DVD 1 - Collaborative Planning: Transforming Theory into Practice
This video will provide you with an understanding of the value of collaborative planning and a thorough understanding of the five essential components to an effective collaborative teaming process. Richard Villa, nationally renowned lecturer and author of Creating an Inclusive School and Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education, presents a comprehensive overview of collaboration identifying the history, rationale and elements for its successful implementation in our nation's schools. From research and practice, Villa provides important information about how collaborative teams can function optimally. He visits with teachers engaged in transforming the theory of "collaborative planning" into successful instruction in the classroom. Collaborative teams of teachers are profiled and educators share how they met the many challenges and obstacles that needed to be overcome.
DVD 2 - Collaborative Teaching: The Co-Teaching Model
This second video in the Collaboration Series provides valuable information in the use of "co-teaching" as an effective instructional and organizational arrangement. Building on the five essential components of collaborative planning detailed in Tape 1, Villa reviews four basic models of "co-teaching":
- Parallel Split
- Team Teaching
In addition to observing these models as they function in actual classrooms, you will see Villa as he helps educators address the most common issues and concerns related to implementing collaborative teaching in their schools. Richard Villa shares his expertise based on research and practice of professionals working across the country. Collaborative Teaching provides clear, concise and research-based information that enables educators to meet the challenges that any collaborative process entails.
Each DVD is 35 minutes.