Boosting Confidence and Engagement through Co-teaching

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Co-teaching can be perceived very differently depending on who you ask. Oftentimes teaching with another person can be a ‘bumpy ride’. In this workshop, teachers will explore how co-teaching can create the conditions for students to thrive. Participants will delve into the dynamics of co-teaching relationships, exploring strategies for fostering collaboration and communication. They will inquire into how effective co-teaching and modeling can boost student confidence and engagement.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles and benefits of co-teaching:
    Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and benefits of co-teaching, recognizing it as a powerful instructional model for meeting the diverse needs of students, including multilingual learners. They will explore different co-teaching models and structures that promote collaboration and shared responsibility in the classroom.

  • Explore strategies to make co-teaching work:
    Through interactive sessions and role-playing exercises, teachers will explore strategies for building strong co-teaching partnerships. They will learn practical techniques for planning, teaching, and reflecting together to maximize learning.

  • Develop an action plan for implementing co-teaching in your context:
    Educators will leave the workshop equipped with actionable ideas and resources to implement co-teaching practices in their classrooms. They will use strategies to establish clear expectations, and leveraging each other's strengths to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment.