Elevating Co-Teaching through UDL
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Co-teaching -- the practice of having special education and regular education teachers work together in inclusive classrooms -- is one way to ensure that all students have equal access to challenging academic content. But the practice is a challenging one, requiring thoughtful planning and execution by cooperative classroom professionals. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing inclusive learning environments, offers co-teachers structure and guidance in pursuing their goal to create successful learning environments for all students. In this book, veteran co-teacher and UDL expert Elizabeth Stein shows how to apply the UDL principles and guidelines to the practice of co-teaching. How does UDL inform the lesson-planning process? What does UDL look like in the classroom? What role does formative assessment play? How do you get buy-in for the UDL approach from administrators, parents, and students themselves? These and other questions are answered in this must-have book for anyone interested in co-teaching.
Elizabeth Stein teaches special education in an inclusion setting at a middle school on Long Island, New York. She has more than two decades’ experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and college levels. She coordinates her district’s mentor-teacher program and holds the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. She authors a popular monthly blog called Two Teachers in the Room at the website MiddleWeb.