Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452259604

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 978

Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! This resource provides a practical guide to collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of ELLs. Offering classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use resources, and in-depth case studies, the authors help educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Teach content while helping students meet English language development goals Choose from a range of collaborative strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

Cases of Mathematics Professional Development in East Asian Countries

Cases of Mathematics Professional Development in East Asian Countries

Author: Swee Fong Ng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812874054

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 549

This book shows how video technology can be used to inform teachers’ personal practice, and provides new data and real-world case studies not covered by any previous book on the subject. Initial chapters explore how practicing teachers can view their own recorded lessons and take steps to improve their methods, while subsequent chapters examine how pre-service and in-service teachers can use recorded lessons to improve how they teach selected concepts, or to better convey specific learning processes such as mathematical modeling and problem solving.

Job-Embedded Professional Development

Job-Embedded Professional Development

Author: Sally J Zepeda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317820642

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 749

In today’s schools, teachers are frequently called on to adapt new curricula and instructional practices in their classrooms. Making sense of the complexities of teaching occurs primarily during the work day, and instead of relying on before or after school one-size-fits-all professional development activities, schools must support teachers in learning on the job. The latest book from renowned author Sally J. Zepeda is written for teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district leaders who want to support job-embedded learning, a powerful form of professional development characterized by active learning and reflection grounded in the context of a teachers’ work environment. Job-Embedded Professional Development provides a framework for helping teachers stop, take a deep breath, and learn along the way as they engage in their daily work. Through the engaging job-embedded learning activities, processes, and cases from the field explored in this book, teachers will immediately be able to: Implement what they are learning in the context of their own classrooms; Work with supportive peers who can coach them along the way; Get feedback on what’s working and what needs to be tweaked; Learn as adult learners fully capable of making sound professional judgments; Engage in conversations that allow teachers to dig deeper into their practices; Focus intently on content knowledge and the linkages to instruction and assessment; Capitalize on learning in digital learning environments before, during, and after school; Gain confidence in themselves and others through learning together.

Collaborating for English Learners

Collaborating for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544340067

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 227

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.

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Author: Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351206174

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 465

This book discusses distinctive features of the professional learning community concept, practices and processes across six different education systems in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the United States. It provides a platform for an exchange of different perspectives and offers alternative possibilities of theorizing professional learning communities across different socio-cultural contexts. Contributors provide valuable insights for policy makers, education researchers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to deal with critical questions about the improvement of teaching and learning and school improvement in a globalizing world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

TALIS School Leadership for Learning Insights from TALIS 2013

TALIS School Leadership for Learning Insights from TALIS 2013

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264258341

Category:

Page: 180

View: 871

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the largest international survey of teachers and school leaders. Using the TALIS database, this report looks at different approaches to school leadership and the impact of school leadership on professional learning communities and ...

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452241968

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 196

Your English Language Learners are counting on you and your fellow educators to collaborate effectively. The increasing English language learner (ELL) population means schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. One of the most promising approaches is this collaborative one, pioneered by America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for ELL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources in this book include: Tools for creating a collaborative service delivery that will enable you to address ELLs unique needs The latest research findings on best instructional strategies that benefit ELLs Leadership vignettes documenting authentic practices from around the US Professional learning activities (for teams or individuals) to enhance their collaborative practices for the sake of ELLs With this book the authors offer a leadership companion to their best-selling teacher’s guide, Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners, developed for general education and English as a second language (ESL) teachers.

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance

Author: Susan Groundwater-Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402094175

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 960

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance: Mind the Gap examines ways in which practice-based inquiry in educational settings, in a number of different countries and contexts, can transcend current ways of working and thinking such that authentic professional learning is the result. The authors contend that education policy, under pressure from a number of quarters, is retreating into a standardized, audited, and backward-looking arena, with the advances of more progressive educational philosophy being rolled back. In an age where practitioner inquiry and action research have often been ‘hijacked’ for the purposes of broad-based policy implementation, this book offers a rationale for reclaiming the critical edge so fundamental to inquiry-based professional learning. It examines the potential of inquiry-based forms of teacher professional learning to contribute to the growth of professional knowledge for and about teachers’ work. The authors intend that the book will assist in building new forms of professional knowledge that go beyond the current compliance model – engineered from less enduring materials – to inform a new model with its foundations in a strong ethical and moral framework. They also believe that this new model, if implemented, will help to reverse today’s conservative educational trends and make teacher professional development a force for genuine progress once again. They have consciously moved away from the celebratory tone of much of the academic reporting of teacher professional learning, adopting instead a genuinely critical edge. In covering a wide range of policies and practices from across the international spectrum, they have allowed themselves the freedom to engage in serious epistemological arguments about the nature of professional knowledge, as well as how it is constructed and employed.

Science Teachers' Learning

Science Teachers' Learning

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309380218

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 857

Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is currently taught in most classrooms and it will require most science teachers to change how they teach. That change will require learning opportunities for teachers that reinforce and expand their knowledge of the major ideas and concepts in science, their familiarity with a range of instructional strategies, and the skills to implement those strategies in the classroom. Providing these kinds of learning opportunities in turn will require profound changes to current approaches to supporting teachers' learning across their careers, from their initial training to continuing professional development. A teacher's capability to improve students' scientific understanding is heavily influenced by the school and district in which they work, the community in which the school is located, and the larger professional communities to which they belong. Science Teachers' Learning provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development. This report makes actionable recommendations for science teachers' learning that take a broad view of what is known about science education, how and when teachers learn, and education policies that directly and indirectly shape what teachers are able to learn and teach. The challenge of developing the expertise teachers need to implement the NGSS presents an opportunity to rethink professional learning for science teachers. Science Teachers' Learning will be a valuable resource for classrooms, departments, schools, districts, and professional organizations as they move to new ways to teach science.