Education leaders have many responsibilities for creating systems and structures that support students who are learning in a new language at school and ensuring that they receive tailored and relevant instruction. Join Lori Helman, author of the ASCD book Learning in a New Language, to learn about essential pieces of program improvement, explore ways to create linguistically inclusive environments, and envision steps for facilitating professional learning that extends beyond the English language development staff. Participants will also get ideas for what to look for in short visits to self-contained or content-area classrooms.
In this webinar, you will learn how language and cultural diversity intertwine to influence success for students at school. You will also be inspired to find straightforward next steps toward greater equity of opportunity on-site. As schools become more and more linguistically diverse, there is no better time to reflect on and take action to enhance opportunities for emergent bilinguals at your school so that they are understood, feel connected, and experience curricula that promote their multilingualism and rich background knowledge.