Collaboration & Co-teaching for English Language Learners
About the Course
Teachers will actively participate in online learning to explore how teacher collaboration and co-teaching can provide an effective framework for integrated ESL practices for diverse English language learners. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this framework by reviewing grade level specific case studies and create a co-teaching planning form for general education and ELL instruction.
This course is appropriate for both elementary and secondary general education and ELL teachers, as well as administrators interested in creating a collaborative instructional model to support ELLs.
Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define teacher collaboration, collaborative team teaching, and co-teaching in the context of ESL
- Describe how teacher collaboration and co-teaching can provide an effective framework for the academic, sociocultural, and linguistic needs of diverse English language learners.
- Implement an effective co-teaching model to differentiate instruction for ELLs.
- Identify the challenges and successes teachers experiences in collaborative partnerships by analyzing case studies
- Create a co-teaching planning form for one week of general education and ELL instruction in a subject area.
Sarah Reed is a preschool director in Woodland Park School District leading, teaching and working towards equitable, quality early childhood education in Colorado. In twelve years as an educator, Sarah has spent five of them teaching English Language Learners both abroad and stateside. Her experiences have led her to firmly believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork in creating successful environments for all learners. In addition to various building level leadership roles, Sarah served as a Teach Plus Educational Policy fellow last year and is a current CEA Ambassador Fellow advocating for fair compensation and support for early childhood teachers in her district.
Sarah holds an MAT in Early Childhood Education and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is currently finishing her early childhood special education certificate.
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