Co-Teaching Workshops in 2011-2012
As part of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI), co-teaching is replacing the traditional student teaching model for our pre-service teacher candidates. During this first year of implementing co-teaching, the Educator Development and Research Center has provided training about the model to the U's teacher candidates, their cooperating teachers and administrators in our TERI Partner Network schools, and to university supervisors and faculty.
Training begins with a "Foundations of Co-Teaching" workshop where this new model of student teaching is introduced, its strategies modeled, and the research and rationale behind co-teaching is shared. Later, on site in our partner schools, teacher candidates and their cooperating teachers take part in a "Pairs" workshop that gives each co-teaching pair an opportunity to strengthen their professional relationship, improve communication, and increase time and efficiency in co-planning for co-teaching. Workshops are conducted by the 40+ co-teaching specialists throughout the TERI Partner Network, as well as EDRC staff.
In 2011-2012, 22 co-teaching workshops have been held as we implement co-teaching throughout the network!