Co-Teaching for English Learners

Based on the work of Maria G. Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld.

Available Formats:
  • 30 Hours


When general education teachers and EL specialists co-plan and co-deliver instruction in the classroom, nonnative speakers achieve greater success. In this course, you will learn practical, classroom-tested strategies for collaborating throughout the instruction cycle and discover effective classroom configurations to propel student learning. The techniques in this course offer something for everyone, whether you are new to co-teaching or looking to improve your practice.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the entire collaborative instruction cycle and see what excellent co-teaching looks like;
  • Engage in seven classroom models with detailed descriptions and analyses as well as a review of advantages and challenges of each model’s implementation;
  • Understand how successful partnerships unfold and learn how to clarify each teacher’s role using self-assessment tools;
  • Learn classroom-tested, high-yield strategies for the entire instructional cycle, covering co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection; and
  • Gain insights from the most current research, practical examples, and real-life accounts from co-teaching veterans to understand various entry points and incorporate collaborative practices in your classroom.

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Course Modules Include:

  • Module 1: Collaboration Is a Must
  • Module 2: Co-Planning
  • Module 3: Model 1—One Group: One Leads, One “Teaches on Purpose”
  • Module 4: Model 2—One Group: Two Teach the Same Content
  • Module 5: Model 3—One Group: One Teaches, One Assesses
  • Module 6: Model 4—Two Groups: Two Teach Same Content
  • Module 7: Model 5—Two Groups: One Preteaches, One Teaches Alternative Information
  • Module 8: Model 6—Two Groups: One Reteaches, One Teaches Alternative Information
  • Module 9: Model 7—Multiple Groups: Two Monitor/Teach
  • Module 10: Collaborative Assessment
  • Module 11: Reflection: Closing the Collaborative Instructional Cycle... and Starting a New One

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