California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Glossary



TermDescription
interdisciplinary team Interdisciplinary teams are a type of team teaching in which two or more teachers specializing in different subjects share the same students, usually for extended blocks of core instructional time, and plan and teach together to integrate their branches of knowledge. Ideally, students assigned to interdisciplinary teams gain insight into the logical relationships between the various curricular areas and receive classroom assignments that combine the knowledge and skills derived from their teachers’ specific areas of expertise.