Fall Webinar Series for K-6 Teachers - Part IICritical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning.
Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning
In this moment of distance learning during a pandemic, teachers must prioritize the needs of English learners. The Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning are the foundation for planning whether in a hybrid or distance learning environment. Teachers will learn about ways to develop an asset-oriented lens, be prepared to provide a responsive and relevant instructional approach based on the key understandings that underpin language development. Strategies will be shared to bring the Critical Conditions to life in the classroom. Teachers will come away with resources, strategies, and tools to support English learners and their families.
To be delivered by:
2 synchronous and 1 hour asynchronous
One 2 hour webinar with some pre and post work
Classroom teachers (all)
|EL RISE! Outcomes||Addressed in Webinar|
|Build basic awareness about the EL Roadmap||No|
|Increase knowledge of the ELR and implications for multiple roles at County and LEA level (teachers, site and district administrators, COE staff, others)||No|
|Increase skills and strategies for implementing research-based practices to enact ELR||Yes|
|Create ELR-aligned local policies (EL Master Plans, LCAPs, etc.)||No|
|Strengthen system mechanisms and conditions that support addressing EL student needs (e.g., data systems, PL Plans and processes to focus on EL progress)||No|
Focus on the English Learner Roadmap:
Principle 1: Which aspects?
A. Language and Culture as Assets
Culturally responsive curriculum
Culturally responsive instruction
Support development of proficiency in multiple languages
D. Family and School Partnerships
Principle 2: Which aspects?
A. Integrated and Designated English Language Development (ELD)
Subject matter learning
Integrated ELD throughout curriculum
B. Intellectually Rich, Standards Based Curriculum
Rich scaffolded curriculum
E. Use of Students' Home Language
Home language means to access subject matter
Foundation for developing English
Principle 3: Which aspects?
Provide clear goals and commitments to ELs
Principle 4: Which aspects?
Major tools and resources to be developed for use in this offering:
- Critical Conditions for English Learners in Distance Learning (CCELDL) (foundational document)
- Links in document to videos, tools, templates, write ups of strategies