[R-0094] S4. Instructional Planning

Citation: Pina, K. (2015). Hayward Unified School District (HUSD): Preschool co-teaching and inclusion classroom. Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5gflNXR9A or enter “Hayward Unified School District HUSD Preschool co-teaching and inclusion classroomin your search window.

Abstract: This 4:58-minute video, describes a preschool program in which each classroom serves up to 24 students, 16 typically developing children and 8 identified has having special needs. Each classroom has a general education teacher, instructional assistant, a special education teacher and a paraprofessional who collaborate to plan objectives and activities for the children and implement a co-teaching model. The video includes scenes from the classroom as parents, teachers, and administrators talk about the benefits of the program.

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Child Development, Child Guidance, Curriculum Planning and Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

Content Focus: Child Development, Child Guidance, Co-Teaching; Curriculum Planning, Inclusion; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Language and Literacy Experiences

Notes: Ask students if they have observed or experienced co-teaching and if so, share the benefits and challenges with the class. Follow-up by having students view and discuss Co-Teaching at Its Best.