The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has identified co-teaching demonstration sites throughout the commonwealth in the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative. There are six demonstration sites locally in Superintendents Regions 2 and 3 (see Table 1). These model sites provide opportunities for co-teaching partners across the state to observe effective co-teaching. The sites highlight research-based inclusive practices to meet the needs of all students within the general education classroom. At each model site, the co-teaching teams share with visitors co-planning, co-instructing, and co-assessing practices that have helped their students succeed.
T/TAC College of William and Mary (W&M) is offering stipends to defray costs associated with visits to Co-Teaching Demonstration sites in Superintendent’s Regions 2 and 3. Schools are encouraged to send teams that include co-teaching partners (a general education and special education teacher) and an administrator.
For more information about the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative, or to arrange a visit to a model site near you, please contact Donni Perry or Shelley Littleton, at T/TAC, College of William & Mary. Co-Teaching and Inclusive Practices materials are available on the VDOE website and at Real Co-Teachers of Virginia at T/TAC Online.
Co-Teaching Excellence Demonstration Sites regions 2 & 3 (2018-2019)