Co-Instructing in Elementary Classrooms

Author: VDOE Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative
Description:

What does co-teaching look like in an elementary classroom? How can two teachers share responsibility for teaching a diverse group of students whose skills vary from well below to above grade level? This webshop presents information about the most common approaches used by co-teachers to share responsibility for instruction in a co-taught class. To bring that information to life, you will also see videos created by real elementary co-teachers of Virginia, demonstrating how they share responsibility for instruction as they work in a variety of co-teaching approaches. Below each video, guiding questions are presented to focus your viewing of the videos; a transcription of each video is included as well. It is suggested that these videos be viewed and discussed by co-teaching teams while reflecting on their own co-instructing practices. Videos may also be shared during professional development activities and among colleagues in professional learning communities, using the guiding questions to further discussion.

Target Audience: Elementary Co-Teachers and Administrators

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