What's coming up in 2012-2013?
Currently, we are looking toward August 2012 'back to school' workshops in our partner schools as a way to continue spreading the word about co-teaching as a student-teaching model throughout the many buildings that host U of M pre-service teacher candidates. Knowledge of co-teaching is important for more than just cooperating teachers who host teacher candidates. Co-teaching and our move to full-year placements in schools means that our teacher candidates are deeply involved in their placement sites and interact with the entire staff throughout the year as they become part of the school's community. The more school staff members are aware of co-teaching and its benefits, the better!
Have you considered adding a Co-Teaching Foundations workshop for your school staff this fall? Let us know your plans and what we can do to support these efforts!