Professional Learning Communities Develop Effective Integrated Content-Language Instruction Rita MacDonald, Applied Ling...
Project CREATE at SMC Curriculum Reform for the Education of All Teachers of ELLs
Project CREATE <ul><li>OELA National Professional Development Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Year 3 of 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>...
SMC Curriculum Placements Schools Program Design Program Design Course work Instruction Elementary Secondary Teaching Mode...
SMC Curriculum Placements Schools Program Design Program Design Course work Instruction Elementary Secondary Teaching Mode...
Winooski School District <ul><li>Consists of one elementary, one middle and one high school. Total student population of 8...
Integrated Content-Language Instruction <ul><li>Develop teacher knowledge of understanding by design and differentiated in...
Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction ...
<ul><li>English Proficiency Scores (WIDA ACCESS) </li></ul><ul><li>Can Do charts for entire class </li></ul><ul><li>Cultur...
<ul><li>Understanding proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & tools for differentiated instruction </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>CONTEXTUALIZED SAME TOPICS </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & tools...
Ts also learning methodology of inquiry-based science + UBD basics Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching...
Ts also learning methodology of inquiry-based science + UBD basics Difference in Teacher Products K-5: 2-3 lesson plans w...
<ul><li>REITERATION OF FALL 08 </li></ul><ul><li>English Proficiency Scores (WIDA ACCESS) </li></ul><ul><li>Can Do charts ...
Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction ...
Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instructio...
Varied Process = Varied Outcomes Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ worksho...
Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Meet monthly, 30 Ts at once, 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Effective differentiation across English...
Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Eclipse team meets weekly, 90 minutes, to review progress of Ancient Civilizations course, modify ...
Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Faculty discuss unit and lesson plans for WIDA language proficiency levels of 2-5 – modifying less...
Recommendations <ul><li>Need to start where Ts are and work from there. </li></ul><ul><li>PD needs to be integrated into T...
References Echevarria, Vogt and Short. (2008) Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, Third E...
CREATE website http://academics.smcvt.edu/CREATE/Default.htm rmacdonald@smcvt.edu jnagle2@smcvt.edu
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Nagle And Mac Donald, Professional Learning Communities Develop Effective Inegrated Content Language Instruction

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  • 1. Professional Learning Communities Develop Effective Integrated Content-Language Instruction Rita MacDonald, Applied Linguistics [email_address] James Nagle, Education [email_address]
  • 2. Project CREATE at SMC Curriculum Reform for the Education of All Teachers of ELLs
  • 3. Project CREATE <ul><li>OELA National Professional Development Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Year 3 of 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: revise curriculum for pre-service teachers so that all teachers graduating SMC are equipped for today’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Work with three partner school districts </li></ul>
  • 4. SMC Curriculum Placements Schools Program Design Program Design Course work Instruction Elementary Secondary Teaching Model Shared responsibility, collaboration, integrated content and language instruction
  • 5. SMC Curriculum Placements Schools Program Design Program Design Course work Instruction Elementary Secondary Teaching Model Shared responsibility, collaboration, integrated content and language instruction
  • 6. Winooski School District <ul><li>Consists of one elementary, one middle and one high school. Total student population of 822. 76% qualify for free and reduced lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>26% are ELL with 22 languages spoken and most of the ELLs are recently arrived refugees in the last three years. </li></ul><ul><li>All but three of the sixty teachers are HQT. </li></ul><ul><li>All grades (3-8 & 11) have been identified as needing improvement in math and language arts. </li></ul>
  • 7. Integrated Content-Language Instruction <ul><li>Develop teacher knowledge of understanding by design and differentiated instruction (Tomlinson & McTighe, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate content and language instruction for elementary science, middle school social studies and high school core content courses (VT Grade Expectations; WIDA, 2008; Zweirs, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Create teacher learning communities that plan, teach and assess integrated content and language instruction (Little, 2006) and are customized to the school’s particular needs and responsive to the realistic constraints of schooling </li></ul>
