning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452257785
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 163,512
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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Richard A. Villa is president of Bayridge Consortium, Inc. His primary field of expertise is the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who inspires and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. His work has resulted in the inclusion of children with intensive cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges as full members of the general education community in the school districts where he has worked and consulted. Villa has been a classroom teacher, special education administrator, pupil personnel services director, and director of instructional services and has authored 4 books and over 70 articles and chapters. Known for his enthusiastic, humorous style, Villa has presented at international, national, and state educational conferences and has provided technical assistance to departments of education in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, and Honduras and to university personnel, public school systems, and parent and advocacy organizations.

Jacqueline S. Thousand is a professor in the College of Education at California State University, San Marcos, and coordinates the special education professional preparation and master's programs. She previously taught at the University of Vermont, where she directed Inclusion Facilitator and Early Childhood/Special Education graduate and postgraduate professional preparation programs and coordinated federal grants concerned with inclusion of students with disabilities in local schools. Thousand is a nationally known teacher, author, systems change consultant, and disability rights and inclusive education advocate. She has authored numerous books, research articles, and chapters on issues related to inclusive schooling, organizational change strategies, differentiated instruction and universal design, cooperative group learning, collaborative teaming and teaching, creative problem solving, and positive behavioral supports. Thousand is actively involved in international teacher education and inclusive education endeavors and serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals.

Ann I. Nevin is professor emerita at Arizona State University and visiting professor at Florida International University. The author of books, research articles, and numerous chapters, Nevin is recognized for her scholarship and dedication to providing meaningful, practice-oriented, research-based strategies for teachers to integrate students with special learning needs. Since the 1970s, she has co-developed various innovative teacher education programs that affect an array of personnel, including the Vermont Consulting Teacher Program, Collaborative Consultation Project Re-Tool sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Arizona State University program for special educators to infuse self-determination skills throughout the curriculum, and the Urban SEALS (Special Education Academic Leaders) doctoral program at Florida International University. Her advocacy, research, and teaching spans more than 38 years of working with a diverse array of people to help students with disabilities succeed in normalized school environments. Nevin is known for action-oriented presentations, workshops, and classes that are designed to meet the individual needs of participants by encouraging introspection and personal discovery for optimal learning.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Letter to the Reader
New to This Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part I. Introduction to Co-Teaching
1. What Is Co-Teaching?
2. Why Co-Teach? What History, Law, and Research Say
3. The Day-to-Day Workings of Co-Teaching Teams
Part II. The Four Approaches to Co-Teaching
4. The Supportive Co-Teaching Approach
5. The Parallel Co-Teaching Approach
6. The Complementary Co-Teaching Approach
7. The Team-Teaching Co-Teaching Approach
Part II Summary
Part III. Changing Roles and Responsibilities
8. The Role of Paraprofessionals in Co-Teaching
9. The Role of Students as Co-Teachers
Part IV. Administrative Support and Professional Development
10. Training and Logistical Administrative Support for Co-Teaching
11. Co-Teaching in Teacher Preparation Clinical Practice
12. Meshing Planning With Co-Teaching
13. From Surviving to Thriving: Tips for Getting Along With Your Co-Teachers
14. Developing a Shared Voice Through Co-Teaching
Resource A: Checklist of Sample Supplemental Supports, Aids, and Services
Resource B: Co-Teaching Daily Lesson Plan Format
Resource C: High School Supportive Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
Resource D: Elementary Parallel Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
Resource E: Middle-Level Complementary Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
Resource F: Elementary Team Teaching Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
Resource G: Co-Teaching Lesson Featuring the Paraprofessional Role
Resource H: Co-Teaching Lesson Featuring Students as Co-Teachers
Resource I: Levels of Student Support
Resource J: Administrator Actions to Promote Co-Teaching
Resource K: Action Plan Template
Resource L: Co-Teaching Planning Meeting Agenda Format
Resource M: Self-Assessment: Are We Really Co-Teachers?
Resource N: Checklist of Skills for the Stages of Co-Teacher Development
Resource O: Instructional Observation Form
Resource P: Instructional Postconference Form
Resource Q: Co-Teaching Tracking Form
Resource R: Co-Teaching Differentiation Lesson Planning Matrix
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Index
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