The CoTeaching Inquiry Lab Cohort is a professional learning experience that builds coteaching strategy and designs. Cohort members will learn, observe, hone, and coplan collaborative teaching practices. Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer their classroom as an on-site lab. These volunteers will codesign the cotaught lesson alongside the facilitator/coach before all participants observe live coteaching and apply learning in real time. Focus areas will include: coplanning for learner variability in the cotaught classroom, organizing the teachers for coteaching, coteaching models, and other sustainable practices for collaborative instruction. The overall purpose is to develop coteaching practices that utilize two teachers to transform the experience for ALL learners.
Blended coaching will be conducted between lab sessions. Coaching cycles will include collaboration and conversation about the coteaching practices each team is developing.