Co-Planning and Co-Teaching
Driving Focus: As you engage in Module 3, consider the varied roles you may hold as a mentor and the nature of the work the mentee may be engaged in as they are learning to teach. With co-planning, co-teaching, and gradual release, the nature of your mentorship may drive the extent to which you are able to engage in these practices with your mentee.
If you are working with a teacher candidate, in what ways will co-planning and co-teaching support the gradual release of responsibilities and progression towards independence?
If you are working with an on-the-job intern or new teacher, how can you support their understanding and application of co-planning and co-teaching with other colleagues and teammates? In what ways might you be able to use co-planning and co-teaching in your mentorship?
Module 3 Table of Contents
Expected time to complete: 2 hours
Section 1: A Nod to the Literature
Section 2: Models of Co-Teaching
Section 3: Co-Planning as a Key to Co-Teaching
Section 4: Gradual Release of Responsibility (required for mentoring teacher candidates; optional for mentoring new teachers)
Section 5: What's Next?
After completing Module 3, you will be able to:
Understand the role of gradual release of responsibilities as an effective mentoring practice in co-planning and co-teaching.
Investigate models of co-planning and co-teaching as they relate to mentoring teacher candidates and new teachers.
Before You Begin
Before you begin Module 3, reflect on your experiences co-planning and co-teaching. How would you describe your previous experiences co-planning, your knowledge of the co-teaching models, and your use of co-teaching models? Hover over the stars below to indicate your experience with co-planning and co-teaching. For each category below, indicate if you are unfamiliar/have no experience (1) or are very familiar/use regularly (5).
Submit your answer by selecting "Submit" at the bottom of the survey.
Then click "Begin Module 3" at the bottom of this page to get started.