Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs

Creating Linguistically and Culturally Responsive K-12 Schools

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Author: Sonia W. Soltero

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325029221

Category: Education

Page: 228

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"Powerful examples from real schools, students, and their families provide a background for the research-based and theoretically sound suggestions Soltero provides to help teachers and administrators implement best practices with their second language students." -David and Yvonne Freeman, authors of Between Worlds, Third Edition The make-up of students in K-12 classrooms across the U.S. have become increasingly diverse and a multi-pronged and multi-level approach is needed to address the education challenges faced by today's ELLs, their teachers, and the school leaders who guide them. Sonia Soltero can help with: real-life examples of students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community organizers that illustrate schoolwide challenges and successes identification of 9 common myths surrounding second language acquisition and best practices for overcoming them schoolwide curricular planning and program design for a holistic and integrative approach including needs assessment and implementation effective classroom instruction and learning practices that best help ELLs' develop strong foundations in language, literacy, and content learning leadership and advocacy recommendations to improve ELL educational equity and access. A shared schoolwide responsibility for educating ELLs directly contributes to their academic success or failure. Take the necessary steps to better serve ELLs in your school with Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs.

Promoting Global Literacy Skills through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning

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Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466663480

Category: Education

Page: 347

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The increasing internationalization of today’s classrooms calls for learning institutions to prepare students for success in an interdependent and technologically-advanced world. Faculty who are competent in multiple 21st century skills are best equipped to engage students in curricula that are relevant, transformative, and engaging across content areas and cultures. Promoting Global Literacy Skills through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning examines the function and role of globalization in 21st century teaching and learning, especially in light of technology integration and the need to prepare and empower global educators and global citizens respectively. Covering topics that range from social networking in linguistics to software used in engineering curricula, this premier reference work will be relevant to academicians, researchers, students, librarians, practitioners, professionals, and engineers.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

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Author: Amy J. Heineke,Jay McTighe

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416626123

Category: Education

Page: 298

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How can today’s teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning—simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by adding a lens on language to the widely used Understanding by Design® framework (UbD® framework) for curriculum design, which emphasizes teaching for understanding, not rote memorization. Readers will learn * the components of the UbD framework; * the fundamentals of language and language development; * how to use diversity as a valuable resource for instruction by gathering information about students’ background knowledge from home, community, and school; * how to design units and lessons that integrate language development with content learning in the form of essential knowledge and skills; and * how to assess in ways that enable language learners to reveal their academic knowledge. Student profiles, real-life classroom scenarios, and sample units and lessons provide compelling examples of how teachers in all grade levels and content areas use the UbD framework in their culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Combining these practical examples with findings from an extensive research base, the authors deliver a useful and authoritative guide for reaching the overarching goal: ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction.

Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education

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Author: Crosby, Cathryn,Brockmeier, Frederick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508724

Category: Education

Page: 330

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Education in the 21st century has been tasked with preparing students to begin the journey towards a place in their communities in which they feel fulfilled and autonomous. Service learning is one way to introduce students to careers and knowledge that will prepare them for a successful life. Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education examines the many ways in which community engagement is carried out in all educational settings, from K-12 to higher education. This publication is unique in its mission to examine these topics from a holistic perspective. From online education to volunteer organizations, this book gives educators, administrators, community volunteers, and students a window into the successful deployment of such programs to prepare students for a global society.

Literacies

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Author: Mary Kalantzis,Bill Cope,Eveline Chan,Leanne Dalley-Trim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316791068

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.

Innovation in the Schoolhouse

Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education

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Author: Jack Leonard

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475802919

Category: Education

Page: 198

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The goal of this book is not just better leaders, but educational organizations that are entrepreneurial in nature. The author offers practical advice to educational leaders, from teachers to principals to superintendents, on practical steps toward a more innovative organization.

Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher

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Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780876284346

Category: Education

Page: 384

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This practical, hands-on resource is packed with tested tips, techniques, tools, and activities such as "27 Power-Packed Time-Management Tips for Students," "Monitoring On the Run: 20 Quick Techniques," "Missing Work Reminder List," and "50 Sponge Activities to Keep Students Engaged in Learning All Period Long." Includes over 50 ready-to-use-or-adapt forms, checklists and letters.

English: An Essential Grammar

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Author: Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English. In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling variants. Features include: discussion of points that often cause problems guidance on sentence building and composition practical spelling guidelines explanation of grammatical terms a set of exercises at the end of each chapter appendix of irregular verbs. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential Grammar will help you read, speak and write English with greater confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their knowledge of English grammar. Gerald Nelson is Professor in the English Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Theory, Research, and Practice

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Author: Geneva Gay

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777670X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today’s diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students’ own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses. A Choice Magazine recommended title. “Inspiring! A book every teacher should read. As one of the founders of the field of multicultural education, Gay has updated her exceptional resource for teachers.” —Valerie Ooka Pang, San Diego State University “Gay clearly explains how culturally responsive teaching can be used to dramatically influence the academic achievement of students of color and other marginalized students.” —Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin at Madison (of previous edition) “A comprehensive account of the important role that culture plays in the teaching and learning process.” —Urban Education (of previous edition)

Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities

Toward Civic Responsibility

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Author: William F. Tate

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442204680

Category: Education

Page: 552

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This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives provide the strengths and problems in our communities. Research in this presidential volume provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments to inform understandings of civic problems and possible solutions.

