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.

Where do Teachers and ESL Specialists Collaborate and Co-Teach?

Where do teachers and ESL specialists collaborate and co-teach?

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Collaborative practices require teachers to share space both inside and outside of the classroom. With twenty-first-century technology, many practitioners also make use of virtual space with online and networked tools for ongoing professional discourse. This chapter will describe the different physical and virtual environments that general-education and ESL teachers use in order to enhance the collaborative process. Our discussion of collaborative space will be placed within the framework of establishing and maintaining a positive, inclusive school culture. We will explore the possibilities of using formal and informal shared spaces for instructional planning ...

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