Collaboration and Co-Teaching Strategies for English Learners

ISBN-10: 1412976502
ISBN-13: 9781412976503
Edition: 2010
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Maria G. Dove is Assistant Professor in the division of education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY where she teaches courses to preservice and inservice teachers in the graduate education TESOL program. Having worked as an English as a Second Language teacher for over thirty years, she has provided instruction to English language learners in public school settings (Grades K-12) and in adult English Language programs in Nassau County, NY.During her years as an ESL specialist, she established co-teaching partnerships, planned instruction through collaborative practices, and conducted ESL co-taught lessons in mainstream classrooms with her fellow K-6 teachers. She has served as a mentor for new ESL teachers, and coaches both ESL and mainstream teachers on co-teaching strategies. She has published several articles and book chapters on her experiences with co-teaching, differentiated instruction, and the education of English language learners. She regularly offers professional development workshops regarding the instruction of English language learners to local school districts as well as at state and national conferences.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
What Is This Book About?
Overview
Voices From the Field
What Guided Us When We Wrote This Book?
The Purpose
Structure and Organization of the Book
The ELL Population
Collaboration
Program Models Serving English Language Learners
What Can We Learn from the History and Research on Collaborative Practices?
Teacher Collaboration in Today's Schools
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
Why is Collaboration Needed?
Overview
Voices from the Field
Challenges English Language Learners Face
Challenges Teachers Face
Challenges School Administrators Face
Why Collaboration Is the Answer to the Demands Teachers and Administrators Face
Why Co-Teaching Is a Possible Answer to Challenges Teachers and Administrators Face
Research Support for Enhanced ESL Service Delivery
Administrators' Role: Creating a School Community to Support Effective Instruction for ELLs
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
Who Does Teacher Collaboration and ESL Co-Teaching Concern?
Overview
Voices From the Field
All Stakeholders
Administrators' Role: Developing and Sustaining a Collaborative School Culture
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
What Are the Essential Components of an Integrated, Collaborative ESL Program?
Overview
Voices From the Field
Informal Collaborative Practices
Formal Collaborative Practices
Administrators' Role: Creating Collaborative Opportunities and Supporting Collaborative Efforts
What Do Administrators Need to Consider
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
How Do Teachers Plan, Instruct, and Assess ELLs Collaboratively?
Overview
Voices From the Field
The Need for Collaborative Efforts
Launching the Co-Planning Team: Top Down or Bottom Up?
Collaborative Teams in Action
A Framework for Effective Instruction
Technology and Collaboration
Co-Teaching for Powerful Instruction
Collaborative Student Assessment
Administrators' Role: Effective Management of Resources
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
When Do Teachers and ESL Specialists Collaborate and Co-Teach?
Overview
Voices From the Field
Time and Structure for Teamwork
Setting a Purpose for Collaboration
Two Observations of Ongoing Collaboration
A Remedy for Time Limitations: Conversation Protocols
When Do Collaborative Teams Meet?
Expectations for Teacher Collaboration
Time Frames for Co-Teaching
Administrators' Role: Scheduling and Supporting Collaborative and Co-Teaching Practices
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
Where Do Teachers and ESL Specialists Collaborate and Co-Teach?
Overview
Voices From the Field
Reexamining the Importance of Positive School Culture
Collaborating Outside the Classroom
Collaboration Inside the Classroom
Classroom Design for Co-Taught Lessons
The Impact of Classroom Design
Administrators' Role: School Organization and Logistics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
What Next? Reviewing and Evaluating Integrated, Collaborative ESL Programs
Overview
Voices From the Field
Reflective Practices
Self-Assessment Tools
Ongoing (Formative) Collaborative Program Assessment
Formal Program Evaluation
Administrators' Role: Leading Effective Assessment Practices
Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Online Resources
Portraits of Collaboration
Overview
Elementary School Case Study #1
Elementary School Case Study #2
Middle School Case Study #1
Middle School Case Study #2
High School Case Study #1
High School Case Study #2
Summary
Discussion Questions
Research Appendix: 10 Key Research Areas to Support Teacher Collaboration and Co-Teaching for the Sake of ELLs
Second Language Acquisition and English Language Development
Acculturation and Culturally Responsive Teaching
Bilingualism and Native-Language Use
ELLs' Literacy Development
Developing ELLs' Academic Language Proficiency
Effective Instructional Strategies
Curriculum Alignment and Mapping
Teacher Teaming and Co-Teaching
Teacher Learning
Professional-Development and Learning Communities
A Final Note
References
Index

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