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Here's a professional development tool that will help teachers and administrators address the needs of English language learners (ELLs). Use the DVD and the Facilitator's Guide to create workshops and presentations that inform teachers and other audiences of proven approaches.
In Part 1, give your school a common point of understanding English language learners and the various program models currently used. Visit four schools to explore how each model works in practice and hear experienced ELL educators explain the strengths of each.
Part 2 showcases teaching strategies that work well with ELL students. Throughout the video, teachers use their favorite ELL teaching strategies, discuss their approaches, and explain how these strategies work best in social studies, math, and science.
Part 3 helps educators at all levels explore the tough issues of assessing ELL students—including learning disabilities and practices for determining giftedness. Plus, experts explain how to encourage teachers to adopt ELL strategies and how ELL teachers can help content teachers who have ELL students in their classroom.
The accompanying Facilitator's Guide has agendas for two different workshops for each video in the series, plus all the handouts and overheads you need and a selection of articles you can duplicate and distribute to workshop participants.
(ASCD DVD, 2003) One DVD with a Facilitator's Guide.
Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision aren’t enough to effect change in schools. Unstuck offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn and pursue their own intellectual passions and talents—while also maintaining a healthy skepticism and reliance on data to make sure new approaches and ideas are working.