Making Classroom Assessment Work

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Author: Anne Davies

Publisher: Solution Tree

ISBN: 9781935543893

Category: Education

Page: 127

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When should we assess, and when should we evaluate? What might be the results of evaluating too early or too much? How do we know if we are evaluating the right things? How do we know what makes sense for the learner and for the course? These questions are at the heart of Making Classroom Assessment Work. Author Anne Davies offers numerous examples and strategies to make classroom assessments effective by involving parents and the community in the assessment process and engaging students in assessing their own work and setting goals for their learning. Davies emphasizes the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning, and favors the latter as a process that not only assesses what has been learned, but also promotes further learning through specific and descriptive feedback, reflection, and setting and monitoring progress toward goals.

The Book of Learning and Forgetting

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Author: Frank Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807737507

Category: Education

Page: 133

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A renowned educator explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life. This book will help educators and parents to combat sterile attitudes toward teaching and learning and prevent current practices from doing further harm.

Crossing the River With Dogs

Problem Solving for College Students

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Author: Ken Johnson,Ted Herr,Judy Kysh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781931914147

Category: Science

Page: 490

View: 774

Students who often complain when faced with challenging word problems will be engaged as they acquire essential problem solving skills that are applicable beyond the math classroom. The authors of Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students: - Use the popular approach of explaining strategies through dialogs from fictitious students- Present all the classic and numerous non-traditional problem solving strategies (from drawing diagrams to matrix logic, and finite differences) - Provide a text suitable for students in quantitative reasoning, developmental mathematics, mathematics education, and all courses in between - Challenge students with interesting, yet concise problem sets that include classic problems at the end of each chapter With Crossing the River with Dogs, students will enjoy reading their text and will take with them skills they will use for a lifetime

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

A Conceptual Approach

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Author: Albert B. Bennett,Ted Nelson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780073224626

Category: Education

Page: 804

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Overview: Albert B. Bennett, Jr. and L. Ted Nelson have presented hundreds of workshops on how to give future teachers the conceptual understanding and procedural fluency they will need in order to successfully teach elementary-school mathematics. The Seventh Edition of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach continues their innovative, time-tested approach: an emphasis on learning via specific, realistic examples and the extensive use of visual aids, hands-on activities, problem-solving strategies and active classroom participation. Special features in the text ensure that prospective teachers will gain not only a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts, but also a better sense of the connections between their college math courses and their future teaching experiences, along with helpful ideas for presenting math to their students in a way that will generate interest and enthusiasm. The text draws heavily on NCTM Standards and contains many pedagogical elements designed to foster reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills. The Seventh Edition will also incorporate in-text references to the virtual manipulative kit and other online resources that enhance the authors’ explanations and examples.

Dual Language

Teaching and Learning in Two Languages

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Author: Sonia W. Soltero

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205343812

Category: Education

Page: 177

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Soltero (bilingual-bicultural education, DePaul U.) presents a text for preservice and in-service teachers, administrators, and other professional educators who are or will be involved in the planning and operation of dual language education. The author examines the pedagogical and organizational principles.

Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills

A Guide for Leaders in Linguistically Diverse Schools

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Author: Nonie K. Lesaux,Emily Phillips Galloway,Sky H. Marietta

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526497

Category: Education

Page: 196

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In our knowledge-based society, K–8 students need to develop increasingly sophisticated skills to read, write, and speak for a wide variety of purposes and audiences. Including an extended case example from a linguistically diverse school (nearly 75% English learners), this book guides school leaders to design and implement advanced literacy instruction through four key shifts: strengthening the instructional core, giving data a central role, using a shared curriculum, and providing supportive and tailored professional development. Reproducible forms and templates facilitate planning and implementation of schoolwide initiatives. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Teaching to Strengths

Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

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Author: Debbie Zacarian,Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz,Judie Haynes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416624600

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective, especially regarding how to provide them with adequate counseling supports and services. Conversely, little has been written about teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to * Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom. * Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery. * Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences. * Develop family and community partnerships. Experts Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes outline a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students’ strengths and resiliency. Teaching to Strengths encourages educators to embrace teaching and schoolwide practices that support and enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Same Difference

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Author: Calida Rawles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985683214

Category: Families

Page: 34

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Same Difference is a charming book for young readers (4-8 year olds) that addresses the sensitive and sometime divisive issues of beauty and identity. It has a lyrical, upbeat air that begs to be read aloud and offers an engaging rhyme pattern for young children. Vivid illustrations capture the spirit and innocence of Lida and Lisa, two first cousins who find themselves at odds with each other over their physical differences. With the help of their wise grandmother, the girls soon realize that their bond is deeper than what they see and our differences are what make us beautiful.