• Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs Strengths
  • Session Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELs
  • Session Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching
  • Session Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal Obligations
  • Session Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDA
  • Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School Game
  • Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My Learning
  • Session Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My Learning
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  • LA 4.3: Exploring Learning about EL Myths and Realities

    Discussing Homework Reading


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Understand and apply knowledge of how cultural identities impact language learning and school success by creating an environment that is inclusive of all students.   

    Assessment: 25pts.

    TA: 15 Minutes

    Teachers can identify the multiple factors impacting the school experience of language minority students, includingcognitive/academic, social/affective and linguistic development issues.

    Having extensively explored the Inclusive Pedagogy characteristic of collaboration, students are positioned to begin exploring the characteristics of guiding principles and essential policy. In preparation for the next session, students read about principles of second language acquisition and the identification and assessment of language minority students.


    1. Use your notes from the charts you filled in based on the readings in HW 3.2. Share with your group a shift in your thinking based on your reading or the greatest surprise concerning the myths and realities of ELs. 
    2. Consider how you might advocate for ELs in your teaching or in your school. 
    3. Be prepared to share a group insight, advocacy stance, or learning with the class.

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