In the Co-Teaching model, two instructors share a class, with one teaching basic skills and the other providing technical training to their students. One form of doing this is using the Integrated Basic Skills and Educational Training (IBEST) method, San Diego Continuing Education offers a Certified Nursing Assistant program delivered using this model. Listen to several practitioners share their perspectives and lessons learned.

Donna Price, I-BEST ESL Instructor, Certified Nursing Assistant Program

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  1. Instructor's Introduction and Perspective
  2. What kind of successes have you seen?
  3. How does an I-BEST course build classroom community?
  4. What are some of the challenges to teaching an I-BEST course?
  5. What advice can you offer to potential I-BEST Instructors?
  6. What additional needs are addressed by using an I-BEST model?

Kathy Campbell, R.N., I-BEST Instructor, Certified Nursing Assistant Program

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  1. Instructor's Introduction and Perspective
  2. Why did your traditional CNA course need to evolve into a CNA I-BEST course?
  3. What are some of the advantages of the I-BEST model?
  4. What are some of the successes of the program?
  5. How did you structure the course with two teachers?
  6. What advice can you offer to potential I-BEST Instructors?

Beverly Garcia, Coordinator, I-BEST Certified Nursing Assistant Program

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  1. Program Coordinator's Introduction and Perspective
  2. Were there any challenges to populating this I-BEST course?
  3. Were there any extra challenges in coordinating a course with two teachers?
  4. What were some of the successes of this program?
  5. What advice could you give about coordinating an I-BEST course?

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