Program Contents: 59 minute DVD. Includes Facilitator's Guide in PDF format.
Captioning: Closed Captioned
Copyright Date: 2010
Leaders at the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District decided that to meet achievement and accountability standards mandated in federal education law, they had to do something very different. If students with IEPs continued to be educated largely in special classes and resource rooms, those students would have a difficult path to success. Releasing the Power illustrates how the district researched, created, and implemented a district-wide co-teaching initiative. Today CMS is an exemplary model of what can happen when a district releases the power of two.
CMS Superintendent and his top deputy for Special Education discuss the district's inclusive Facilitator's Guide PDF, practices and co-teaching journey from conception through implementation. Hear Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District principals discuss, in practical detail, the expectations, challenges and supports necessary to ensure all students are learning in co-taught classrooms. Includes a digital viewing guide and a rubric for judging the fidelity of your implementation using a framework developed by Professor Friend.