Which instructional and leadership practices are hurting or helping your students?
Join Ivannia Soto, Jamie Almanzan, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Margarita Calderon, Margo Gottlieb, Diane Stephens, Margaret Heritage, and more at the Equity and Academic Language Institute. Gain practical, research-based resources to help you enhance your leadership and instructional effectiveness with ELLs and diverse student populations.
Through linguistically and culturally responsive teaching practices, you will build a foundation to help students use the language associated with the academic language of school.
You will learn:
- Powerful classroom practices that lead to success for ELLs and underserved students
- Scaffolding strategies to help students use the language associated with the academic discourse of school subjects
- The importance of dispelling cultural biases and appreciating the assets of all student groups
- The essential components of academic language development (conversational discourse, vocabulary, syntax/grammar, and culture)
- Principles for culturally responsive teaching that can be tailored to your unique student population
- How to work collaboratively with parents and community members towards academic access and inclusion
- How to recognize barriers to equity in your school systems and respond to issues that arise in diverse environments
- How to empower students with lifelong skills that deepen relationships across differences and inspire them to be Youth Equity Stewards