English Language Arts
Co-Teaching at CHSThis year at CHS, one grade 10 classroom will matriculate into the co-teaching model already running strong in grades 5-9 and grade 12. Co-teaching is two or more people sharing responsibility for teaching some or all of the students assigned to a classroom. It involves the distribution of responsibility among people for planning, instruction, and evaluation for a classroom of students. Another way of saying this is that co-teaching is a fun way for students to learn from two or more people who may have different ways of thinking or teaching. Co-teaching partners receive training in strategies to make this model successful in order for students to effectively learn.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)Chelmsford Public Schools has continued its commitment to the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices to create dynamic lessons that provide curriculum access for all students. Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. For more information about Universal Design for Learning visit: http://cast.org