Do you want to see co-teaching for ELLs in action? What this clip that invites the viewer into PS 29. Listen to interviews and visit classrooms where Els are learning alongside their English-speaking peers.
In this video, Dr. Maria G. Dove and Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld identify seven co-teaching models for the instruction of English language learners. The stick figure illustrations might appear sketchy, yet they successfully capture what the instructional model choices are for co-teachers.
Dr. Dove and I used emerging literature on collaborative teaching practices to support ELLs as well as our own personal experiences as ESL co-teachers and professional developers to write this introductory article: If you need a quick read that gets to the point, start here. The guidelines offered in this 2-page article will jump-start your co-teaching program.
This presentation is pretty comprehensive (63 slides) since it explores how teacher collaboration can become an effective schoolwide practice. It goes beyond co-teaching and explores a rename of other educational factors that help or hinder co-teaching to become a success.
Judy Haynes, the founder of the website www.everythingESL.net and cofounder and co-moderator of the Twitter Chat for teachers of English learners called #ELLCHAT. discusses the advantages and drawbacks of co-teaching. She offers concrete examples and invites (and gets interesting) reader responses on this blog post.
This is the latest book published by Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria G. Dove. It is a concise, yet comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit ELs. Don't miss the free resources on the companion website.