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ERIC Number: ED369616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Art of Working Together and Sharing.
Russell, Steven C.; And Others
Project CREST (Collaboration for Rural Education Special Teachers) is an Ohio teacher training program that addresses the teaching requirements of rural schools, permits student teaching experiences in rural school settings, and assists rural schools in developing staff development programs. The primary components of Project CREST are: (1) a 1-year Master's-level teacher training program for rural special educators; (2) a 1-year mentoring program for veteran rural special educators and first-year novices; (3) a skill-training program in the art of collaboration; and (4) a skill training program in planning and implementing professional development programs. The program pairs practicing veteran rural special education teachers with first-year special education teachers. These mentor-mentee teaching pairs team teach, coteach, peer teach, and collaborate in the rural special education classroom of the veteran teacher. In addition to this collaborative teaching, they complete coursework from Bowling Green State University that leads to a master's degree. During the instructional portion of the project, the veteran and novice teachers take turns traveling to a distance learning site during the school day for completion of their coursework. The coursework centers on collaboration skills to enhance service delivery for rural special education, and on skills and knowledge concerning rural school environments. This paper lists and describes the courses and projects completed by participants and the competencies obtained in developing professional development or inservice programing. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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