Over the past several years much has changed in schools: Federal education laws have raised student acedemic standards; professional accountability for student outcomes is a requirement--everone counts; and access to the curruculum is the expectation for all students--it is no longer an option. As these changes have occured, co-teaching has increased in importance. Its practice is no broader, but not necessarily deeper, and many questions concerning creating and sustaining co0teaching as a service delivery option still come up.
And so, it seemed time to re-visit The Power of 2. This video is not a sequel, nor is it a re-make of its highly successful predecessor It's an update and a new edition of the first The Power of 2 video. It provides a comprehensive look at co-teaching as part of the foundation of an inclusive and collaborative school. Most of the core concepts are still valid and are still included here- for example, clear and detailed demonstrations of six co-teaching arrangements that make up the heart of the program. However, some of the lessons learned from those who now have considerable experience with co-teaching and the shift in the context in which school programs now opreate are added, as are the suggestions made by professionals in the field who work with co-teaching on a daily basis.
These changes in The Power of 2 are intended to assist educators--first-year teachers and those with extensive experience- to collaborate and share their knowledge and skills in order to help their students maximize their potential.
Introduction to 2nd Edition (3 mins)
Disc 1 - Program Sections: (all times approximate)
Disc 2 - Bonus Material Sections:
Plus, a viewing guide in a print-friendly PDF file.