It’s most certainly a challenge for you as the teacher to think about all your students, all their various needs, and how to keep them engaged each day so they can make the most of their time with you. I also know that our ESL teachers, our language specialists, have growing caseloads and can’t spend as much time with you or your shared students as we all would like. This leaves a good part of the heavy lifting of language and content in your hands and that’s a lot. So, here’s our promise. What you need is a simple plan, a step by step toolkit that you can use to address the needs of your English learners without creating hours more work. The best part is that following this plan and using the tools in this course will benefit ALL your students because, as you know, all of our students are learning the language of science and the language of math and the language of critical thinking for the first time with you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
After we address the challenges of teaching academic writing, you’ll learn best practices for helping your intermediate and advanced English learners thrive. Supportive resources throughout the course give you an arsenal of tools you can refer back to as your students continue to make progress with their writing. Contact email@example.com with questions.
No student is a native speaker of mathematics! Math is full of technical language and structures that add another layer to already challenging concepts. In this workshop, you will practice finding what language is needed to be successful in math along with routines and practices to develop that language throughout the day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Family engagement is increasingly being used as a strategy to support student achievement and to close opportunity gaps. Increase your knowledge of how to build rewarding relationships with your school community. Contact email@example.com with questions.