ERIC Number: ED260564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Organization for Program Excellence (COPE): Inservice Training Model for Beginning Newport News Public Schools Special Education Teachers.
Newport News Public Schools, VA.
The COPE (Cooperative Organization for Program Excellence) program in Newport News, Virginia, is designed to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application for teachers new to the field of special education. The program uses peers as support partners to help new teachers set up classroom programs and organizations, fulfill Individualized Education Program requirements, share materials, and respond to problems and questions of teaching. Master teachers are identified for each level of instruction (elementary, middle school, and high school), and an evaluation design incorporates feedback from participating teachers, team members, and program coordinators. Sample letters to beginning teachers and their principals are appended along with evaluation forms and the list of duties of peer partners. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newport News Public Schools, VA.