Module: 4.2.1 Knowing English Learners
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of the English Learner population, their various needs, and ways to learn more about their own English Learner population.
In this training, partcipants will:
- Strengthen their understanding of socio-emotional factors that affect English Learner achievement
- Learn about the different typologies of English Learners
- Begin exploring how to meet the needs of different English Learner populations
Participants will pair up to answer a self-reflection questions. This will prepare them to understand where they have points of connection with the experience of English Learners.
English Learner Student Profiles
Participants have a chance to reflect on an English Learner they know and think about what they know about her/him.
This activity introduces participants to the 9 most common socio-emotional factors that English Learners grapple with, which often affect achievement and participation in school.
Exploring English Learner Typologies
Through this activity, participants learn about 6 different English Learner Typologies.
Introducing Program Tools
Participants become familiar with the activities and tools that they will be taking back to their programs to implement with the rest of their staff in order to help them better understand and meet the needs of their EL population.
Training Length: 4 hours
Note: Includes 10 program booklets