Leadership Institute on English Language Learners: Aligning Theory, Policy, and Practice
School district leaders (e.g., superintendents, curriculum & instruction directors, English Language Learner program directors), state and local policymakers (e.g., SEA administrators, school board members), and teacher leaders/teacher educators (e.g., professional development directors; IHE preservice educators).
Kenji Hakuta, Professor, Stanford University School of Education
Guadalupe Valdés, Professor, Stanford University School of Education
Robert Linquanti, Project Director, WestEd
Every Thursday, March 25* — May 20, 2010 | 10:30 am — 12:00 pm PST (1:30 pm — 3:00 pm EST)
*Participation in the March 25 orientation is required. Participation in all eight content area live webinars is recommended, but if you are unable to attend a live session, you may view an archive of that session.
Special 20% discount available for groups of 5 or more.
This online institute will provide participants with practical ideas for improving local and state English Language Learner (ELL) educational policies, systems and practices.
Participants in this e-Institute will:
- Strengthen their understanding of foundational issues in the effective education of ELLs
- Explore established and emerging research evidence and practices on the most challenging areas facing educators and policymakers - ELLs’ linguistic development; academic growth and achievement; and assessment/accountability aimed at improving educator capacity and performance
- Engage with some of the country's leading ELL expert practitioners, applied researchers, policy consultants, technical assistance providers and professional developers to discuss cutting-edge approaches to addressing key challenges
- Leave with practical ideas that can inform the development of ELL master plans and school and district improvement plans
For more information about the content, please download the e-Institute syllabus.
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For an introduction to this technology, please watch and listen to the free, archived SchoolsMovingUp webinar, Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which features Robert Linquanti and Kenji Hakuta as presenters.
Your registration fee includes:
- A series of nine live presentations using online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with national experts
- One required orientation session to familiarize participants with the webinar format and technologies
- One Internet connection to the live series
- An online community of educators with which to share resources and discuss strategies
- An online filing cabinet with resources from the presenters
- A certificate of completion to be used for professional development
- Optional credit—earn 1 unit from Stanford University with the completion of an additional independent study project and $250 credit fee.
- At least five people from the same agency or organization, each using an individual login ID
- Each person in the group can use their own login and e-mail account to chat and interact with the presenters, and receive a certificate for professional development hours
- Cost: $600 per person
For questions about the e-Institute content or technology, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 302-4248.
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What is an e-Institute?
The e-Institute is a series of SchoolsMovingUp webinars or online interactive presentations that you can attend via your computer. Check your computer to see if your technology meets the requirements of this e-Institute.
"Lively and highly readable...teachers are presented as reflective practitioners, and their questions and concerns are evident throughout...many practical suggestions and examples...aimed at supporting English learners [but] equally valuable for all learners."
– Dr. Pauline Gibbons, best-selling author of Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning and English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking: Learning in the Challenge Zone