FC: Elementary School Specialists: Collaboration with Mainstream Teachers | Fred A. Olds Elementary
1: Types of Specialists | - Great Leaps Reading Program - English as a Second Language (ESL) | -Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) - Cross Categorical Resource or Special Education
3: When does collaboration occur between mainstream teachers and specialists? -PLT meetings: four times a year, once per quarter (after school day ends) -Meetings with the Instructional Resource Teacher: once a week (during planning times)
4: Topics discussed during collaborative meetings
5: -Curriculum updates -Strategies and methods -Professional development -Questions, concerns, ideas -Assessments
6: Who is involved in collaboration? | -Mainstream teachers in the same grade level | - Instructional Resource teacher -Academically Gifted teacher
8: How important is collaboration to teachers and administrators? How much time and energy is put into collaboration?
9: -Important, but time limitations -At least one weekly meeting -Much thought and energy from all collaborators
11: Final thoughts: My desires as a future educator -Administrative support, sufficient time for planning and evaluation, assertive specialists, and flexibility from mainstream teachers -
12: MY SCHOOL BUS
13: Thank you, Dr. Wiseman for letting me do an honors project for ELM 335! I enjoyed it!