- The Power of 2, Third Edition
- item #: 21
- 120 minutes, close caption
Includes Digital Guide PDF on DVD.
The third edition of the Power of 2 preserves the fundamental concepts, the classic six classroom approaches—that still have validity after two decades of scrutiny—while at the same time updating the examples that reflect co-teaching’s evolution, such as, an examination of services provided by teachers of students who are English language learners.
Updates to the third edition include in-depth understanding of how to provide specialized education services by utilizing the skills of both general education and special education (or other specialized) personnel in the general education classroom. Featured teachers discuss how they use data to specially design instruction, plus we focus attention on co-teacher’s roles in the provision of specially designed instruction for students with disabilities. Featured teachers also discuss in detail how they use data to group students, design instruction, and monitor progress.
This video program, when combined with the activities suggested in this facilitator guide, can create a solid foundation for the development of new co-teaching programs or the enhancement and renewal of existing ones.
The Power of 2 will assist educators—early career teachers as well as those with many years of experience—to collaborate and share their knowledge and skills in order to ensure students maximize their potential.
DVD Program Sections
Welcome to Power of 2
Elements of Effective Co-Teaching Partnerships
Six Co-Teaching Approaches
One Teach, One Observe
One Teach, One Assist
Practical Matters: Planning
Practical Matters: Co-Teaching Logistics
Third Edition Wrap-Up
Elementary Teachers’ Morning Meeting
Middle School Teachers Illustrate SDI and Accommodations
High School Teachers Discuss the Integration of Data and Instruction
Praise for the Power of 2
"Highly recommended for professional development.”
—Gina Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Programs for Exceptional Children Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools