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Thank you for agreeing to supervise a WKU student teacher. Kentucky Regulations 16 KAR 5:040 requires cooperating teachers and university supervisors to complete training on their basic responsibilities prior to supervising a student teacher. Part A of this training is provided by the KY Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) and includes an online assessment. 

Changes, effective July 1, 2019, regarding Cooperating Teacher Part A Training 

If you already passed Part A training, via Edmodo prior to July 1, 2019, you do not need to take this assessment again in iDrive Digital. 

Information on the new cooperating teacher requirements (16 KAR 5:040) can be found at:

  • Part A:  Basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher supervisor (using iDrive site)
  • Part B:  Best practice in supporting a student teacher (Training)
  • Part C:  Effective assessment of the student teacher (WKU Student Teaching Handbook)

Part A:  Basic responsibilities of a cooperating teacher supervisor ( iDrive Quiz)

Access to this Part A online training and assessment:

Part B:  Best practice in supporting a student teacher (KACTE Developed Training)

As a participant, you will self-enroll in the course (as a student).                                           

Tutorial: How to Self-Enroll in a Canvas Course (2 minutes, 52 seconds)

Teachers must complete all of the modules and provide the required information at the end of the training.  Confirmation emails will automatically be sent to WKU.  Certificates are typically emailed at the end of each month.

Part C:  Effective assessment of the student teacher

The WKU Student Teaching Handbook is only intended for review.  https://www.wku.edu/educatorservices/student_teaching/documents/st_handbook.pdf Please familiarize yourself with the new forms and responsibilities.  There is no quiz for Part C. 

WKU Training Materials

The Seven Methods of Co-Teaching

Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh talks about The Seven Methods of Co-Teaching (Duration: 20:50)

St. Cloud Co-Teaching Information

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 Last Modified 7/15/19