This training is best described as a three-session boot camp for teachers, instructional support staff and leadership who wish to develop or build on their ESOL knowledge base and improve their instructional practices to better meet the needs of English Learners. It was developed in response to districts concerned about supporting and developing effective instructional practices with teachers facing challenges when instructing English Learners in content areas.
-Day 1 of 3: ESOL Programming 101 & Key Elements of Instructing English Learners
-Day 2 of 3: Key Principles & Essential elements of Instruction with ELs: Effective Methods & Strategies for Making Learning More Accessible for English Learners
-Day 3 of 3: Second Language Acquisition, Social Language vs. Academic & Using the ELP Standards
The overall aim of the comprehensive training is to build capacity in teachers to provide meaningful access and learning experiences for all learners and the instructional leaders supporting those teachers. While the training was designed with improving outcomes for English Learners in mind, a significant portion of the content taught and techniques demonstrated will benefit all students in our classrooms.
Participants will learn about:
• Designing lessons to be more comprehensible for English Learners despite the language barrier
• Methods for delivering content that help students access and participate in the learning
• Connecting ELPA data, ELP Standards, and Achievement Level Descriptors to inform decisions about
grouping, learning targets and design differentiation.
• Anticipating linguistic demands to plan effective sc