About the Course
All learners, including those learning English as their second language, can be successful with grade-level math and ELA/literacy content aligned to college- and career-ready standards. Our English Language Learners (ELLs) deserve the same high expectations and the same high-quality content as their peers. And they’re ready for it--they just need the right support. Strategic scaffolds and adaptations can allow ELLs to access powerful, interesting academic content that will not only set them up for success later in their academic careers, but also help them love learning! This mini-course will focus on how to bring these scaffolds and adaptations to life in the classroom.
Who should attend: • K-5 classroom teachers, coaches, school leaders, and anyone supporting K-5 teachers working with ELLs• You can sign up individually, with a coworkers, or you can sign up as a cohort of up to 12 people in your setting.
The logistics: • Dates: January 8, 2019--February 26, 2019 (8 weeks)• Time commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per week (Includes online learning, time for “homework,” and discussion.)
Structure: This will be a virtual learning format consisting of a mix of: • Live webinars• At-home (on-demand learning) and videos• Opportunities to practice what you’re learning through hands-on applications• Cohort-based work (feedback, sharing, and discussion) that allows you to build a support community
Why should you register? • Access to dozens of free resources, guidance documents, and ELL-adapted content you can use right away• Certificate of completion• Possible opportunities for work with Student Achievement Partners on future ELL projects