Co-Teaching Videos

Teacher Interviews

The video clips in this section contain responses of several teachers to interview questions relative to their experiences in implementing the co-teaching “best practice” model in their classrooms. The teachers, and the schools/school districts they represent, are identified in the response to the first question.

What do you see as the benefits of co-teaching for students and each of you as teachers?

How do you plan together?

Teacher Lesson Plans. Click on the links below to view lesson plans prepared for standards based classroom instruction for all students, including students with disabilities. (See Co-Teaching Classroom Instruction Videos section on this page.)

What different teaching styles/instructional strategies do you bring to the partnership? How do you complement/cooperate with each other?

What, if any, obstacles have you had to overcome to implement successful co-teaching in your classroom?

What progress have you seen in the learning and achievement of students with disabilities as a result of your co-teaching experience?

What kinds of professional development experiences have you engaged in to help you implement co-teaching in your classroom?

What advice would you give to teachers who are just beginning to implement inclusive practices such as co-teaching?

Co-Teaching Classroom Instruction Videos

The video segments in this section illustrate teachers implementing co-teaching strategies in their classrooms in terms of student access and engagement and shared responsibility for planning, instruction, and assessment of student learning.

Students with disabilities are included within the same seating structure as the other students.

The general education teacher is the main provider of the instruction or shared teaching is evident.

Students with disabilities are engaged in the same curricular activity as the other members of the class.

The student’s IEP supplementary aids and services, accommodations, and modifications are applied as appropriate to the curriculum activity.

Both General Educator and Special Educator assume responsibility for all students in the classroom.

Teachers plan collaboratively before, during, and following instruction.

Role flexibility is evident so that different instructional grouping practices can be utilized.

Both teachers are actively involved in the delivery of instruction and assessment activities.

Both teachers observe or listen to students with disabilities during independent or group work.

 

Click here to access the Co-Teaching Professional Development Resource Modules that complement these videos.