  • 8. Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 9. <ul><li>English Proficiency Scores (WIDA ACCESS) </li></ul><ul><li>Can Do charts for entire class </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Choose unit to plan DI </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 10. <ul><li>Understanding proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & tools for differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Apprenticing’ students into Academic English </li></ul><ul><li>Writing clear Content and Language Objectives </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 11. <ul><li>CONTEXTUALIZED SAME TOPICS </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding proficiency levels </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies & tools for differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>“ Apprenticing’ students into Academic English </li></ul><ul><li>Writing clear Content and Language Objectives </li></ul>PRODUCTS differentiated lesson/unit plans for Fall 09 Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 12. Ts also learning methodology of inquiry-based science + UBD basics Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded - 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded -2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 13. Ts also learning methodology of inquiry-based science + UBD basics Difference in Teacher Products K-5: 2-3 lesson plans with some Content Objectives, some differentiation MS: Ancient Civilizations course developed within three teacher team with ELL teacher as consultant HS: Unit plan designed in core content courses for implementation in Fall 2009 Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded - 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded -2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 14. <ul><li>REITERATION OF FALL 08 </li></ul><ul><li>English Proficiency Scores (WIDA ACCESS) </li></ul><ul><li>Can Do charts for entire class </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Revise unit based on UPDATED class profile </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 15. Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC , 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded/TLC , 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop , 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 16. Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 17. Varied Process = Varied Outcomes Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 18. Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Meet monthly, 30 Ts at once, 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Effective differentiation across English proficiency levels (WIDA 2-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread use of SIOP strategies in Science, spreading to other lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning to use UBD learning objectives effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Increased focus on Academic English, explicit language instruction (strategies from SIOP and Zwiers) </li></ul><ul><li>----------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>No shared ESL: gen ed planning time + no opportunity for peer observation leaves Ts dependent on outside ESOL expertise </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 19. Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Eclipse team meets weekly, 90 minutes, to review progress of Ancient Civilizations course, modify lesson and unit plans based on analysis of student work </li></ul><ul><li>Team meets with ELL teacher & SMC professor monthly to analyze student performance on formative & summative assessments (WIDA levels 2-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2009-10, teachers move from cursory knowledge of WIDA standards and MPIs to developing specific MPIs and language objectives for unit and lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, in monthly meetings teachers analyze language level of resources, differentiate texts for WIDA language proficiency level, and analyze student writing to modify writing instruction </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 20. Varied Outcomes <ul><li>Faculty discuss unit and lesson plans for WIDA language proficiency levels of 2-5 – modifying lessons with differentiated resources and formative assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty analyze student work, specifically writing samples, to modify writing instruction </li></ul><ul><li>All core content faculty (language arts, math, history, science) meet monthly with ELL faculty as department teams to review and develop unit and lesson plans using Zweirs’ strategies for language structure and vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, in monthly meetings faculty conduct discourse analysis on content specific texts using the systemic functional language approach (Fang & Schleppegrell, 2008) </li></ul>Professional Development Plan over 2 Years Co-teaching science & math Planning @ workshop HS Co-planning for instruction Began co-planning for instruction MS only @ workshops @ event only @ workshops only @ event only @ event K-5 ESL:CT Collaboration (shared planning or teaching) <ul><li>PLC, 1 h/month </li></ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul><ul><li>Text analysis </li></ul>Embedded- 2h/month Departments HS Embedded, 2 h/month Embedded-2h/month 1 team MS Workshop, 30 m /month + observation 1-day district-wide Workshop - 30 m/twice/month All K-5 ½-day district-wide 2 days district-wide K-5 Varied W Varied W W September 09-present Full school year Aug. 09 March –June 09 4 months March 09 Aug. 08
  • 21. Recommendations <ul><li>Need to start where Ts are and work from there. </li></ul><ul><li>PD needs to be integrated into Ts’ planning, teaching and assessment programs, using their tools and formats. </li></ul><ul><li>PD needs to be responsive to the context of the school. Work with teachers during the school day. Intensive front-loading of information can be a start, but PD needs to be embedded into teachers’ work with their curriculum and lessons. </li></ul>
  • 22. References Echevarria, Vogt and Short. (2008) Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model, Third Edition. Pearson Fang, Z. & Schleppegrell, M. (2008). Reading in secondary content areas: A language-based pedagogy. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.   Tomlinson, C. A. & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD   Vermont Grade Level Expectations for content area and grade level http://education.vermont.gov WIDA Standards for Language Standards www.wida.us Winooski School District (2009). The Report on the Effectiveness of the Winooski School District.   Zwiers, J. (2008) Building Academic Language: Essential Practices for Content Classrooms, Grades 5-12 . Wiley.
  • 23. CREATE website http://academics.smcvt.edu/CREATE/Default.htm rmacdonald@smcvt.edu jnagle2@smcvt.edu