Getting Started Timeline


Getting Started Timeline with Classroom Resources

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3 Steps to Best Practice

Know your students' data

Wander around the room (engage)

Provide individual & small group support



Learning Goals

Welcome “Week” December 19—January 8

Get Ready!

  • Familiarize yourself with course platforms and the principles that will underpin the course

Week 1 January 6-12

Why this Work Matters

  • Learn about the research base that underpins the course.
  • Learn why supporting ELLs with strategic interventions is so critical, and the dangers of not providing access to high-quality content.
  • Preview the course components.

Week 2

January 13-19

Supporting Vocabulary Growth in ELA and Math

Learn about and engage with:

    • Supporting domain-specific vocabulary acquisition
    • Supporting academic vocabulary acquisition
    • Vocabulary instruction activities within the context of a text
    • Dos/Don’ts of vocabulary instruction
    • Word learning strategies
    • Vocabulary work with newcomers
    • Selecting vocabulary for in-depth study

Week 3

January 20-26

Accessing CCR Content—ELA

Learn about and engage with:

    • Identifying challenges to access
    • Using home language strategically
    • Foundational skills and ELLs
    • Pre-reading strategies and building knowledge
    • Graphic organizers
    • "Juicy sentence” deconstruction process

Week 4

January 27-February 2

Accessing CCR Content—Math

Learn about and engage with:

    • Incorporating multi-modal representations
    • Integrating authentic, scaffolded opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding
    • Implementing Mathematical Language Routines

Week 5

February 3--9

Supporting Discussion

Learn about and engage with:

    • Implementing strategic grouping
    • Using sentence frames, signal words, word walls
    • Facilitating dialogic reasoning model for discussion
    • Creating opportunities for discussion in math
    • Using Mathematical Language Routines to scaffold discussion

Week 6

February 10-16

Re-writing student-facing tasks for better access:

Learn about and engage with:

    • Re-writing math tasks for clarity
    • Re-writing ELA questions for clarity
    • Strategic sequencing of questions using a mix of inferential and factual questions
    • Identifying materials designed with ELL-supports (ELSF intro)

Week 7

February 17-23

Classroom Instruction: Planning and Observation

Learn about and engage with:

    • Designing language objectives to support content objectives
    • Planning and delivering instruction with embedded ELL supports that align with the Instructional Practice Guide

Week 8

February 24-March 2

Wrap Up!

--Understand the logistics of final project

--Understand the logistics of certificate and course completion

--Thank-you’s and special recognitions