Presentation on theme: "Professional Development to Address the Needs of English Language Learners Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. Molloy College."— Presentation transcript:
Professional Development to Address the Needs of English Language Learners Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. Molloy College
2 What do teachers need to work effectively with ELLs? (Rojas, 2001) SLA Cross-cultural Understanding Scientifically based strategies
3 Understand childhood bilingualism, BICS vs. CALP Develop empathy toward the 21st century immigrant experience and build cross-cultural competence (Differentiate between the needs of immigrant children and children of immigrants) Design and implement common core-aligned, rigorous curriculum collaboratively (Mainstream and ESL Teachers) Utilize research-based instructional strategies (Questioning) Help ELLs get ready for high stakes tests while maintaining realistic expectations for all
4 Professional Development Model Multi-year, comprehensive approach Ongoing and sustained Team approach to PD The Molloy Team Provide initial training Facilitate collegial circles Help establish peer support and ongoing coaching
15 Standardized Test Preparation A = Accommodations (NYS) B = Best Practices in ESL/Bilingual Ed C = Collaboration among teachers D = Daily routine E = Expectations (Must be realistic, but rigorous)
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