Share Paper: Co-Teaching Graduate, Online Teacher Education Courses: A Preliminary Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages

  1. Janet Strickland, University of West Georgia, United States
  2. Jill Drake, University of West Georgia, United States
Wednesday, June 27 5:05-5:25 PM De Dam 1

Abstract: This qualitative self-study explores the advantages and disadvantages of college faculty and school practioners co-teaching online graduate teacher education courses. One college professor and one school-based instructional lead teacher collaborated to plan and teach graduate level, online courses in teacher leadership. The decision to offer the graduate courses using a co-teaching model was three-fold. One, co-teaching with a practicing teacher leader could potentially reduce the students’ perception of a gap between theories and methodologies taught in courses and the day-to-day realities of today’s classrooms. Two, exposure to co-teaching in an online environment is a way to model and develop students’ ...