ERIC Number: ED412689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Co-Teaching Manual: How To Successfully Include Special Needs Students in the Classroom.
Basso, Dianne; McCoy, Natalie
This manual offers step-by-step guidance for implementing a secondary level co-teaching program to provide mild to moderately impaired learning disabled students with maximum inclusion time through a combination of co-teaching, resource room programs, and consultation. Individual sections focus on: (1) the definition of co-teaching and reasons for its use; (2) starting a co-teaching program (gaining approval, inservice, visiting other districts, and having regular teachers complete an interest survey); (3) principles of co-teaching (planning and methods); (4) tips for co-teaching (do's and don'ts); (5) classroom modifications (instructional, testing, and other modifications); (6) using a resource program (the curriculum and syllabus); (7) using a consultation program (definition and procedures); (8) organizing (scheduling and notebook organization); and (9) definitions of important terms. A sample calendar suggests a schedule for program development and implementation. Appended are 24 forms for use in the program. Examples are: (1) a consultation model evaluation form; (2) a daily monitoring report; (3) an end of year progress report: (4) an introduction to parent letter; (5) a notification of parent meeting form; (6) and a weekly assignment sheet. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Consultation Programs, Definitions, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mild Mental Retardation, Program Development, Records (Forms), Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resource Room Programs, Secondary Education, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Models, Team Teaching
Twins Publications, P.O. Box 6364, Columbia, SC 29260-6364; telephone: 803-782-1781; fax: 803-787-8508 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A