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On behalf of all of the 2 Teach Associates, we wanted to let you know that we are still here for you. This video is to share a brief message from our CEO, Dr. Wendy Murawski, about what 2 Teach is doing in 2022 and how we can continue to support our schools, organizations, teachers, and students moving forward through this stage of the pandemic towards the 2022-23 school year.....with a sense of humor!
Baltimore County Public Schools filmed this video after a number of years of district-wide co-teaching implementation and as a direct result of their partnership with Dr. Murawski and 2Teach. It shows real teachers implementing co-teaching models in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Student, staff, and administrator testimony illustrate co-teaching's impact on student learning.
The Robert Gaylord-Ross Memorial Award is given to an outstanding scholar involved in conducting and disseminating research and in providing teacher training at the university level in the area of services and support for individuals with severe disabilities.
Cal-TASH is the California chapter of TASH, the international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.
2 TEACH is an educational consulting company dedicated to providing practical, innovative and research-based strategies to improve instruction in today's inclusive classrooms and organizations. Today's schools are recognizing that different strategies are needed to address the current diversity that exists in classrooms. Professional development is a critical component to ensuring that teachers, staff and administrators are prepared for these challenges and have the right attitude, knowledge, and skills.
Co-teaching requires two or more professional educators to
“co-plan, co-instruct, and co-assess” (Murawski, 2003, p.10)
One of the ways that schools are increasingly using to address the needs of students with and without special needs in the general education classroom is through co-teaching. Co-teaching involves having a general education teacher and special service provider (e.g., special education teacher, Title I teacher, ELL specialist, speech/language pathologist) sharing in the planning, instruction, and assessment to ensure student success. 2 TEACH's CEO is Dr. Wendy Murawski, one of the nation's foremost experts and authors on co-teaching.
22 core Competencies of Co-Teaching
Thank you to Dr. Thornton for going above and beyond to make himself available for inclusive professional development across the country!