Maria Dove provides professional development throughout the United States for educators on the teaching of diverse students, mentors new ESL teachers, and serves as an instructional coach for general-education teachers and literacy specialists.
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
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner: K-5 ELA Strategies & Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner: 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.
Collaboration and Coteaching 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 coteaching models that promote an integrated service delivery for the sake of ELLs in K-12 instructional settings.