Kean University - College of Education

Teaching Performance Center
Hennings Hall Room 215
908-737-3790

 

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NJ Teacher Partnership for
Mentor Preparation Presents:

THE COOPERATING TEACHER INSTITUTE

Co-Teaching with Interns in an Age of Accountability

 


 

DATES: 

June 25, 2015
Kean University - Union Campus
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
University Center Auditorium, Little Theatre

June 26, 2015
Kean University - Ocean Campus
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Gateway Building, Room 500

A FREE Workshop for Students, Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors,
Professors in Residence, School Administrators, and College/University Faculty

NJ Partnership for Mentor Preparation members:
Bloomfield College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Kean University
Monmouth University
New Jersey City University
Rowan College
Stockton University
William Paterson University

 

Objectives

During this workshop participants will:

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

•Learn about the positive connections between teacher evaluation models and co-teaching with interns

•Observe the six basic co-teaching models in action

•Discuss the interconnected roles of the intern, supervisor, cooperating teacher, and administrator in a co-teaching setting

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

•Broaden their skill set by learning from the experiences of cooperating teachers who are currently practicing the co-teaching model

•Gain strategies for coaching and co-planning with interns

 

This workshop includes a continental breakfast and lunch

 

Guest Speaker
DR. DOTTIE WILLIS

Dr. Dottie Willis is an Associate Professor at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky is the only state to mandate instruction of the co-teaching method in all of its teacher preparation programs. Dr. Willis enjoys the challenge of preparing the next generation of teachers for success in diverse urban classrooms. She is a recipient of the university's Merit Award and the School of Education's Award for Excellence in Teaching. As former writing specialist of the Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools, Dr. Willis authored and piloted National Public Radio's This I believe High School Writing Curriculum; she continues to serve on the national board of directors for NPR's This I believe. In addition to her current research in the areas of of literacy and co-teaching, Dr. Dottie Willis has trained over 500 classroom teachers in Co-Teaching Methodology and delivered presentations on Co-Teaching Implementation at both the 2014 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference (AACTE) and the 2015 Association of Independent Liberal Arts.

 

Breakout Sessions

Kean-Union

Cultivating Collaborative Dispositions to Synergize Co-Teaching and Maximize Student Learning
Presenter: Dr. Dottie Willis, Bellarmine University

Co-Teaching: Challenges and Strategies
Presenters: Dr. Howard Teitelbaum, William Clark, Elizabeth School #26

The Evolution of Co-Teaching Partnerships
Presenters: John Zurka, Janet Whitehouse, Jefferson School, Union

Mentoring Interns Through Observations, Conferences, and Coaching
Presenter: Dr. Audrey Fish, New Jersey City University

Teacher Evaluation and the Cooperating Teacher/Intern: Modeling Essential Strategies
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Coletta, William Paterson University

Lesson planning as Co-Teaching Teams
Presenters: Tamara Tarantino and Francisco Orasico, Paterson Public Schools

Using Station Teaching to Build Collaboration and Intern Accountability
Presenter: Dr. Tracy Amerman, New Jersey City University

The Sixth Grade Social Express
Presenters: Crista Sanders and Michelle Samet, W.O.K. Middle School, Hillside

All the Things you Are: A Dialogue of Ideas, Experiences, and Challenges
Presenter: Jean Perkins, Kean University Supervisor

Preparing Interns for Effective Co-Teaching Partnerships by Walking the Walk
Presenter: Dr. Dottie Willis, Bellarmine University
 

Kean-Ocean

Cultivating Collaborative Dispositions to Synergize Co-Teaching and Maximize Student Learning
Presenter: Dr. Dottie Willis, Bellarmine University

Preparing Interns for Effective Co-Teaching Partnerships by Walking the Walk
Presenter: Dr. Dottie Willis, Bellarmine University

Doing What Works: How to Support a Co-Teaching Team
Presenters: Jeanne DelColle, Stockton University, Terry Dougherty, Galloway Public Schools

How to Turn Your School Into a PDS School: The Role of the School Administrator in Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers
Presenter: Anthony Scotto, Barnegat Township School District

Using Project Based Learning with Interns as the Framework for Success in the Co-Teaching Environment
Presenters: Jeff Johnson, Greg Scher, South Brunswick High School

 

Professional Development Hours

Six professional development hours will be awarded for attending this workshop
 

Registration

Preregistration is required by June 15, 2015. 
Return, Fax, or email a registration form to:

Teaching Performance Center
Kean University
215 Hennings Hall, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-373-3790, Fax: 908-737-3795
Email: tpc@kean.edu

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