Session Description

During this session, participants will build a foundation for co-teaching, examine beliefs about co-teaching, determine best practices, and investigate the 6 models of co-teaching.

Alignment to Standards

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Element IIa.Teachers provide an environment in which each child has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults. Teachers encourage an environment that is inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible.

Element IId. Teachers adapt their teaching for the benefit of students with special needs. Teachers collaborate with the range of support specialists to help meet the special needs of all students. Through inclusion and other models of effective practice, teachers engage students to ensure that their needs are met.


Learner Outcomes
Welcome and Introductions
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Meet the presenters
  • Locate and access session materials
Defining CoTeaching
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Define coteaching

Laying the Foundation
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore beliefs about co-teaching
Building the Foundations
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Discuss responsibilities and expectations about co-teaching classrooms.
  • Examine factors that may erode the co-teaching relationship

The 6 Models of Co-Teaching
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Complete the activity to learn about the 6 models of Co-Teaching
  • Discuss Scheduling
  • Engage in lesson planning
Online Modules and Follow-Up XX
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Enroll in the online modules
  • Understand the follow-up plan
Synthesize & Evaluate
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Synthesize my learning
  • Provide feedback on the professional development session


Examples of Co-Teaching - (YouTube)

Use NC WiseOwl to locate the full text of the article below:

Enhancing Secondary Cotaught Science and Mathematics Classrooms Through Collaboration

Lisa A. Dieker, PhD and Jacqueline A. Rodriguez

Coteaching at all levels can be difficult, but coteaching at the secondary level in science and mathematics can create unique challenges. This article provides examples of issues related to coteaching at the secondary level in theses critical content areas. Various types of coteaching are presented, and how each type might be integrated into science and mathematics classrooms is discussed. The article concludes with practical ideas and considerations for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators related to coteaching in the areas of science and mathematics.

Facilitator Contact Information

Dr. Frances Harris-Burke - Service Support Coordinator, North Area, NCDPI

Dr. Mandy Taylor - Professional Development Coordinator, North Area, NCDPI