Power of Collaboration: Supporting Teachers of Multilingual Learners
The session is of special interest to anyone involved in the professional development of classroom teachers of ELs. Teachers with Multilingual Learners (MLs) in mainstream classrooms require continuous professional support. This session demonstrates how and why research-based models of EL coaching are applied in practice by analyzing real-life case studies. We discuss key principles and practical models of how districts can establish and develop their ML coaching programs and share experience and resources created and collected over the years. Equity for MLs is conceived as the main purpose of implementing ML coaching and is viewed through a multicultural lens.
Dr. Svetlana Nuss teaches an online graduate-level teacher education program in Bilingual Education and TESOL Certification with years of experience as a K-12 EL instructional coach. Svetlana serves on the State of Alaska EL Stakeholder Advisory group. In 2021, Dr. Nuss was appointed by the State of Alaska to represent the state at WIDA's Board, where she later led the LEA Advisory Committee. A published author, Svetlana is passionate about equitable education for every child. Her background and research interests are in applied linguistics.