New English Language Development and Common Core State Standards Institute Salinas Union High School District Pathways to Success: Long Term English Learner Program Design June 28, 2013
Introductions • Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah • Director of English Learner/ Migrant Education Programs • Gloria Loera • District Lead Instructional Coach • Alma Saucedo • EL Specialist/Lead Site Instructional Coach • Who is in the room?
Goal Prepare every English learner for college and career success!
Objective The objective of this workshop is to share practical details about the program structure with a focus on: • Accurate Student Placement • English Language Development Courses • Professional Development • Instructional Coaching • Student Performance Data
Research Guiding our Work • Reading Language Arts Framework 2007 • Secondary Courses Designed to Address the Language Needs and Academic Gaps of Long Term English Learners by Laurie Olsen • Reparable Harm by Laurie Olsen • Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches 2011 • Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach by Jim Knight • Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team by Dean Spalding and Gale Smith
Our Journey 2012-2013 Professional Development LTEL Courses Instructional Coaching Common Core Transition 2007-08 Focus on EL student achievement begins District Initiatives EL Master Plan Title III Plan
Think Pair Share How do you currently place your EL students in your school and/or district? What elements have we shared that you may be able to use at your school site and/or district?
Course Design • Core Replacement and Language Arts Developmental • Research • Selection of Instructional Materials • Proficiency Levels • Student Data • Teacher Input • Monitoring Implementation • Scope and Sequence/WRITE Institute
Think Pair Share What courses do you have that are designed to serve LTEL's? What elements have we shared that you may be able to use at your school site and/or district?
ELD Professional Development • DAY 1 TRAINING • PD on ELD research and instructional strategies • Teacher collaboration on curriculum and instructional strategies. • Training on writing genre. • DAY 2 TRAINING • Shared success with genre writing. • Score student essays. • Training on new writing genre. • DAY 3 TRAINING • PD on ELD research and instructional strategies • Teacher collaboration on curriculum and instructional strategies. • Training on writing genre. • DAY 4 TRAINING • Shared success with genre writing. • Score student essays. • Training on new writing genre.
District Wide Professional Development Professional Learning Communities Gradual Release of Responsibility and Constructing Meaning CM Facilitators and Presenters at each site CM provides on-going support for all CM facilitators and Presenters in the district District Wide Transition to the Common Core
Instructional Coaching A Look at Learning Framework • A Look at Learning: Focus on Teachers of English Learners • E.L. Specialists: • are trained as A.L.L. facilitators • E.L. Specialists target teachers of ELs at their site and conduct cycles of observations. • E.L. Specialists attend A.L.L. follow-up sessions and annual showcase. • Instructional Coaching: Focus on all Teachers • E.L. Specialists and additional Instructional Coaches: • are trained CM facilitators or presenters • support all teachers in implementing district initiatives (GRR/CM). • Provide (whole staff, small group and individual) need-based professional development • Conduct coaching/observation cycles, learning walks and lesson studies focusing on GRR/CM
Closure Activity Reflect: Think of one thing that you can take away and use at your site/in your district.
Thank You! Blanca Baltazar-Sabbah, Director of English Learner/ Migrant Education Programsblanca.email@example.comGloria Loera, District Lead Instructional Coach firstname.lastname@example.orgAlma Saucedo, E.L. Specialist/Lead Site Instructional Coachalma.email@example.com