Co-Teaching Workshops to have an ONLINE Option
Part of implementing co-teaching as a student-teaching model includes sufficient preparation in the model and concrete strategies for the classroom. Two workshops have been developed by the EDRC and provided throughout our TERI Partner Network in face-to-face workshops in 2011-2012.
The Co-Teaching Foundations workshop is intended not only for co-teaching pairs, but also for university supervisors, faculty, and school principals and staff in our TERI Partner schools. The Foundations workshop includes an overview of the co-teaching strategies and the research and rationale behind the model. It is followed by a Co-Teaching Pairs Workshop that gives co-teachers time to connect, build rapport and collaboration skills, and also carves out some time for co-teachers to co-plan together.
Normally, the two co-teaching workshops are held face-to-face, on site with teachers. However, sometimes this is difficult logistically, or someone is not able to attend. To ensure that all those invested in co-teaching can benefit from these workshops, we are designing online modules as an alternative. The staff in Academic Technology Services at CEHD, led by Yelena Yan, is preparing these online modules during summer 2012.