In this session, designed for educators new to the process of co-teaching, participants will gain an understanding of the six types of co-teaching, the conditions necessary for co-teaching, and how to approach 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
  • To access today's materials, visit: and
  • click on "Statewide System of Support"
  • then click on your session time.
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Examine the co-teaching work in my school/district
  • Define co-teaching
  • Chart paper - chalk talk activity
What does co-teaching look like?
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Learn about the 6 Models of Co-Teaching

Necessary Conditions for Co-Teaching
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

Synthesize & Plan
During this part of the session, I can:
  • Synthesize my learning and plan Next Steps
Reflect and Evaluate
  • Provide feedback on the professional development session
  • 3-2-1 Reflection
  • Session Feedback


Co-Teaching Approaches - Descriptions

Lesson Planning Checklist

Lesson Planning Template 1

Co-Teaching Observation Checklist

Collaborative Teaching Arrangements Observation Checklist