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HSSD Team Presents on Co-Teaching

HSSD Team Presents on Co-Teaching
Posted on 09/17/2019
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Angela Bates and Katie Bradley, the "Blooming Bee-lievers," represented Hot Springs School District at the 2019 LEA Administrator's Academy with the same enthusiastic, energetic passion with which they co-teach their fourth grade class at Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. They were asked by the Arkansas Department of Education to share with the special education administrators after presenting "Spark Your Excitement with Co-Teaching!" at the ADE Summit this past summer. This co-teaching team has quickly become a role model for successful implementation of the Arkansas Co-Teaching Project which collaborates with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Technology in Education. 


The ACT Aspire data from 3rd grade to 4th grade for their co-teach class had 83% of all students showing growth in at least one subject, 100% of students with disabilities showing growth in at least one subject, and 29% of students with disabilities showing growth in all three subjects tested! In math, 100% of the students with disabilities showed growth!

 

This year, Hot Springs School District has co-teaching teams at Oaklawn, Gardner, Langston, Hot Springs Junior Academy and Hot Springs World Class High School participating in the Co-Teaching Project. Co-Teaching is defined as "when two or more educators co-plan, co-instruct, and co-assess a group of students with diverse needs in the same general education classroom"  (Murawski, 2003). Great appreciation goes to our building and district administrators who are making it possible for these co-teachers to implement co-teaching with fidelity.


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