EAL Empowerment and Inclusion
Professional Learning


Day 1

Actividad 1:
la Chemin de l'EMPATHIe

Strategy scaffold:
COLOs
Appropriate speech and gestures
Graphic Organizer
Paraphrase / Translation and Translanguaging Instructions
Sentence frames (builds, leads to, sparks...)
Co-teacher supporting in scaffolded L1


Activity 2:
We're All in This Together: Poster Presentation

Content Objectives (CO):
Identify the pulse of the community with respect to EAL population and strategies for teaching
Build empathy for the needs of both teachers and students
Language Objectives (LO):
Discuss, create, & share a mind map about the most challenging aspects of teaching EAL students
Summarize a common theme at bottom of the mind map
Identify modeled strategies used in this activity
Present Poster


Activity 3:
Who are Inspire Citizens

Judy's EAL Journal

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What are the strategies to make all EAL learners successful in any learning environment?

 

Co-teaching as an identity:
How did Aaron and Steve utilize co-planning, co-teaching, and interdisciplinary opportunities more effectively?  How can we at BWYA?


Activity 4:
Sheltered Instruction Balloon Debate

CO: 
Experience and better understand a research-based sheltered instruction framework by back mapping from the SIOP observation protocol.
LO: 
Agree, disagree, state, and justify on which of the components is most valuable to quality EAL instruction (justify your component and delegitimize a weaker component)

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Activity 5:
Escape the Mirage:
Creating a Culture Of Professional Learning

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How can we discuss strategies with our colleagues to create a non-threatening professional learning culture?

Speaking: Practicing talking to each other: Modeling critical friends around looks
Writing: Annotate and rate (Hensen and Chen)
Reading: Individual (sheltered instruction background), partner read, small group read of two scenarios
Listening: Critical Friends Protocol (always start with celebrations, follow with 2-3 suggestions)


Activity 6:
Lesson Preparation Workshop 
Reflect, review, and assess the morning

Great tech tools for formative assessment:
Padlet
Kahoot
Quizlet
Let's Recap
Poll Everywhere
FlipGrid

 


Teacher-Centered Project-Based Workshop 

DAYS 2 & 3

Goal:
DESIGN / CREATE / EVALUATE
 

Create a video reflection that answers the following questions:

Have I included all of the aspects of the planner in my video?

Have I described how my strategies, SWRL, vocabulary identification, assessment, and class design will support language growth?

Have I identified a goal for my first month related to my EAL students?

Have I identified a potential PLC (professional learning community) group or partner?
 


Review and Activating Prior Knowledge:
Strategy Circle Mosh Pit

What strategies fit your teaching style the most? How?

What strategy do you want to immediately implement in your classroom? Why?

Which strategies do you still want to learn more about?


Content Objectives


Language Objectives

 

 MYP Command Terms - "OUR BWYA Ladder"

MYP Command Terms

 

"Language Proficiency necessary to get to the next rung"

-- What Can you Do? (how you are getting students to the HIgher rungs of argument, analysis, and discussion?)

-- "Level up the Language" --> Your language Objective(s) help students level up their Depth of explanation

 

 

Extension TOolbox!
GENERAL ShortCUTS FOR Crafting Language objectives

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Vocabulary Flash



Strategies: Top 10 Lists


Review and Assessment:
How do you know if they grow?
How do you know if you have flow?

EAL Instruction Parody Songs and Raps: What's Crucial?

 

CO:
Review, understand, and apply the instructional components and key elements of EAL instruction

LO: 
Create lyrics for a 30-second hip hop song / parody song that captures your most important learning thus far


Down the Rabbit Hole of Formative Assessment

15 Top Strategies
22 Easy Formative Assessments
10 Innovative Formative Assessments

What, when, and how are you reviewing content objectives?
What, when, and how are you monitoring language proficiency? 

 



Co-Teaching and Classroom Design
 

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Exit Video

Goal:
DESIGN / CREATE / EVALUATE
 

Create a video reflection that answers the following questions:

Have I included all of the aspects of the planner in my video?

Have I described how my strategies, SWRL, vocabulary identification, assessment, and class design will support language growth?

Have I identified a goal for my first month related to my EAL students?

Have I identified a potential PLC (professional learning community) group or partner?

 

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steve@inspirecitizens.org
Twitter: @inspirecitizen1

aaronmoniz17@gmail.com
Twitter: @INSPIRECITIZEN2