As your district makes plans to increase student achievement this year, consider working with a local, high-quality teacher preparation program and using co-teaching strategies in classrooms. Co-teaching is a model for pairing educators, including experienced and student teachers, that can improve student performance. A new brochure, posted under the heading Additional Resources here, explains how co-teaching works, its benefits and the research that supports it.
To learn more, teachers can attend the department’s professional development on co-teaching, which is the main topic of the advanced mentor training in the Resident Educator program. To register for this training, which is open to all educators, teachers should access STARS through their SAFE accounts and use the search term: advanced mentor. For more information on this topic, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.