Leading in high English learner enrollment schools         

A leadership development program in equitable

EL-centered school improvement

In this 5 hour session, participants will clarify how the roles of the ESOL teacher and general educator coalesce to create a shared vision for an equitable school wide ELD model.  In a high EL enrollment school, a sustained focus on a school's equitable school wide ELD model through the continuous improvement cycle eliminates variance and enhances school improvement efforts.

Objectives

  • Define ELD instruction and the role of the EL teacher
  • Envision an equitable school wide approach to ELD centered on collaboration between EL teachers and general education teachers
  • Use a gap analysis protocol to create a shared vision of an equitable school wide ELD model
  • Explore utilizing EL staffing to create equitable conditions for ELs
  • Obtain feedback from staff on the ELD model and use it to support continuous improvement

OPTIONS FOR TAKING THIS SESSION

Self-paced asynchronous course: CLICK HERE  

In-person professional learning for teams:  CLICK HERE  

(Note: In person option includes access to the Leading for School Improvement internal Google site that contains all electronic templates needed to support this leadership journey.)

Objectives

  • Explore federal, state, and local accountability requirements for ELs
  • Understand how to set and monitor formative and summative SMART goals in English language proficiency (ELP)
  • Create an action plan aligned to the ELP SMART goal
  • Describe the characteristics of PLCs and the foundation for leading grade level and department PLCs
  • Describe how PLCs implement and monitor grade level action plans

OPTIONS FOR TAKING THIS SESSION

Self-paced asynchronous course: CLICK HERE

In-person professional learning for teams:  CLICK HERE 

(Note: In person option includes access to the Leading for School Improvement internal Google site that contains all electronic templates needed to support this leadership journey.)

Strategic planning with English learners in mind is central to achieving school improvement goals, yet many schools overlook the need for an explicit focus on English language development.  In this session, participants will learn how to develop an EL-centered strategic plan to support the implementation of an equitable school wide ELD model.

The key to achieving school improvement goals is to ensure high quality, job-embedded professional learning aligned to school improvement priorities.  In this session, participants will create a professional development plan aligned to EL-centered SMART goals and aligned action plans.  Participants will also learn how to initiate a teacher led improvement journey by empowering teachers to work in professional development project teams. 

Objectives

  • Understand the impact of establishing a teacher led school improvement journey to support school wide ELD
  • Develop a PD Plan aligned to SMART goals and aligned action plans
  • Create a project charter to organize teachers into project teams that develop high quality PD aligned to school improvement priorities
  • Explore a backwards design approach to identifying professional learning outcomes to support SMART goals and action plans
  • Use feedback on professional learning sessions to support continuous improvement efforts

OPTIONS FOR TAKING THIS SESSION

Self-paced asynchronous course: CLICK HERE

In-person professional learning for teams:  CLICK HERE 

(Note: In person option includes access to the Leading for School Improvement internal Google site that contains all electronic templates needed to support this leadership journey.)

Whether schools and districts continue distance learning, resume in-person instruction or adopt a hybrid approach, variance in a school's English language development program could be silently thwarting school improvement efforts.  This variance is fueled by the failure of school and district leaders to envision how the roles of EL teachers and general educators coalesce to create equitable school wide conditions for all students to learn grade level content and academic English simultaneously.

Participants in this leadership development program will learn how to implement an EL-centered leadership approach to school improvement that consists of the following elements: an equitable school wide ELD model; SMART goals in literacy, math, & language and aligned action plans for each goal; collaboration in professional learning communities; and teacher led professional development.

 

After completing this 15 hour program, participants will be able to:

  • Lead transformative change to create a shared vision of an equitable ELD model
  • Create, implement and monitor an equitable EL-centered school improvement plan
  • Lead to create a culture of teacher led professional development and school improvement