This session explains what high-quality standards* are and their instructional implications in the classroom, particularly as they relate to ELL, Spanish Language Arts, and Spanish as a World Language instruction. Participants examine the principles of standards-based instruction; instruction that (a) is comprehensible, (b) is grade-level and developmentally appropriate, (c) is of the same rigor, and scope and sequence as the instruction received by English speakers and (d) takes into consideration language and cultural differences. Participants compare and contrast state and national content standards* and explore ways to address and implement these standards in the classroom.
* ELA Common Core Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards, the ACTFL Standards, WIDA Standards, etc. Each session is tailored to either teachers of ELL (ESL/ELD, bilingual, or dual-language), teachers of Spanish as a World Language, or teachers of Spanish for Spanish speakers (heritage speakers).
Maximum of 35 participants. Each additional participant $50.00.