Reflect upon your school’s ESOL

Reflect upon your school’s ESOL Program based on the following areas of the META Consent Decree. The Consent Decree is available in its entirety at http://www.fldoe.org/academics/eng-language-learners/consent-decree.stml (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Identify the strengths and/or areas of concern of the program by downloading and completing the Strengths and Concerns.docx Now that you have taken some time to understand some of the important legislation and educational shifts impacting instruction of ELLs, let’s take some time to understand some of the key players that have impacted the instructional approaches for ELLs. 3. Select one of the recognized researchers/authors who have profoundly impacted education for ELLs. Read about this expert’s influence on the education of ELLs and write a summary of how this pedagogy or policy is reflected within the ESOL program at your school and in your classroom. Provide specific examples. Jim Cummins http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/cummin.htm (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/bics_calp.php (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/106048/chapters/How-Students-Acquire-Social-and-Academic-Language.aspx (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Stephen Krashen http://esl.fis.edu/teachers/support/krashen.htm (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/comprehensible_input_output_70140.php (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Virginia Collier and Wayne Thomas http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/_long_does_take_learn_english_55843.php (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.ascd.org/publications/researchbrief/v2n05/toc.aspx (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Diane August http://www.air.org/person/diane-august (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.air.org/project/ell-centers-technical-assistance-related-common-core-state-standards (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309054974
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