Use this six-part strategy for measurable, cross-curricular EL achievement! How can districts and schools successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities? This thoroughly researched book provides concrete answers. You’ll find practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs. Clear tables and templates, essays, expert research, and real-life teacher and parent stories illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results. Using the authors’ six-part ENGAGE Model, you’ll learn to: • Establish a shared vision for serving ELs • Name the expertise to utilize within collaborative teams • Gather and analyze EL-specific data • Align standards-based assessments and grading to ELs’ linguistic and content development • Ground standards-based instruction in both content and language development • Examine results to inform next steps Use this groundbreaking guide to accelerate progress and ensure effective instruction for all ELs! “Learning requires attention, engagement, and quality instruction. This book provides all three necessary components in one place; a model that teachers can use to ensure that their English learners achieve.” -Douglas Fisher San Diego State University “This book should be a mandatory must read for all educators as we continue to serve our diverse student populations and strive to ensure we are honestly reaching academic achievement for each and every student!” -Michele R. Dean Coordinator,Ventura Unified School District
Chapter 1: The ENGAGE Model
The ENGAGE Model
An effective driver is a policy (and related strategies) that actually produces better results across the system. An effective driver is not something that sounds plausible; it is not something that can be justified by a cavalier (as distinct from a carefully considered) reference to research. Nor is it an urgent goal (such as moral purpose); rather, drivers that are effective generate a concerted and accelerating force for progress toward the goals of reform. An effective driver is one that achieves better measurable results with students.
Fullan sums up what many individual teachers already know; their isolated efforts on behalf of English learners (ELs) cannot result in significant increases in student achievement unless driven by policies and ...