Unit 1: What is Integrated Co-Teaching?

In this Unit

This unit focuses on what Integrated Co-Teaching is and how it is traditionally implemented in the classroom.

By the end of this unit, you will be able to identify the core principles behind ICT and identify the pros and cons of utilizing this model in schools.

Activity 1

This is a unit overview. Please read this overview by July 1st, 2019.

Integrated Co-Teaching, or ICT, is a form of special education services that can be found on a child's IEP (Individualized Education Program). According to the United Federation of Teachers' website, "students with disabilities who receive Integrated Co-Teaching services are educated with age appropriate peers in the general education classroom" (United Federation of Teachers, 2019). In an ICT classroom, there is both a general education and special education teacher. They both work together to provide instruction for all students. Students in an ICT classroom may receive services from a special education teacher for a few subjects a week, or for the entire school day. General education and special education students work collaboratively together for the entire school day. In New York City, ICT classes must maintain a certain ratio of general education to special education students (United Federation of Teachers, 2019). In an ICT classroom, there must be no more than 40% of students who have IEPs, or no more than 12 IEPs in a classroom. This ensures that the students who require support can receive the necessary instructional changes they need in order to be successful.

Activity 2

These are readings and videos to further support your knowledge of ICT and its pros/cons. Please complete the readings and watch the videos by July 8th, 2019.

File:The Coteaching Partnership..pdf

File:Learning to Collaborate General and Special Educa.pdf

Co-Teaching 101

Activity 3

Please demonstrate your understanding of the readings and videos by completing this quiz. Please complete this quiz before July 10th, 2019.

Unit 1 Quiz

To move on

Unit 2: Models of Co-Teaching