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Maria G. Dove

Dove, Maria

Maria Dove, Ed.D. is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the MS TESOL Program in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, where she teaches courses to preservice and inservice teachers on the research and best practices for developing effective programs and school policies for English learners. Before entering the field of higher education, she worked over thirty years as an English-as-a second language teacher in public school settings (Grades K-12) and in adult English language programs in Nassau County, New York. 

In 2010, she received the Outstanding ESL Educator Award from New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). She frequently provides professional development throughout the United States for educators on the teaching of diverse students. She also serves as a mentor for new ESL teachers as well as an instructional coach for general-education teachers and literacy specialists. She has published several articles and book chapters on collaborative teaching practices, instructional leadership, and collaborative coaching. Her best-selling co-authored book,Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners (2010) is published by Corwin Press, and her co-edited book, Coteaching and Other Collaborative Practices in the EFL/ESL Classroom: Rationale, Research, Reflections, and Recommendations (2012) is published by Information Age Publishing.


Areas of expertise
  • Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • ELs
  • Common Core
  • Co-teaching
  • 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

Workshops

  • 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.

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