This resource provides strategies and tools for using collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of English learners.
Chapter 5: How do Teachers Plan, Instruct, and Assess ELLs Collaboratively?
How do Teachers Plan, Instruct, and Assess ELLs Collaboratively?
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Carefully coordinated planning, instruction, and assessment are integral parts of a successful collaborative program to teach English language learners. This chapter will outline the necessary organizational techniques for ESL specialists, general-education teachers, and school administrators to implement collaborative practices and, more specifically, co-teaching strategies effectively We will offer several frameworks for (a) creating collaborative teams, (b) engaging in collaborative planning, and (c) initiating, maintaining, as well as refining co-teaching practices. We offer suggestions on how to assess ELLs cooperatively and also discuss the role technology tools play in teacher ...