Session Description

In this session, a district team will have the opportunity to be introduced to the six types of co-teaching strategies, identify best practices for using co-teaching in the classroom, strategize tips for scheduling co-teaching in the master schedule, and discuss next steps for implementation 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
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
BREAK (10 minutes)
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Discuss planning & communication strategies (job-alike; teams)
  • Explore lesson planning
  • Learn about the 6 Models of Co-Teaching

During this part of the session, I can:
  • Identify best practices for assessing students during co-teaching lessons
  • Assessment Guiding Questions
  • Gallery Walk
Strategies for Scheduling XX
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore ways to create a schedule conducive to co-teaching
  • PowerPoint Presentation (embedded below)
Synthesize & Plan
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Synthesize my learning
  • Start "Reflecting on the Future"
Reflect and Evaluate
  • Provide feedback on the professional development session

Download today's ppt.

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

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

Ronda Layman - Consultant with Exceptional Children Division, NCDPI


One Teach, One Assist / One Teach, One Observe

Lesson Planning Template 1

Grading Activity

Co-Teaching Observation Checklist

Collaborative Teaching Arrangements Observation Checklist