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Collaborating for English Learners
A Foundational Guide to Integrated Practices

Second Edition


February 2019 | 272 pages | Corwin
Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. 

But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs’ language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of Collaboration and Co-Teaching users and now, a new generation of educators, thanks to this all-new second edition: Collaborating for English Learners.

Why this new edition? Because more than a decade of implementation has generated for Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove new insight into what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which essential frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders. Essentially a roadmap to the many different ways we can all work together, this second edition of Collaborating for English Learners features: 
  • All-new examples, case studies, illustrative video, and policy updates 
  • In-depth coverage of the full range of strategies and configurations for determining the best model to adopt
  • Templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice
  • Guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires for evaluating the strategies’ effectiveness
By this time, the big benefits of teacher collaboration are well documented. Where teachers and schools struggle still is determining the best way to do so, especially when working with our ELs. That’s where Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, and their second edition of Collaborating for English Learners will prove absolutely indispensable. After all, there are no two better authorities.
 
Chapter 1: What Is This Book About?
Overview  
Student Snapshots  
What Guided Us When We Wrote This Book?  
The Purpose  
Structure and Organization of the Book  
The EL Population  
Collaboration  
Program Models Serving English 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  
 
Chapter 2: Why Is Collaboration Needed?
Overview  
Voices From the Field  
Understanding English Learners  
Challenges School Administrators Face  
Why Collaboration Is the Answer to the Challenges Teachers and Administrators Face  
Why Co-teaching Is a Possible Answer to Challenges Teachers and Administrators Face  
Administrators’ Role: Creating a School Community to Support Effective Instruction for ELs  
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Key Online Resources  
 
Chapter 3: What Does Teacher Collaboration and Co-Teaching For ELs Concern?
Overview  
Voices From the Field  
All Stakeholders  
Administrators’ Role: Developing and Sustaining a Collaborative School Culture  
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Key Online Resources  
 
Chapter 4: What Are the Essential Components of an Integrated, Collaborative Service Delivery for ELs?
Overview  
Voices From the Field  
Informal Collaborative Practices  
Formal Collaborative Practices  
Administrators’ Role: Creating Collaborative Opportunities and Supporting Collaborative Efforts  
What Administrators Need to Consider  
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Key Online Resources  
 
Chapter 5: How Do Teachers Plan, Instruct, and Assess ELs Collaboratively?
Overview  
Voices From the Field  
Making A Case For Collaborative Efforts  
Launching the Co-Planning Team: Top Down or Bottom Up?  
Collaborative Teams in Action  
A Framework for Effective Collaborative Instruction  
Technology and Collaboration  
Co-Teaching for Powerful Instruction  
Collaborative Student Assessment  
Administrators’ Role: Effective Management of Resources  
Summary  
Discussion Questions  
Key Online Resources  
 
Chapter 6: When Do Teachers 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  
 
Chapter 7: Where Do Teachers Collaborate and Co-Teach?
Overview  
Voices From the Field  
Reexamining the Importance of Positive School Culture  
Spaces and Places for Teacher Collaboration  
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  
 
Chapter 8: What Next? Reviewing and Evaluating Integrated, Collaborative Service Delivery for ELs
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  
 
Chapter 9: Portraits of Collaboration
Overview  
Districtwide Case Study  
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  
 
References
Key features
  • Provides a step-by-step guide to co-teaching and collaboration between EL specialists and mainstream classroom teachers to better serve the needs of ELs
  • Each chapter opens with authentic classroom and school-based examples that depict successful practice across various collaborative models
  • Includes a range of practical tools, such as templates, planning guides, and questionnaires, that can be easily adapted for classroom use
  • Thoroughly updated including new developments in policy and practice and informed by the authors extensive experience with implementing their models across the country.

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