Purposeful Co-Teaching Real Cases and Effective Strategies

ISBN-10: 1412964490

ISBN-13: 9781412964494

Edition: 2009

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"A valuable desktop reference for all educators devoted to increased student outcomes within a positive, effective co-teaching partnership. Each chapter contains practical strategies and tips to take you from Monday to Friday!" -Julia R. Wachal, Special Education Consultant Grantwood Area Education Agency, IA "One of the best books I've read on what co-teaching really means and how it is implemented in the classroom. The authors present instructional methods and interpersonal communication skills that co-teachers can use to solve typical issues." -Michael Hazelkorn, Chair and Professor of Special Education University of West Georgia Create powerful teaching partnerships that promote success for every student in inclusive classrooms! How can teachers deliver an extensive curriculum and still meet the various needs of an increasingly diverse student body? This resource demonstrates how co-teaching collaborations can effectively promote success for each learner. Purposeful Co-Teaching integrates the vital components of interpersonal skills, content knowledge, instructional design, and teaching philosophy to guide educators toward the smooth collaboration of a full, mature co-teaching relationship. The authors also provide research-based, field-tested instructional strategies for using big ideas, visuals, mnemonics, formative assessment, and more, within a collaborative teaching context. Additional resources include: Chapter activities and checklists for planning lessons Case studies from elementary and secondary teachers in various subject areas to illustrate the realities of co-teaching Real-world resources such as books, videos, and helpful Web sites Ideal for both general and special education classrooms, this indispensible resource gives co-teachers the practical, proven methods they need to help students make connections, stay engaged, and become independent and successful learners.
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Greg Conderman is associate professor of special education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he teaches methods and collaboration courses for elementary education, secondary education, and special education majors. He was a middle and high school special education teacher and special education consultant for 10 years before entering higher education. He has authored over 50 articles on instructional methods and collaboration, which have been published in special education and general education journals. He is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. He has also received teaching awards for excellence in instruction at the college level.

Theresa Pedersen is a general education middle school language arts co-teacher in Rockford, Illinois. She has years of experience as an elementary education teacher, middle school resource teacher, high school special education teacher, and college instructor. She has co-authored articles on inclusion and student teaching. She has received awards for her excellence in instruction at the college level and was the recipient of the student teacher of the year award during her internship semester.

About the Authors
Taking the Plunge: What's Co-Teaching All About?
Common Issues and Practical Solutions to Co-Teaching
Teaching So They Understand: Co-Teaching With Big Ideas
Teaching So They Remember: Co-Teaching With Mnemonics
Teaching So They Make Connections: Co-Teaching With Visuals
Teaching So They Become More Independent: Co-Teaching Using Study Skills and Learning Strategies
Teaching So They Are Engaged: Co-Teaching Using Student Involvement
Teaching So They Can Be Successful: Co-Teaching Using Formative Assessment
Putting It All together: Co-Teaching With Integrity
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