Our favorite authors on collaboration and co-teaching for ELs, Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld, maintain an amazing website full of information. They also share their powerpoint presentation on the site! It is definitely a website worth checking out, even if you don't co-teach, but just want improve instruction for ELs: http://coteachingforells.weebly.com/
Honigsfeld and Dove provide a great framework for ESOL and general ed teachers in their book. The authors address fundamental questions, examine how a effective model of collaboration help ELs learn content while simultaneously meeting English language development goals and discuss the local school leader's role in facilitating this collaborative model.
Should your school require assistance implementing an effective collaborative model, contact your District ESOL Lead for assistance. If you are interested, we can support you in a local school improvement plan utilizing Honigsfeld and Dove's book as a guide.
On October 4, 2012, MetroRESA will host a session with Honigsfeld and Dove on Collaboration and Co-Teaching for ELs. Cost is $399.
The student profile template is a document ESOL teachers can use to provide more information about the ELs to general education teachers. It includes a section for the student's background history, strenghts, weaknesses, and the target language skills based on the WIDA® Can Do Descriptors. Feel free to edit the file to your needs
(USE FIREFOX to download the files,MS Explorer may not recognize the file format)
Check out the videos below (When possible, the videos are provided via a link, an embedded player and as a mp4 file for your convenience.):
Collaboration - Effective Instruction for ELLs: The University of Minnesota has put together a comprehensive collection of videos and discussion questions that can assist ESOL and regular ed teachers in understanding collaboration in the push-in setting.
The ALTs from Area 1 and Area 2 collaborated with the ESOL District Lead ESOL Teachers on a book study with "Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6 - 12" by Margarita Calderón. Check out our Book Study Wiki: http://cobbesol.pbwiki.com/