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How to Use the Content Standards : An Introductory Training Module. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup Maryland Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup Coordinator: Peggy Seufert Module Design: Michelle Wichman, Frederick County Adult Education. Caroline County

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how to use the content standards an introductory training module

How to Use the Content Standards: An Introductory Training Module

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup

Maryland Adult ESL/ESOL Workgroup Coordinator: Peggy Seufert

Module Design: Michelle Wichman, Frederick County Adult Education

Training Guide Session I

msde esl esol workgroup 2000 2001
Caroline County

Frederick County

Howard Community College

Montgomery County

Prince George’s County

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Washington County

Wicomico County

DLLR Program ESL Standards

I Program Management and Leadership

II Recruitment, Orientation, Intake

III Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction

IV Retention, Transition, Support Service

V Professional Development

MSDE ESL/ESOL Workgroup 2000-2001
what are content standards
What are Content Standards?

What do they mean for programs and instructors?

Think, Pair, Share

content standards
Content Standards

A framework that serves as the foundation for developing curriculum, lessons, and individualization.

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what are the top five reasons for content standards think write pair share

Top Five

What are the top five reasons for content standards?

Think-Write-Pair-Share

purpose of the content standards
Purpose of the Content Standards
  • Ensure consistency
  • Assist in meeting state performance measures
  • Link assessment to curriculum and instruction
  • Orient new instructors
  • Serve as reference for experienced teachers
language skills
Language Skills
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

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nrs educational functioning level descriptors
NRS Educational Functioning Level Descriptors
  • ESL Literacy
  • Low Beginning ESL
  • High Beginning ESL
  • Low Intermediate ESL
  • High Intermediate ESL
  • Advanced ESL Literacy

Paints a picture of learner’s skills in the

workplace and in social settings

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content area skills
Content Area Skills
  • Competencies
  • Cultural Notes
  • Workplace Skills
  • Technology Skills
  • Metacognitive Skills

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utilizing the content standards
Utilizing the Content Standards

Assessment

Curriculum

Instruction

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Assessment

Assessment

Formal Assessment

Class Profile

Needs Assessment

Curriculum

Instruction

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Curriculum

Assessment

Instruction

  • Unit Plans
  • Informal and Formal
  • Assessments
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Learning Activities and
  • Resources
  • Assessment
  • Lesson Plans
  • Motivation
  • Presentation
  • Practice
  • Application
  • Assessment
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Instruction

Whole group

One-on-one

Small group

Curriculum

Assessment

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From Content Standards to Instruction...

Context: sharing personal information

At the low beginning level:

  • Produce simple statements in familiar situations. (l&s)
  • Complete short, simplified forms…(w)
  • Recognize alternate forms of basic information words…(r)

At the high intermediate level:

  • Ask and answer questions(l&s)
  • Complete authentic forms…(w)
  • Follow specific written directions to perform an activity. (r)

What is the learner’s goal?

student information
Student Information
  • Lorena B.
  • In the U.S. for one month
  • Practiced law in Mexico
  • Has a seven-year-old child
  • High Beginning
  • CASAS (L51) score: 196
  • Reading/writing skills are higher than listening/speaking
  • Goals (long term): attend college in the U.S.

(short term): deal with child’s teachers, school work

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student information1
Student Information
  • Jose S.
  • In the U.S. for one year
  • Employed at Pizza Mart
  • Completed 7th grade in Mexico
  • Has a two-year-old child
  • High Intermediate
  • CASAS (L55) score: 219
  • Listening/speaking skills are higher than reading/writing
  • Goals (long term): take the GED test, employment advancement

(short term): communicate better at work

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A Closer Look at the Standards

Defining Standards and Putting the Standards into Action

the maryland esl content standards
The Maryland ESL Content Standards
  • Introductory Training Module
  • Content Standards by Level
  • Content Standards by Skill
  • Content Areas
    • Competencies
    • Cultural Notes
    • Workplace Skills
    • Technology Skills
    • Metacognitive Skills
  • Instructional Resources

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