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.

This online workshop is to be completed by the co-teaching pair (a cooperating teacher and a teacher candidate), at the same time over a virtual meeting or in person, within the first two weeks of a student teaching placement. 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.

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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, Clinical Partnerships Coordinator
Office of Teacher Education

Amy Jo Lundell, Clinical Partnerships Coordinator
Office of Teacher Education

Kelly Meyer, School Partnerships Coordinator
Office of Teacher Education

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