An Educator s Guide to Dual Language Instruction

Author: Gayle Westerberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317367960
Format: PDF, Docs
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This user-friendly book is a key resource for teachers and administrators to ensure their school’s success in implementing and maintaining a dual language program. Authors Gayle Westerberg and Leslie Davison share their own experiences leading a dual language school, the obstacles they overcame, and the best practices they learned along the way. The book is filled with step-by-step instructions and strategies you can try immediately, as well as inspirational stories from educators in urban and rural dual language programs across the country. Topics include: Choosing a model for your dual language program and involving all stakeholders in the transition process; Marketing your program effectively to recruit students and staff, including international teachers; Implementing a standards-based instructional framework focused on direct vocabulary instruction, extensive reading, and using language in context; Setting proficiency targets and using internal and external assessments to track students’ progress; Incorporating technology for a more interactive and engaging language-learning experience. You’ll also learn how to effectively transition your program through different grade levels and build a collaborative school culture for a strong, long-lasting K–12 dual language program. Additional resources are available on the authors’ website, www.duallanguageinstruction.com.

Determining Difference from Disability

Author: Gerry McCain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351266187
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential book offers clear guidelines for determining if the Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students / English Language Learners (ELL) in your general education classroom are experiencing typical language differences, learning disabilities, or both. By combining helpful case-studies with insightful research, the authors provide a framework for differentiating instruction that uses culturally appropriate interventions to build upon student strengths while creating a foundation for further learning and achievement. You will discover how to: Connect your own and your students’ cultural assets to classroom content; Review language acquisition stages and design corresponding instruction; Collaborate with peers and discuss the realities of reaching out for support and problem solving; Choose effective and appropriate instructional strategies based on documentation of data through progress monitoring; Move from a traditional behavioristic perspective to a more culturally responsive perspective; Identify patterns in formal assessments and informal instruction in order to distinguish between language differences and learning disabilities. In addition, the book includes a number of activities and graphs that can be implemented immediately in any classroom. Many of these materials can be downloaded for free from the book’s product page: www.routledge.com/9781138577756.

The STEM Coaching Handbook

Author: Terry Talley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317230701
Format: PDF
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Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills. You’ll discover how to... Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.

Issues in Clinical Psychology Psychiatry and Counseling 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464963665
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Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling. The editors have built Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.