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 3: Name and Capitalize Upon Relevant Expertise Within Collaborative Teams
Name and Capitalize Upon Relevant Expertise Within Collaborative Teams
The research has been clear and consistent for over 30 years—collaborative cultures in which teachers focus on improving their teaching practice, learn from each other, and are well led and supported by school principals result in better learning for students.
Why Share Expertise?
In an age of burgeoning EL demographics, increasingly rigorous student learning standards, and ever-tightening budgets, district-/school-based teams must identify and engage the full range of their collective expertise in order to facilitate student achievement. Educators must feel free to access the wide array of expertise and resources of their colleagues in order to expand their own capacity to meet the needs of ...