Classroom Observation Instrument for Educational Environments Serving Students with Deaf-Blindness
Ella Taylor, Kathleen Stremel, Nancy Steele, 2006
The Classroom Observation Instrument (COI) for Educational Environments Serving Students with Deaf-Blindness is a research-based tool designed to help guide and inform educators’ decisions about their students with severe and profound disabilities including deaf-blindness. The COI is comprised of three main sections: a teacher interview, a review of the student’s cumulative folder, and an observation rubric. A scoring guide is also provided to assess individual sections and the total instrument. Using this comprehensive tool can help teams more clearly identify a model classroom for deaf-blind students and streamline the overall classroom observation process.
The video linked below was developed by Morgan Hendon during a course hosted by California Deaf-Blind Services and the South Dakota Deaf-Blind Project. In the video, Morgan describes this tool and how it can be used.