Blog post on ESL Strategies Course: Session #1
We kicked off our ESL PD for teachers highlighting students background - learning who our ELs are, seeing them for who they are, and for what they CAN accomplish.
All the resources used are in the Wakelet below.
The 5 simple key questions to ask about our ELs came from this article from Barbara Gottschalk. Teachers were asked to work with a partner and each partner was to read one of the key questions and create a poster to share with the rest of us.
The 5 key questions are represented here:
After each partner learned about a key question, we presented to the rest and we learn from each other's learning.
As a homework assignment, teachers were to ask these 5 key and essential questions about ELs in our class and share through a Flipgrid video. We also provided extra resources for teachers to read and learn even more.
I hope you find this information helpful. If you decide to use these activities and/or share with your staff, please let us know.
We'd love to learn from you as well, so let me know if there's anything else I should add to our Wakelet!
Thank you so much for reading!