Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative

Co-Teaching for Gap Closure

Co-Teaching for Gap Closure (CT4GC) is a professional development initiative developed by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in 2012 to help close the achievement gap in Kentucky. Objectives of the initiative include student engagement, student achievement and teacher’s ability to implement to fidelity. It is comprised of four components: Co-Teaching best practices; Continuous Classroom Improvement; Student Supports; and ELA/Math Instructional Strategies. Sustainability is built through a system of coaching from the state level down to the classroom level. The coaching network consists of a State Core Team, Regional Educational Cooperative Consultants, and District/School level Internal Coaches. SESC consultants serve as external coaches to support the internal coaches and teaching teams at CT4GC schools in our region. The coaching network strengthens capacity building through monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at each level: state, regional, district/school. CT4GC is a KDE initiative with partners from the University of Kentucky (UK) and the University of Louisville (U of L). Human Development Institute (HDI) is our UK partner and Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention (ABRI) is from U of L.

Last Updated on December 16, 2015

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Dena Cole-Welsh


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Kristy Stuber

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