Coteaching Tools & Resources

The coteaching model frames the School of Education’s clinical practice with the cooperating teacher and teacher candidate engaged in coplanning, coinstructing, and coassessing with both teachers learning through reflective dialogue and collaboration. This coteaching webpage provides links to coteaching resources/tools that can support pair implementation.

Preparing for Coteaching
Welcoming Your Teacher Candidate: This document provides tips on how a cooperating teacher can welcome the teacher candidate to the school site and establish a coteaching relationship.

Pair Conversation Starters: This document contains several discussion prompts that allow coteachers to get to know each other and establish collaboration norms.

Coplanning
Implementation of Coplanning Tool: This document provides indicators of what coplanning looks like when done well and can be used as a tool for pair self-reflection.

10 Tips for Coplanning Efficiently: Finding time to coplan can be challenging, and this document provides tips on how to make the time spent on coplanning more efficient.

Coplanning Session Structure: This document provides recommendations on how to structure a coplanning session in order to be efficient and promote collaboration.

Coinstructing
Implementation of Coinstructing Tool: This document provides indicators of what effective coinstructing looks like when done well and can be used as a tool for pair self-reflection.

Coinstructional Strategies: The six coinstructional strategies are identified with examples of how coteachers might use them across grade levels and content areas.

Coassessing
Implementation of Coassessing Tool: This document provides indicators of what coassessing looks like when done well and can be used as a tool for pair self-reflection.

10 Tips for Coassessing Efficiently: This document provides tips on how to make the most out of a coassessing session.

Coassessing Session Structure: This document provides recommendations on how coteachers can structure a coassessing session where they analyze the results of a student assessment and determine next steps for instruction.

Reflecting on Coteaching Implementation
Coteaching Roles and Responsibilities: Pairs can use this document to reflect on the coplanning, coinstructing, and coassessing strategies implemented and set goals for future implementation.

Coteaching in a Virtual Environment
Coteaching in a Virtual Environment (screencast, slidedeck, document): Provided in three different formats (screencast, slidedeck, document), these resources provide recommendations on what coteaching can look like when teaching and collaborating online.

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