Collaborative Teaching

Since the mid 1970’s there has been a movement for educating students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Special educators, Title 1 teachers, reading specialists and speech and language therapists are all expected to form collaborative teaching models for supporting students with disabilities in the general education classroom.

Collaborative teaching, while rewarding, does have its challenges. Teachers often feel uncomfortable embracing a collaborative teaching model because they do not feel they have been prepared for organizing and delivering instruction when teaching roles and responsibilities are not defined.

EPSI facilitators provide workshops and technical assistance that assist teachers build effective collaborations that serve the needs of all students in the co-taught classroom. In addition, our Data Driven Differentiated Instruction Course includes modules for preparing teachers for collaborations.

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Co-planning models
  • Common Co-teaching Issues
  • Tiered Assignments and Curriculum Compacting
  • Co-teaching Questionnaires
  • Collaborative Teaching Needs Assessment


In addition to assisting teachers with collaborative structures, EPSI provides teachers with instructional tools and scaffolding strategies for reading ,writing and math in the LINKS Metaconitive Strategy Handbooks and supporting products.