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“Educators involved in dual language programs will find Collaboration and Co-Teaching for Dual Language Learners: Transforming Programs for Multilingualism and Equity a much-needed book that guides teachers in how to effectively plan and reflect together. The many voices represented in the book are refreshing and the research presented is strength-based and highly relevant. This book is essential reading for teachers in two-teacher dual language programs who share students!”
“It is exciting to see an advance copy of this book. This book will be transformational for our practice as a group of dual language schools. The authors masterfully weave practice, practical application, pedagogy, and the multicultural multilingual voices of students and educators in schools throughout the globe. I am thrilled to have this resource for my dual language teams.
“Our students deserve coherent, language-rich, multilingual learning, yet it's often so hard when we lack a map to guide our work. Lachance and Honigsfeld remind us that our intentional planning and our collaborative conversations will ensure that our students simultaneously develop academic, linguistic, and cross-cultural skills. I'm delighted that Joan and Andrea have stepped into this unique space and I'm anxious to share their roadmap with my colleagues in Tigard-Tualatin schools.”
“This practitioner-oriented book is a must-have for all educators -from paraprofessionals to classroom teachers to the school and district leaders - who support Dual Language Learners. It is perfectly timed for today's dual language educators who are advancing students toward multilingual language diversity society. In addition to the most recent foundational research on dual language instruction, the book provides a plethora of essential tools and resources, coupled with real-world scenarios, demonstrating the work necessary to implement effective dual language programs.
“Successful collaborations in education have transformative power for the educators engaged in it and, most importantly, for the students benefiting from it. Yet, collaboration requires specific resources for success- time, intention, knowledge, and skill. Collaboration and Co-Teaching in Dual Language is a key publication for acquiring the knowledge and skills to make collaboration successful in dual language classrooms. From a social justice perspective, it is a critical contribution to the field to bring about equity to the multilingual learners in dual language.
“This book provides a better understanding of how collaboration can move student learning, strategies for additive forms of multilingualism, as well as an invaluable historical perspective addressing the dangers of a deficit approach to language pedagogy. Examples and anecdotes show how dual language programs and collaborative teaching can change dynamics and better support student learning.
“Dr. Lachance and Dr. Honigsfeld harness their knowledge on collaborative practices to provide critical research-supported and classroom-approved recommendations for dual language educators that will maximize student growth towards bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism. This book will be a powerful and practical tool for educators to understand the how and why of collaborative practices in a dual language program.”
“A welcome addition to the professional literature on dual language program implementation! Co-planning across instructional personnel and across languages, co-teaching, collaborative assessment and collaborative leadership are critical to the success of dual language programs and this volume delivers on all of those topics! Packed with useful figures, charts and checklists and organized around catchy recurring icons that represent the overarching organizational structure for each chapter, this volume is extremely approachable, highly interactive, and w
“This is an invaluable resource for guiding educators who co-teach and co-plan in dual language programs. It is not only based on theory and research but includes options to facilitate the process of getting started and making existing dual language programs more effective. This well-stated phrase “Dual language is for everyone in K-12 education” cannot be emphasized enough! Multilingualism promotes equity for all and should be the norm in all schools!”
“In this volume, the authors offer a strong rationale and practical, research-informed guidance for teacher collaboration and co-teaching for the sake of dual language education and the support needed to effectively design, deliver, and assess engaging instruction in dual language programs. In this unique resource, you will explore the fundamentals for dual language education and how the collaborative instructional cycle—co-planning, co-teaching, co-assessment, and reflection—is an essential component of dual language programs.
"This engaging and accessible book provides a valuable resource to catalyze teacher collaboration in dual language programs. Lachance and Honigsfeld take care to present strategies across the collaborative instructional cycle—from planning to teaching to assessment to reflection. For the novice and veteran alike, this work will guide and inspire collegial partnerships that advance dynamic bilingualism."
“This book couldn’t be more timely! Creating space for teacher and leader collaboration that is efficient and effective can make all the difference when striving for a well-articulated program where each and every DLI student, teacher, and leader thrives. Thank you for this publication. It will go a long way toward helping leaders and teachers to advocate in their own districts and schools for finding space in an already busy schedule for meaningful collaboration.”
“Very few books explore the topic in a way that Lachance and Honigsfeld do. This book is for anyone embarking on implementing a dual language approach or revisiting their current program. It pinpoints the key elements of collaboration and coteaching from delivery, assessment to reflection. The book is unique in its format allowing the reader the opportunity to hear from practitioners and students.”
“Mission Accomplished! My mind traveled through six chapters with a mission in mind: to learn, to understand, to anchor into real examples of practice and powerful strategies based on research. Strategic reflection pushes readers to pause, think, and formulate next steps to implement right away. This exceptional resource provides educators with much needed tools to navigate, explore, and map out ways to develop higher levels of teaching in dual language programs.
“Dr. Lachance and Dr. Honigsfeld’s text invites us to explore learning spaces where dual language programming and teacher collaboration unite, creating a school-wide web of intentional support for multilingual learners to flourish both academically and linguistically. I can't wait to fly to the moon with this transformative lens of collaboration coupled with multilingual language development!”
“Collaboration and Co-teaching for Dual Language Learners: Transforming Programs for Multilingualism and Equity is THE instructional resource that our dual language programs have been waiting for. It provides coaches and teachers a dual language specific collaborative instructional cycle that enhances teacher capacity and elevates student outcomes. Every chapter provides tips and tools for effective and practical implementation. I highly recommend it for district DL directors, campus and district coordinators, coaches, teachers, and paraprofessionals.”
“In this powerful and practical new resource, Joan and Andrea have outlined not only why teachers should collaborate in dual language programs, but also how this collaboration can happen and what school leaders can do to support. By integrating the collaborative cycle of co-planning, co-teaching, co-assessing and co-reflecting within the unique dual language ecosystem, this book helps to build important connections - across languages and across disciplines – catalyzing both student learning and teacher learning.”
“At last, a book we have been waiting for- one that combines our growing interest in dual language programming with collaboration and co-teaching. Scholars Joan Lachance and Andrea Honigsfeld provide practical guidance on the laws and regulations on one hand and our professional creativity and inspiration on the other.
“This book is the professional resource we’ve all been waiting for! I love the structure of this book and how it’s designed for an accessible book study for teams as they navigate the unique opportunities presented by co-teaching in dual language settings. I found this resource incredibly valuable for educators and leaders as it has practical tools and strategies that can equip us all to effectively collaborate with each other in our effort to better serve our dual language students!”