English Language Development at CMIS

What is the collaborative model?

The collaborative model of English Language teaching refers to the langauge support teacher going into classrooms, either in a small group or one - to - one, and working on skills / strategies that align with classroom instruction. This is completed during the whole class English Language block so that students are not missing instructional time in non related core academic subjects. The English Language teacher aligns their instruction with both the needs of the students and the standards being addressed in the classroom.

Collaborative model

  • Taught in the same grade level class
  • Aligns with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Received during the whole class English Language period
  • Makes curriculum accessible regardless of language level
  • Facilitates co-teaching / co-planning

Sheltered Model

  • Taken to a separate resource room
  • Receives instruction that does not align with classroom instruction
  • Removed from general education setting for testing, exams, etc.
  • Uses separate curriculum and/or standards

What are the benefits of the collaborative model?

Pushing into classrooms comes with many benefits for both teachers and students. Classroom and English Language teachers are able to meet frequently and collaborate on ways to meet the language needs of their students. Students are also able to gain small group or individual instruction on skills and strategies that they are working on in class. Those receiving instruction are able to make connections between their language goals and standards that are being addressed by their homeroom teacher. Also, with assistance from the ELD teacher, classroom teachers are able to implement a variety of strategies to meet the language needs of their students.