Event Title

Content-Area Vocabulary for Intermediate Long-Term English Learners

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

15-4-2019 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: I conducted this research to enhance my knowledge and practice in the field of English learners, especially the sub-population of long-term English learners. This project’s purpose was to provide me with the tools to find a curriculum to meet the needs of my students in my district. PROCEDURES: The research was conducted mainly through reading several academic articles as well as personal experience in the field. In addition, I also reached out to several colleagues in the area to understand their knowledge and experience with this sub-group of ELs. This project was completed with the guidance of Dr. Nagnon Diarrassouba in August 2018. OUTCOME: After completion of my project, I had gone to my district to advocate for a curricula that employs best practices for this sub-group of ELs. We have just purchased this curriculum to begin adapting in Fall 2019. IMPACT: Several educators are unaware of the challenges that this sub-group of ELs face and are unaware of the tools that need to be implemented to help these ELs acquire the English language fluently. Developing a handbook and providing professional development to the district will help to increase knowledge on the area of need and ideally reach other districts as well.

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Apr 15th, 3:30 PM

Content-Area Vocabulary for Intermediate Long-Term English Learners

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: I conducted this research to enhance my knowledge and practice in the field of English learners, especially the sub-population of long-term English learners. This project’s purpose was to provide me with the tools to find a curriculum to meet the needs of my students in my district. PROCEDURES: The research was conducted mainly through reading several academic articles as well as personal experience in the field. In addition, I also reached out to several colleagues in the area to understand their knowledge and experience with this sub-group of ELs. This project was completed with the guidance of Dr. Nagnon Diarrassouba in August 2018. OUTCOME: After completion of my project, I had gone to my district to advocate for a curricula that employs best practices for this sub-group of ELs. We have just purchased this curriculum to begin adapting in Fall 2019. IMPACT: Several educators are unaware of the challenges that this sub-group of ELs face and are unaware of the tools that need to be implemented to help these ELs acquire the English language fluently. Developing a handbook and providing professional development to the district will help to increase knowledge on the area of need and ideally reach other districts as well.