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  • 1. Consent Decree Activity This activity is aligned to the following ESOL Standards: TESOL Standard 5.a. ESL Research and History Demonstrate knowledge of history, research, educational public policy, and current practice in the field of ESL teaching and apply this knowledge to inform teaching and learning. Florida ESOL Standard Domain 3: Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Standard 1: ESL/ESOL Research and History Demonstrate knowledge of history, public policy, research and current practices in the field of ESL/ESOL teaching and apply this knowledge to improve teaching and learning for ELs. Instructions: Divide into five groups. Each group should review the assigned website and share how this knowledge may inform and improve teaching and learning for ELs, i.e., based on the URL you reviewed, what polices, research, and/or practices should every teacher be aware of in fostering and promoting learning for ELs? Group 1: National Clearing House for English Language Acquisition http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/ / Go to: Data and Demographics Group 2: Florida Department of Education: http://www.fldoe.org Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition (SALA) at http://www.fldoe/aala. Go to: Laws/Rules and Legislation (left sidebar), scroll down to Consent Decree and review the six sections. Group 3: Lau vs. Nichols (1974) http://www-tc.pbs.org/beyondbrown/brownpdfs/launichols.pdf or http://www.stanford.edu/~hakuta/www/LAU/IAPolicy/IA1aLauvNichols.htm Group 4: Casteñeda vs. Pickard (1981) http://www.stanford.edu/~hakuta/www/LAU/IAPolicy/IA1bCastaneda.htm Group 5: Plyer vs. Doe (1982) http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/PlylerVDoeSummary.html After class presentation, review other state and federal laws that played a role in the framework of the Florida Consent Decree. Describe how these laws and policies inform and improve instruction for ELs. @ESOLINHIGHERED, LLC