Workshop 2 | Co-Teaching Pairs

This is a second online workshop of the Mentoring Teacher Candidates Using Co-Teaching online workshop. It was designed to support co-teaching pairs of cooperating teachers (CT) and teacher candidates (TC) during co-teaching in student teaching placements.

Update for 2020-2021 school year: This online workshop is to be completed by the co-teaching pair (a cooperating teacher and a teacher candidate), at the same time over teleconferencing or the phone, within the first two weeks of a student teaching placement. OTE also created the resource, Co-Teaching Strategies During Remote Learning (opens new window), to aid cooperating teachers and teacher candidates in planning for co-teaching during remote learning. As a new co-teaching pair, you will be provided with 90 minutes of engaging activities focusing on:

  • reviewing of the co-teaching model and how it differs from traditional model
  • selecting and implementing co-teaching strategies
  • identifying roles of co-teaching triad members
  • relationship building, collaboration and communication
  • implementing co-planning strategies

The cooperating teacher and teacher candidate must plan for 2-2.5 hours to work together through the exercises and activities. Upon completion of this workshop activities, participants will be able to submit a short reflection form and claim  their CEU certificates (2 units).

Copyright information

This online workshop was developed, with permission from Drs. Bacharach and Washut Heck, as an alternative format for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ school partners seeking co-teaching professional development online.

This website’s content is neither to be replicated nor used by other institutions or schools outside of the TERI Partner Network. 

Next: TERI and Co-Teaching

Contact us

Questions and comments about the UMN-TC Partner Network and co-teaching as part of TERI should be directed to:

Kathy Bryn, Coordinator of Elementary Partnerships
Office of Teacher Education

Amy Jo Lundell, Coordinator of Clinical Partnerships
Office of Teacher Education

Kelly Meyer, School Partner Network Coordinator
Office of Teacher Education

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