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1 New Successes – New Standards for English Learners March 22, 2014 TNTESOL Jan Lanier

2 TN has adopted World Class Instructional Design Assessment (WIDA) Standards  Used by 34 states and 2 territories  Have research to back standards  2012 Amplified standards correspond to Common Core State Standards(CCSS)  Can be viewed at  Many elements of support through WIDA 10/22/20142

3 Old Standards  Are focused on English language acquisition  More difficult for teachers to use  Lengthy  Do not correspond to CCSS or NGSS  Have not been revised since /22/20143

4 New Standards  Are focused on academics  Built around Can-Do Descriptors  Short and concise  Easily blended with CCSS academic and NGSS standards  Correspond to CCSS and NGSS 10/22/20144

5 WIDA’s CAN DO philosophy is visible in the company’s research. WIDA’s ongoing research focuses on five main areas of inquiry : 1.alignment, 2.the relationship between academic language proficiency and academic achievement, 3.classroom implementation of standards, 4.teacher development, 5.and policy guidance. 10/22/20145

6 5 Basic WIDA Standards 1.English language learners communicate for Social and Instructional purposes within the school setting. 2.English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. 3.English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Mathematics. 4.English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science. 5.English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies. 10/22/20146

7 The 4 interwoven domains in each lesson plan  Reading  Writing  Listening  Speaking 10/22/20147

8 Verbs to use  Verbs that require an action  Verbs that can be measured  Verbs that relate to the subject or academic area 10/22/20148

9 Levels for WIDA  1 = Entering  2 = Emerging  3 = Developing  4 = Expanding  5 = Bridging  6 = Reaching 10/22/20149

10 New academic growth for ELs  Closing the achievement gap  Teaching to academic standards  Scaffolding for success; taking down the scaffolds  Focus on discourse, not vocabulary  Focus on concepts, not discrete points of language 10/22/201410

11 Let’s visit  Walk through of items available  Walk through of can-do descriptors  Walk through of the RTI 2 planning form 10/22/201411

12 Let’s look at the template for planning 10/22/201412

13 Questions???   (615) /22/201413

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