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NJ Teacher Partnership for
Mentor Preparation Presents:


The Art and Science of Co-teaching with your Student Intern




June 26, 2014
Kean University - Union Campus
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
University Center, Room 228

June 27, 2014
Kean University - Ocean Campus
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Gateway Building, Room 500

A FREE Workshop for Prospective, Novice, and Experienced Cooperating Teachers

Sponsored by
Felician College
Kean University
New Jersey City University
William Paterson University



During this workshop participants will:

•Network with colleagues from other universities to share perspectives and successful practices in a collegial and collaborative setting

•Discuss the value to teachers, interns, and students of using the co-teaching model

•Observe the basic co-teaching models in action

•Discuss the interconnected roles of the intern, supervisor, and cooperating teacher

•Learn from the experiences of former student interns and cooperating teachers who have practiced the co-teaching model

•Problem solve challenging situations through role play


Guest Speaker

Dr. Cohen was the Director of Teacher Education for the Curry School at the University of Virginia from 1996-2012 with responsibility for overseeing all initial licensure programs in the areas of elementary, secondary, and special education. Dr. Cohen was instrumental in writing and overseeing a grant from the Virginia Department of Education to train and implement all Curry School student interns and their cooperating teachers in the co-teaching method.

She has authored many articles, chapters, manuals, and books related to instructional strategies, with a focus on students with mild disabilities.

Dr. Cohen has served as chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and was part of the national Design Team for the creation of the Council for the  Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the interim Board of CAEP. Currently, Dr. Cohen serves on the CAEP Standards Committee and as a CAEP Accreditation Council Commissioner.

Guest Presenter

Ann Weber, co-author of Supervising Student Teachers the Professional Way, has been a teacher educator for over twenty-seven years. At Illinois State
University, she supervised and taught hundreds of teacher candidates, as well as designed and taught a successful online course specifically for cooperating and clinical classroom teachers. This is Ann's second year presenting at the Cooperating Teacher Institute on the Kean University campus.

To order a copy of Supervising Teachers the Professional Way click HERE

Additional Presenters

University Faculty and Administrators, Cooperating Teachers, Recently Graduated Interns

Breakout Sessions

Three: A Perfect Number
Learn about the importance of the interconnected roles of interns, supervisors, and the cooperating teacher.

Discover your mentoring style and learn how to match it with the learning style of your intern to maximize student learning.

Lights, Camera, Action
View the various co-teaching models in use through video and discuss the appropriate use of each model.

Voices from the Field
Hear the benefits and experiences of student interns who have practiced the co-teaching model in the classroom.

The Collaborative Classroom: Making It Work
Learn the specifics of collaboration and planning in the implementation of the co-teaching method to increase both teacher and student learning.

What Would You Do?
Role play solutions to challenging situations and learn how to communicate effectively with your student intern.

Engaging All Stakeholders
Session for University Staff

Professional Development Hours

Six professional development hours will be awarded to participants.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Preregistration is required by June 15, 2013. 

Click here for a copy of the Institute's brochure that includes a registration form to mail/fax.

Contact the Teaching Performance Center for more information.