Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning

Tom and Leah, history and science teachers respectively, combined their classrooms to co-teach a class that dealt with a number of issues that span across their two disciplines. The real world is not siloed into disciplines. Use real world challenges that cross multiple disciplines like environmental issues for high impact learning!

You can develop a lesson that puts multiple discipline to use by combining two class periods for a longer class. Collaborating with your fellow teacher also models the types of skills and behaviors you want your students to be doing!

For more on how Leah and Tom co-taught an interdisciplinary class, click the link below:

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Tom Morrill and Leah Penniman from Tech valley High in Albany, NY featured on the Teaching Channel