Effective English Literacy Instruction for English Learners
Diane August, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics; and Timothy Shanahan, Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present the research basis, guidelines, and examples of effective English literacy instruction for English learners.
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Diane August (Primary)
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Applied Linguistics
Timothy Shanahan (Primary)
Professor, Urban Education
University of Illinois, Chicago
SchoolsMovingUp is once again excited to bring you a webinar series focused on English language learners, with nationally recognized researchers and professional development providers speaking on topics covered in the recent publication from the California Department of Education, titled Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches. The presenters will review their respective chapters and the implications for educators and administrators. This timely series begins in October 2010 and runs through February 2011.
The first webinar in the series will feature Diane August, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics; and Timothy Shanahan, Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presenting the research basis for effective English literacy instruction for English learners. They will discuss guidelines for teaching literacy to English learners and will provide some examples of how schools and districts are utilizing these principles to implement effective English learner programs.
The other webinars in this series are listed below and on a flyer for this series. During our SchoolsMovingUp interactive webinars, participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the information being presented both with the presenters and with each other via the text chat.
This webinar series is brought to you by SchoolsMovingUp and sponsored by the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd in collaboration with the California Department of Education.
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This summary provides an accessible overview of English learner (EL) programs in California middle schools. Researchers from the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) program at WestEd surveyed middle schools in the California school districts with the highest concentrations of English learners. Excerpts from case study observations in a subset of schools provide context for the highlighted recommendations for change. This study finds that middle school EL programs are failing English learners and limiting their futures in profound ways.
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