ELMS Project

Co-Teaching Workshop

Join the ELMS Project for a workshop on co-teaching-one of the most innovative practices in education. Guest speakers, Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove, will lead the workshop with a presentation on how co-teaching can effectively support positive learning outcomes for English Language Learners in a variety of classroom environments. Co-teaching teams from New Hanover and Pender counties will give you a view from the trenches-they will share their successes and lessons learned from implementing co-teaching practices in their elementary and high school classrooms.

Join us!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Education Building, UNCW Campus
Room 162
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The registration fee of $20 per person includes continental breakfast, full lunch, and a copy of Honigsfeld and Dove's book, Collaboration and Co-Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners.

Register today!

Group Registration
If you plan to attend as a group, please fill out a registration form for the group and include a list of the individuals in your group who will be attending. You may pay for the group with one check.


8:30 a.m. -9:00a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast


Welcome and Introductions


Honigsfeld and Dove, Molloy College




Co-Teaching in Practice - Elementary
Amelia Seibold, Bradley Creek Elementary


Co-Teaching in Practice - High School
Jim Laramee and Jessica Croson, Heide Trask High School




Q&A Panel

About the Speakers

Andrea Honigsfeld, Professor
Education Division, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Dr. Honigsfeld teaches graduate courses in cultural and linguistic diversity, linguistics, ESL Methodology and action research. She has published extensively on working with ELLs and learning-style preferences. She is also received the Research Achievement Award from Molloy College in 2009.

Maria Dove, Professor
Education Division, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Dr. Dove teaches pre-service and in-service teachers in the graduate education TESOL program. She has served as a mentor for new ESL teachers, and coaches both ESL and mainstream teachers on co-teaching strategies. She received the Outstanding ESL Educator Award for NYS TESOL in 2010.

Jim Laramee,
Heide Trask High School
Mr. Laramee has a BA in Spanish from University of Kentucky and certification in English as a Second Language (ESL). He has been teaching for 13 years, primarily at Heide Trask High School. Mr. Laramee has taught a range of classes including ESL, math competency, pull-out, inclusion, and co-teaching. His co-teaching experience includes Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, English 1 & 2, Algebra 1, Geometry, US History, and Civics.

Jessica Croson
, Heide Trask High School
Ms. Croson has a BS in Geology from University of North Carolina - Wilmington and an M.Ed. in Science Education. She also has National Board Certification. Ms. Croson has been a teacher at Heidi Trask High School for eleven years and taught Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Biology. Her co-teaching experience has been with Biology.

Amelia Siebold, Bradley Creek Elementary
Ms. Siebold graduated from UNCW in 1993 with a BA in Spanish and Teacher Certification K-12. Ms. Siebold has taught Spanish at Hoggard High School from 1993-1997. She then received an ESL Certification K-12 from NC State in 2000. Ms. Siebold went on to teach ESL at Pender High School from 2000-2002 and now currently teaches ESL at Bradley Creek Elementary, since 2007.

Parking Information

Park in the parking deck across the street from the front entrance of the Education Building. We will give you parking validation tickets on the day of the conference, which will cover your parking the day of the workshop. Handicap parking is available on the first level of the parking deck. The parking deck is highlighted in red and the Education building is in orange on the campus map.