Schoolwide Plan for Increasing Academic Achievement for our English Learners

Wednesday February 10, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Workshop 2

The presentation will showcase how one urban elementary school addressed the urgent challenge of meeting the needs of its ELs by focusing on effective practices of instruction and ongoing PL. The shift of support for the school with over 65% ELs was to provide a framework for teaching and learning modeled after the SIOP strategies aimed at increasing oral proficiency and interaction. The session will show how the school leadership followed a logic model approach to address the needs of the students by using data from the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and academic achievement assessments from the state. The school conducted the weekly PL sessions before school in setting goals and improving instruction. Each Friday, a brief hands-on lesson was provided to the teachers that followed the strategies of the SIOP model. Teachers examined their current students’ data and were able to set reasonable goals for language growth.

classroom leaders
early childhood education