Fall Webinar Series for K-6 Teachers - Part IWelcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Classrooms for English Learners.
Welcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Classrooms for English Learners
Creating and nurturing an inclusive, affirming classroom community is a central priority for educational equity and access for English learners, made even more critical and urgent in a pandemic climate where social isolation, economic crisis, and racial injustice have intensified. It is imperative that even from a distance teachers strengthen and maintain caring relationships, affirming virtual spaces that are proactively inclusive and welcoming, and that they utilize culturally sustaining pedagogy and curricula. In this webinar teachers will learn specific strategies that improve self and social awareness, create calming and affirming environments, and that elicit student voice and family assets so that their intersectional identities are celebrated and valued.
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: Asset-oriented, needs-responsive: languages and culture ELs bring are assets and important contributions to the learning community; curriculum is culturally sustaining; instruction is responsive to EL student characteristics and experiences; school climate is affirming, inclusive and safe; family and school partnerships are are valued and built; Students are known and identities are supported; socioemotional health and well being is critical.
Principle 2: Which aspects
Principle 3: Which aspects?
Principle 4: Which aspects?
Major tools and resources to be developed for use in this offering:
Professional development webinar/interactive meeting.