ERIC Number: ED381955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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COILS: The Co-Taught Integrated Learning System Program.
Nagurka, Thomas F.
This paper describes the COILS (Co-taught Integrated Learning System) program at Boyne City (Michigan) High School. The program utilizes the sequentially based computer programs of the Integrated Learning System (ILS) as well as the co-teaching model to integrate special education students into regular classes in the areas of English, Applied Algebra, Applied Geometry, and U.S. History. The process of developing the program and expanding inclusionary practices from the elementary and middle school levels to the high school level is summarized. Definitions of inclusion and co-teaching are offered as well as a listing of the benefits of inclusion. Guidelines for preparing to implement inclusion and co-teaching are provided, followed by a discussion of the integrated learning system, which involves a management system, extensive courseware, and the instructional models involved in implementation. Suggestions are offered for choosing an ILS system and associated hardware and for program implementation (physical layout, staffing, training, and scheduling). Preliminary evaluation data have indicated greater gains by special education than by general education students and positive evaluations by both teachers and students. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boyne Public Schools MI
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, February 10-13, 1995).