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ERIC Number: EJ981628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Powwow for Learning: American Indian Tribe Inspires Coteaching Project at Dumbarton Elementary School
Panter, Suzanna L.; Kelley, Rebecca L.
Knowledge Quest, v40 n4 p20-27 Mar-Apr 2012
Coteaching might be described as educators bringing to the table what they do best. When these educators' skills and talents are interwoven, a unique design evolves that is most successful in supporting student learning outcomes. Dumbarton Elementary School (Henrico County, Virginia) is a Title 1 school with a very diverse student population. Coteaching is an instructional practice used daily in the school. Special education, reading, and English Language Learner (ELL) teachers coteach every day in classrooms to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of "all" students. Webster's defines powwow as a conference or meeting for discussion, especially among friends or colleagues. Those same elements define a successful coteaching experience. It requires supportive relationships that are founded on mutual trust and respect. Coteaching also requires planning. In this article, the authors describe their first collaborative project for the school year which was inspired by an American Indian tribe. (Contains 5 figures, 1 resource, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A