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student teachers, master teachers, planning, instruction


Recently the Education department at Dordt College revamped its program. We were implementing co-teaching during our year-long student teaching experience for seniors, but we felt it would be more effective if students had experience with co-teaching before being one of the main participants. As changes were discussed, we were challenged to look for opportunities to implement co-teaching so students would benefit from it as a student as well as seeing it modeled and explained. As a result of this, Ed Starkenburg and Gwen Marra have been co-teaching an undergraduate Children’s and Adolescent Literature course. They will share their experiences of implementing the various strategies and data they have collected from students who have taken the course. Planning, instruction, and assessment ideas will be shared.


Presented at the first National Conference on Co-Teaching held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 26-28, 2016.