Diverse Learners - ELLs
Teaching our English Learners - Considerations (extended discussion)
DCSD Rigormeter (click ORANGE hyperlinks below)
Building background knowledge for ELLs
Comprehensible Input for diverse learners
Teachers provide students with instruction in and practice with a variety of learning strategies and scaffold their teaching.
Teachers need to provide frequent opportunities for interaction and discussion in the classroom.
See classroom footage of a teacher demonstrating how she includes activities throughout her lesson for students to apply their content and language knowledge through all language skills.
See classroom footage of how a teacher implements a lesson that clearly supports her content and language objectives.
Review & Assessment
See examples of how to conduct assessment of student comprehension and learning throughout a lesson.
Problem-Based learning with ELLs
Here is a quick trailer for our CINE award-winning video entitled "Project Based Learning for English Language Learners." The video follows teacher Shahzia Pirani-Mellstrom as she explains her effective use of group projects and activities to strengthen language skills for English Language learners.
Success: Start to Finish
Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps both students and teachers motivated and achieving their best.