The Standards-in-Action (SIA) 2.0 English Learner (EL) Institute teaches adult educators how to boost ELs' instruction through high levels of literacy and mathematics content and language development. It builds your capacity to translate teaching into stronger instruction that aligns with current EL research and reaches beyond life skills to prepare ELs for college and careers. It also teaches you about a range of instructional scaffolds so ELs can participate meaningfully in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes.
A central focus of the training is on building a learning community with many opportunities for ELs to process the content they are learning. Robust levels of discussion and reasoning include getting students to talk to students and placing responsibility on learners to process and share their reflections. The lesson activities are transferable to other content area lessons and adaptable to ELs studying at lower and higher instructional levels.
- SIA 2.0 EL Institute to Cultivate Content Knowledge and Language Competence: EL/ELA Focus
- SIA 2.0 EL Institute to Cultivate Content Knowledge and Language Competence: EL/Math Focus
SIA 2.0 EL Institute to Cultivate Content Knowledge and Language Competence: EL/ELA Focus
Experiencing a Model EL Literary Lesson: The Gettysburg Address
Concentrates on engaging ELs deeply in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking about the ideas and information in challenging texts.
Solidifying the Learning Through a Model EL Literary Lesson: “The Hill We Climb”
Focuses on applying the literacy strategies learned through studying the Gettysburg Address to a high beginner/intermediate EL lesson.
Enriching an Existing EL Lesson
Pays attention to applying the literacy strategies learned through the study of the Gettysburg Address and “The Hill We Climb” to a lesson of the participants’ choosing.
- EL Institute Literacy for Enhancing your Lessons PowerPoint Presentation
- Participant Materials for Enhancing Your Lessons
SIA 2.0 EL Institute to Cultivate Content Knowledge and Language Competence: EL/Math Focus
Experiencing a Model EL Math Lesson: Ratios and Proportion
Addresses ways for ELs to process important math together and build their language ability.
- EL Institute Math for Ratios and Proportions PowerPoint Presentation
- Participant Materials for Ratios and Proportions
Experienced SIA trainers are available to provide this training to states and programs. For more information, please email the LINCS Technical Assistance Center at email@example.com.