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Collaborative Coaching

Learner Objectives

This one-day applied level training for building collaborative teaching skills, moving partners beyond the one teach/one assist model of co-teaching.



Through a station-teaching exercise, participants are exposed to the six different approaches to Collaborative Teaching, ways to control engagement and increase repetition through the use of research based instructional strategies.


With guidance, teachers plan a collaborative lesson that they will actually be teaching later in the day. Teachers will have access to our 50 Instructional Strategies to Build Student Engagement during this planning time.


Deliver a collaborative lesson while being observed by peers collecting data on collaborative approaches and strategies used to create engagement in order to increase repetition of the learning objective.


Debrief with the participants utilizing a safe, positive coaching model.


This training is for any two collaborative partners (general education teachers, special education, ESOL, Interventionist, or Teacher Assistants). Any two individuals who share in the delivery of instruction may attend as a team. This training is appropriate for partnerships that are already formed as well as partnerships being considered for the future.

Special Considerations

When all-day training times are not available, the model and plan portion can be completed in a 3-hour session. The model portion alone can even be completed during a 90-minute faculty meeting after school.


Second grade teachers Maya Shishido and Tricia Miura from Parker Elementary in Kaneohe, Hawaii use collaborative teaching approaches and instructional strategies to deliver the following lesson.

Second grade teachers from Parker Elementary deliver use collaborative teaching approaches and instructional strategies to deliver a lesson


  • 2.RL.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • 2.RL.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


  • I will fill in the characters, problem and solution of a story.
  • I can complete a story map about the characters, problem, and solution of a story.