Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School
The Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide is designed to assist teacher teams in applying the evidence-based strategies in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School educator's practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The practice guide provides recommendations that address what works for English learners during reading and content area instruction.
The facilitator's guide employs a five-step cycle that encourages professional learning communities to debrief, define, explore, experiment, and reflect and plan. It aims to help educators develop a working knowledge of some of the best practices in the English learner practice guide through analysis of teaching vignettes and other activities. Included in the toolkit of materials are 31 handouts and a series of 23 videos explaining the recommendations and showing teachers putting them into practice at three grade levels.