The Kansas State Department of Education Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Department is supporting the TASN Co-Teaching series using the Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand, and Ann Nevin model. The TASN Co-Teaching series is designed to create and train co-teaching teams in addition to building district capacity to provide support to those teams and provide training to additional teams in the future.
TASN is committed to providing for free to participating districts:
- 1 hour Administrator intro webinar
- 1 day of Initial Co-teaching training
- 1 day of Co-teaching with Paraeducators (may be combined with Initial Co-teaching training)
- 1-2 days of in-district coaching provided by Dr. Richard Villa or a Kansas TASN Co-teaching Trainer
- Training of 1 or more staff members as Co-Teaching Coaches
- Access to online resources including an online observation and coaching tool.
- Supplemental training opportunities (Differentiated Instruction, Effective Instruction & Cooperative Structures)
Districts are eligible to receive a $1,500 stipend if participation criteria are met. (Signed district commitment letter, completed team assignment, participation by district and building administrator, and completion of all items in the commitment letter).
Click on the links above the descriptions to access the resources.
In this 40 minute recorded webinar, Shonda Anderson provides information about the TASN Co-teaching Training and Coaching System.
This form provides details about the TASN Co-teaching project and the activities and resources available to participating districts. A schedule of events is also included.
This one-page resource provides a brief summary of the data from the TASN Co-teaching Project for the 2016-2017 School Year. It includes data from training evaluations, participant surveys as well as information from coaching sessions.
This one-page resource provides a brief summary of the data from the TASN Co-teaching Project. Data from training evaluations, participant surveys as well as observation and feedback sessions are summarized.
This 16 page document provides a description of the training system, implementation activities and evaluation outcomes of the TASN Co-teaching Project. The 2014-2015 school year marked the 3rd year in a 5 year grant from the US Office of Special Education Programs.
In this 25 minute recorded webinar, Dr. Richard Villa provides:
- The definition and rationales for co-teaching
- An overview of the 4 predominant approaches to co-teaching
- A Description of Administrator Responsibilities
- Description of Co-teaching Coaching Roles
VIDEO from a Kansas TASN Co-teaching School
Please note: The link above will take you to a Youtube video. The video is a reflection by the building administrator and two co-teachers from Crest Elementary.