Massachusetts Charter Schools
English Language Learning Leadership Training Opportunity for Summer 2014 for Urban Charter Schools
National Institute for School Leadership
3-Day Institute on Leadership for English Language Learning
The NISL Leadership in English Language Learning Institute supports ELL school leaders in their efforts to strengthen and improve a school's response to the specific educational needs of ELLs. Participants learn what they need to know and do to increase their leadership effectiveness in a school or district with a culturally and linguistically diverse student population. Through designing an Action Learning Project, ELL leaders craft a plan for professional development and overall English language learning excellence.
Upon completion of this 3-Day Leadership for English Language Learning Institute, participants will have a deeper understanding of the following key frameworks:
Assess the school's English Language Learning context: student population, staff and institutional capacity, and instructional program.
Explore and analyze local ELL demographics, achievement strengths and challenges, along with legal foundations for ELL education. Identify the specific needs of schools in transition and identify leadership strategies to improve student achievement.
Promote the incorporation of well-researched instructional best practices into ELL programming.
Explore key aspects of second language acquisition, to help plan professional development, and implement high quality curricular in pedagogically sound instructional programs for ELLs.
Prepare to lead educators in creating effective language and content classrooms for ELLs
Explore essential practices that scaffold and differentiate instruction of ELLs, developing academic language critical to success in core academic classrooms.
Promote practices that improve student achievement through development of both content and language learning in a standards-based instructional environment.
Explore the challenges for ELLs presented by the Common Core State Standards, along with key elements of English language development standards. Recognize the manner in which language and content standards work together for improved student outcomes for all students.
Utilize assessment results to plan for appropriate student placement and instruction
Explore the application of commonly used ELL assessment, their purposes, and how to use them to improve student outcomes in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Select and design an appropriate educational program to serve your ELL student population
Explore and identify program types, models, approaches and elements of effective ELL programming.
Design strategies to increase teacher capacity for the instruction of ELLs
Key leadership strategies to promote successful teacher collaboration, planning professional development tailored to specific local needs.
Strengthen connections with language minority families.
Explore ways schools and families can collaborate to support student success. Identify culturally responsive leadership strategies that promote expanded opportunities for parent involvement.
Free for participants
Dates (Register for one only):
ELL Leadership Institute: 6/12, 6/13, 7/30
Charter School ELL Leadership Institute: 6/16, 6/17, 7/31
Fitchburg State University