EAL Empowerment and Inclusion
Day 1: AM
la Chemin de l'EMPATHIe
Appropriate speech and gestures
Paraphrase / Translation and Translanguaging Instructions
Sentence frames (builds, leads to, sparks...)
Co-teacher supporting in scaffolded L1
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
Who are Inspire Citizens?
Judy's EAL Journal
What are the strategies to make all EAL learners successful in any learning environment?
Co-teaching as an identity:
How can we utilize co-planning, co-teaching, and interdisciplinary opportunities more effectively?
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)
Escape the Mirage:
Creating a Culture Of Professional Learning
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)
Lesson Preparation Workshop
Reflect, review, and assess the morning
Social Impact Lunch
EAL EMPOWERMENT: Next Steps
Practice and Application
Pre-Assessment: Assessing Background Knowledge
Activating Prior Knowledge
Explicit Sharing of today's objectives
Identify one subject area to practice, apply, and reflect on the use of the strategies and planner
Use the IC EAL planner to create a lesson(s) for week one
Establish a personal professional learning goal connected to the EAL training
Extension: Create a PLC to "escape the mirage" and spark the culture shift at RAS
Read and explore a course to best practice your EAL professional learning
Write and describe your intentional EAL teaching strategies for the week one lesson
State and justify a professional learning goal that impacts EAL learning and the RAS community
Extension: Begin a PLC by conversing with a team to begin next steps and maintenance
Activity 3: Personal Pre-Assessment & Goal Setting
How do you know where you arE?
WTF Standards Moment
Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Choose Your Own Adventure
1. Choose your focus subject area
2. Open your first unit and/or standards
3. Choose a lesson around the beginning of your first unit
4. Refine your standard using clear command terms linked to a lesson activity (the what)
5. Write your first content objective in your ICEAL planner
6. Check in with a peer for feedback and/or your co-facilitators (co-plan/co-assess)
Activity 6: Crafting Language objectives
"Successful experiences with speaking, writing, reading, and listening (SWRL) are critical to a child becoming a successful student"
Activity 7: Four Square Stations
STRATEGY and SWRL Stratego
1. Create a 4 square on the back of your planner
2. Rotate stations and
3. Summarize the strategy and find three strategies you could use it in your classroom
4. Apply strategies to your ICEAL Planner
5. Make the strategies and the classroom come to life with SWRL
6. Musical chairs
How do you know if they grow?
How do You know if you have flow?
Review, understand, and apply the instructional components and key elements of EAL instruction
Create lyrics for a 30-second hip hop song that captures key info and summarizes the framework
Expressively present the rap
Co-teaching and Classroom Design
Walk us through your planner
Identify one PLC goal
Justify why that positive PLC goal will have a positive impact on your teaching and student learning