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Importance of Parity in Co-Teaching Partnerships

The definition of parity is "state or condition of being equal."   In a co-teaching partnership, this means both teachers are valued, students see both teachers as equals, and each teacher has equal power in making classroom decisions. 

Building the foundation of a successful co-teaching partnership can begin before the school year or class starts.  This includes getting to know one another by discussing strengths/weaknesses, classroom expectations, and communication preferences.  Part of this conversation should include how you will ensure both professionals are involved in teaching and not serving the role of an assistant.  The checklist below can help ensure your partnership is based on parity.

Parity Checklist

Both teacher names are on all classroom content (assignments, syllabus, letters).

Both teachers take a lead role in the classroom at times.

Both teachers work with all students. 

Physical space for both teachers' belongings and materials in the classroom.

Use the language "we" and "us" when communicated with students and families.

Students perceive both teachers as teachers rather than viewing one teacher as an assistant.

 

Our Keystone AEA Co-Teaching page on the Keystone website is full of valuable information.

Additional Information and Resources

To read information about what the 6 models of co-teaching are, including links to videos and additional resources, please visit our Keystone Co-Teaching website at:

https://www.keystoneaea.org/classroom-support/co-teaching-about

 

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If you or someone in your district is co-teaching and would like individualized feedback, email Tasha Fritz to begin the conversation.

 

 


 

Keystone AEA Contacts:

Brea Baxter
Tara Henry
Patricia Lehmann
Shelby Schumacher
Tasha Fritz

Co-Teaching

Did You Know? 

Keystone AEA has a co-teaching team.  We are here to support all districts on their co-teaching journeys.  Keep an eye out for future co-teaching updates for additional information. 

What is Co-Teaching?

Definition: Co-teaching is a service delivery model that utilizes a licensed special education and general education teacher for the purpose of providing both intensive and milder supports, including the possibility of delivering SDI.

What Co-Teaching is:

  • Co-teaching happens in a shared classroom.
  • The focus of co-teaching is access to the core for all.
  • A co-teacher's role will vary depending on student needs.

Co-teaching is NOT:

  • Using one of the teachers as an assistant.
  • Alternating the lead role, turn-taking.
  • Time for one of the teachers to complete administrative work while the other teacher is teaching.

Our Keystone AEA Co-Teaching page on the Keystone website is full of valuable information.

Additional Information and Resources

To read information about what the 6 models of co-teaching are, including links to videos and additional resources, please visit our Keystone Co-Teaching website at:

https://www.keystoneaea.org/classroom-support/co-teaching-about

 

If you or someone in your district is co-teaching and would like individualized feedback, email Tasha Fritz to begin the conversation.

 

 


 

Keystone AEA Contacts:

Brea Baxter
Tara Henry
Patricia Lehmann
Shelby Schumacher
Tasha Fritz

Co-Teaching

Did You Know? 

Keystone AEA has a co-teaching team.  We are here to support all districts on their co-teaching journeys.  Keep an eye out for future co-teaching updates for additional information. 

 

 

If you or someone in your district is co-teaching and would like individualized feedback, email Tasha Fritz to begin the conversation.

 

 


 

Keystone AEA Contacts:

Brea Baxter
Tara Henry
Patricia Lehmann
Shelby Schumacher
Tasha Fritz

Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching Workshop: Fall 2019

Face-to-Face Sessions: August 12, 2019 - 9:00-3:00 pm, October 14, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 pm, and December 9, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 pm

The site will be determined on the participants registered. We may connect locations via technology or offer multiple on-site locations. 

This course will provide an overview of the research of effective co-teaching and using this approach to support SDI. Participants will engage in face-to-face and online learning that consists of large group and small group instruction. They will be required to implement strategies and research shared, participate in ongoing work with their co-teaching partner, and reflect through observations and coaching conversations.

To view a more detailed course outline, click here. 

For more information and to register, click here.

Keystone AEA Contact:

Tasha Fritz