Collaborating to advocate for ells | TSL 558

 Assessment Description

Professionals with a degree in TESOL may consider the role of a coordinator for language programs (e.g., SEI, ESL, ELL, ELD, bilingual/dual) so it is important to understand the skillset involved in this position. The ability to personally collaborate with other professionals, as well as promote collaboration among all stakeholders, is a skill that can help in the sharing of knowledge and resources to galvanize others in goals befitting the learning of ELLs. The language program coordinator is often invited to present at new teacher orientations, staff meetings, district meetings, and training.

Imagine you are assuming the role of a language program coordinator and will present information on collaborating to create a culture of shared responsibility in a new teacher orientation session. Use the school and district where you currently teach or research a local school/district for the context of this assignment.

Part 1: Collaboration Presentation

Create an 8-10 slide digital presentation on creating a culture of shared responsibility through collaboration. Include the following in your presentation:

  • Which stakeholders in the school, community, and district office are available to teachers, and how each stakeholder can offer support to ELLs socially, linguistically, and academically.
  • At least 5-7 strategies for how teachers can advocate for ELLs by building relationships, collaborating with, and serving as a resource to stakeholders in the school, community, and district office to support ELLs’ learning. Include at least one strategy that involves ELL families in the collaboration.
  • Description of a supportive environment that promotes ELLs’ learning in language and content areas, including instructional strategies and appropriate use of technology.
  • Three obstacles to collaboration that teachers may encounter when creating a supportive environment for ELLs and respective solutions to overcome each obstacle.

Support your presentation with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Presenter’s notes are required for each content slide. Presentation must include a title slide at the beginning, and a reference slide with documentation of resources at the end. The title slide and reference slide are not included in the total number of slides.

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