By Donni Davis-Perry, M.Ed. and Shelley Littleton, M.Ed.
Are you interested in learning ways to provide specially designed instruction within the co-taught classroom? Watch as co-teacher leaders Michael Hurley and Carolyn Laudicina describe in the video below how they co-teach and monitor the progress of students with disabilities within the general education setting.
Michael and Carolyn, who co-teach fifth-grade math at Livingston Elementary School in Spotsylvania County, are part of The Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Through this initiative, visitors are invited to observe co-teaching and co-planning in action at an Excellence in Co-Teaching Demonstration site.
View the math strategy Understand, Plan, Solve, Check (UPSC) and template mentioned in the video. Also notice the student math groups displayed on the chalkboard, and read about flexible grouping in the Link Lines article “Assessment, Flexible Grouping, and Research-Based Instructional Strategies: Powerful Tools for Co-Taught Classes.”
Learn more about visiting an Excellence in Co-Teaching Demonstration site in Superintendent’s Regions 2 and 3 and apply for a stipend through the Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at the College of William and Mary to support your visit.
Explore Link Lines articles below to guide your planning and implementation of specially designed instruction (SDI) within the co-taught classroom.
- Implementing Specially Designed Instruction in the General Education Classroom
- Laying the Foundation for Standards-Based Data-Driven Specially Designed Instruction
- Standards-Based Individualized Education Program (SBIEP) Resource Brief
- Specially Designed Instruction: Realizing the Potential in Co-Teaching