Elementary School Leadership for English Language Learners Yes They Can

Author: Lourdes Ramirez-Ortiz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780355222586
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This qualitative narrative inquiry explores and identifies the beliefs, skills, competencies, and dispositions of four elementary school principals leading for the academic success of Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (ELLs). The academic success of their ELLs is measured by their ability to reclassify before they culminate from elementary school. Data was collected through individual interviews with the principals, a focus group, and documents. The leadership stories of these principals examine how and why they lead their schools through the collaborative creation of guiding principles and a clear belief system, vision, strategic plan, and professional learning that is all cohesive. Also, the principals' stories explore why principals manage the allocation of material and human resources to support their schools' visions and how all of this collectively impacts the academic achievement of their ELLs. The principals understand that the power structure of schooling for ELLs can either inhibit or support their academic success. With courage, these principals create school cultures that support creative solutions to oppressive practices in the schooling of ELLs. Transformational leadership and leadership for social justice are the foci that guide the principals' beliefs and actions. The conceptual framework reflects: critical consciousness of schooling for ELLs, social justice leadership actions and practice, and leadership praxis for the collaborative creation of power.

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work Leader s Guide

Author: Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765497
Format: PDF, Docs
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This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

Effective Schooling for English Language Learners

Author: Patricia Smiley
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596670304
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Organized around a series of "Critical Questions" and "Leadership Challenges," this book offers knowledge and expertise about the elementary principal's leadership role in- -effective instructional strategies -student assessment -school climate -parent involvement -and other ways to improve the academic achievement of English Language learners.

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483346021
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.

The Principal s Guide to School Budgeting

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506389465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written for administrators who want to enhance their budgeting skills, this third edition incorporates new professional leadership standards and information about budgeting for technology enhancements.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author: Ruth Swinney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412988438
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For English Learners and other struggling students, understanding and using academic language is absolutely critical to literacy development and school achievement, but it takes careful planning to help these students develop mastery. Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco′s teacher-friendly guide explains how to weave together content and language goals when planning lesson units, as well as offering strategies for moving students from social to academic language and creating a curriculum of talk in the classroom. In addition, Swinney and Velasco provide detailed sample unit plans in all content areas to demonstrate how these strategies can be employed while simultaneously meeting curriculum demands. Using specific structures of balanced literacy including read along, shared reading, and shared writing, these unit plans also include a self-assessment guide for teachers to use as they scaffold the content to increase comprehension and student achievement

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners Grades 7 12

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452296472
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students’ competencies in: Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Creative applications and 21st century skills ·