Co-Teaching is a key element of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) Partner Network between the University of MN- Twin Cities and our district partners including schools in: Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Edina, Forest Lake, Minneapolis, Richfield, St. Paul, Wayzata, and White Bear Lake.
TERI is one of many Bush funded initiatives in Minnesota. As part of the Bush network, universities and school district partners are working together across MN, ND, and SD to improve P-12 student learning, pre-service teacher education experiences, and support practicing teachers. The University of Minnesota Co-Teaching Workshops, only one part of the redesign effort, are based largely on the research and development materials prepared by St. Cloud State University professors Dr. Nancy Bacharach and Dr. Teresa Washut Heck who developed and researched co-teaching in student teaching as part of a five year U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. Most of the fourteen institutions involved with the Bush Foundation, as well as other colleges and universities, are moving toward mentoring student teachers using co-teaching. Drs. Bacharach and Washut Heck welcome institutions, organizations, and districts interested in co-teaching in student teaching to their workshops offered across the nation. Please contact them directly via email for details about workshops offered in your area.
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