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1 PROJECT SPELL Sustainable Practices for English Language Learners Western Oregon University with Salem-Keizer School District & Woodburn School District

2 Grant funds  National Professional Development Program  US Dept of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition  Approximately 2 million dollars for 5 years

3 Project Components  ESOL and ESOL/Bilingual endorsement for in-service teachers  Focus on STEM areas  Coaching  Professional Learning Communities and Action Research  Yearly ESOL/STEM conference in the Spring  Placement of WOU pre-service teachers completing ESOL and ESOL/Bilingual endorsement in participants’ classrooms

4 Salem-Keizer Coursework Cohort 1: 20 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 2: 20 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 3: 20 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 4: 20 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 5: 20 teachers

5 Woodburn Year 1: PlanningCoursework STEM Conference Cohort 1: 10 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 2: 10 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference PLCs; Action Research; Mentoring of Pre- service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 3: 10 teachers Coaching; Mentoring of Pre-service Ts; STEM Conference Coursework STEM Conference Cohort 4: 10 teachers

6 ESOL and ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement  Courses offered on site  Courses condensed in an intensive 12-month program  Teachers’ needs, local school realities embedded into course assignments, readings, and discussions  Infusion of STEM content

7 Coaching  Self-assessment and critical reflection  Practice refinement based on assessment of student learning  Focus on STEM content areas  Strategies: modeling of research-based methods, video studies, lesson/unit planning sessions, effective observations/providing constructive feedback  Emphasis on data-driven decision-making  Pre-service teachers placed in classrooms benefit from coaching

8 PLCs and Action Research  Focus on STEM content areas  Teachers identify current level of student performance, establish goals to improve current level, work together to reach goals, evaluate results  Emphasis on data-driven decision-making  Teachers conduct action research  Pre-service teachers placed in classrooms benefit from PLCs

9 Spring ESOL/STEM Conference  Culminating activity each year: conference held on WOU campus  Salem-Keizer and Woodburn participants attend  WOU pre-service teachers also attend  STEM workshops  ESOL topics identified by participants  Poster presentations of action research projects

10 Impact  140 in-service teachers  160 pre-service teachers  Potential to reach almost 20% of ELLs in Oregon


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