Implementation Resources

Co-Teaching: A How-To Guide

Although this guide comes from the Texas Education Agency, it has many useful resources for LEAs in Arkansas.

Co-Teaching: A Simple Solution That Isn’t Simple After All

Marilyn Friend writes in the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction: “Although the research base on co-teaching is still emerging, it suggests that co-teaching is far more complex to implement effectively than it might seem at first consideration.”

Hurdles in Pairing General and Special Education Teachers

Thoughts from Education Week on issues related to starting a program and maximizing its effectiveness.

Building Implementation Teams

Starting a new co-teaching program or wanting to improve the effectiveness of an existing program?  Harness the power of the stakeholders for maximum results.

An Administrator’s Guide to Co-Teaching

Five steps for establishing a successful co-teaching program.

Misperceptions About Inclusive Schools

This link debunks some of the more common misperceptions about inclusive schools (National Institute for Urban School Improvement). When implemented effectively, inclusion is well worth the effort!

Cooperative Teaching – Special Connections, University of Kansas

Includes a description and information on five types of co-teaching: scheduling, planning, curriculum development, grading, and the opportunity to blog successes.

Tips & Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level

An article by CEC for teaching exceptional children at the secondary level.