Gallo-Fox and Scantlebury Publish Paper on Coteaching

Dr. Jen Gallo-Fox and Dr. Kate Scantlebury collaborated on the paper entitled, “Coteaching as professional development for cooperating teachers“, that will be published in the November 2016 issue of Teaching and Teacher Education. Dr. Gallo-Fox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and is affiliated with the early childhood education program. Dr. Scantlebury is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the secondary science education program coordinator, and the Director of Secondary Education.

Coteaching provides opportunities for teachers to collectively share responsibility for student learning. Their paper reports on findings from a longitudinal study in which cooperating teachers cotaught science classes with student teachers. Through coteaching with student teachers, teachers expanded their teaching practice and developed new insights about their teaching. Coteaching served as professional development for the cooperating teachers. The experience provided them with renewed energy toward practice, opportunities to develop and implement curriculum, reflection as a catalyst for changing practice, and an expansion of professional roles into new arenas.

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