ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

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ELL Shadowing is a professional development experience that calls upon educators to monitor the educational experiences and opportunities for engagement of an ELL over the course of 3 - 4 hours – either in a single classroom or from class-to-class. Participants use a protocol to document the speaking, listening, reading, and writing opportunities for ELLs at 5-minute intervals over the Shadowing period. The Shadowing experience provides a method by which qualitative data on an ELLs opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing can be objectively collected. Moreover, it offers self-reflection for educators by which they begin to see how their instructional interactions affect student use of academic language. Most importantly, it has been shown to create a sense of urgency among educators to increase opportunities ...

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