Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, is TESOL Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate courses on linguistics, TESOL methods, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English-as-a- foreign-language teacher in Hungary, an English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City, and taught Hungarian at New York University. As a Fulbright Scholar, she lectured in Iceland and she has been presenting at conferences across the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. She frequently offers professional development primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for English-as-a-second-language and general education teachers. She has published numerous articles on co-teaching, teacher collaboration, ESL strategies, and learning styles.
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Areas of expertise
Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners
Special-Needs Students and the Common Core
Working With Linguistically and Academically Diverse Students
Best-Practice ELL Instruction
Creating a School-Wide Framework to Accommodate Diverse Learners
Collaboration and Co-teaching to Support English Language Learners:The purpose of this workshop is to explore a framework for collaborative practices ESL, general education teachers, and instructional specialists (e.g., special education, literacy) may engage in and to review, evaluate, and adapt seven co-teaching models that promote an integrated service delivery for the sake of ELLs in K-12 instructional settings.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner - K-5 and 6-12 ELA Strategies: What do the Common Core State Standards mean for academically and linguistically diverse learners? What can teachers and administrators do to support all students to successfully participate in standards-based language and literacy learning activities? This session will address these two essential questions based on the presenters’ research, publications, and professional development work in districts around the US.
“Regardless of the size of the group, the topic, or the formality of the presentation, Andrea’s broad expertise and experience working with diverse students and their teachers is apparent in the high quality of the content she delivers. Her “stage” presence in front of a group or in one-on-one conversations is always warm and encouraging in a very authentic way. She has excellent verbal communication skills and is very intentional about the activities she uses to engage participants in learning the content she has well prepared and organized.”
-Debra Cole, MELL Instructional Specialist at St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center
“I am so grateful for the amazing information and resources from Honigsfeld and Dove. Their books and trainings are a must see for every ESL teacher. I have no doubt that their teachings will help me better meet the needs of all students. As a 10-year ESL teacher and former ESL student, they have my full stamp of approval!”
-Christina Mahar, ESL Teacher at Pinewood Elementary, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools