On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, join AIR for a free webinar on resources to assist professional learning communities in building their knowledge of evidence-based strategies to support English learners.
The webinar will provide an overview of the Professional Learning Communities Facilitator’s Guide developed for use with the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. (Both resources are available at no charge online.)
The facilitator’s guide employs a five-step cycle that encourages professional learning communities to debrief, define, explore, experiment, and reflect and plan. The guide introduces research-based concepts for teaching English learners over the course of several sessions, supplemented with activities, readings, handouts, and a series of 23 videos.
Welcome and Speaker Introductions
Dalia Zabala, Ed.M., English Learners Alliance Liaison, REL Southwest Professional Learning Community
Resources to Support English Learners
Joan Morris, Teacher (Retired), Professional Learning Communities Facilitator’s Guide Coauthor, and EL Learner Practice Guide Panel Member
Activity: Using Graphic Organizers to Anchor Instruction
Video: Using Graphic Organizers in Writing, Fourth Grade Class
Jackie Burniske, Dissemination Director, REL Southwest
Questions and Discussion
Facilitated by Jackie Burniske
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