Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students in California SDAIE Strategies for Meeting Needs of English Language Learners Carla Piper, Ed. D.
Student Ethnicity California students are so ethnically diverse that no one group is in the majority. Look up the Statistics for your county, district, or school at: http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/ Dataquest - http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/ 2008-2009
English Learner (EL) Students Nearly a quarter of California students (more than one-third in kindergarten and first grade) are learning English as their second language. 2008-2009
Achievement Gap in California http://www.closingtheachievementgap.org/cs/ctag/print/htdocs/home.htm California State Testing Gap by Ethnicity - 2007
Equal Opportunity to learn, succeed, and become what he or she would like regardless of:
Sex, race, social class background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability
No one best way to be “U.S. American”
What is the all-American child?
Does not mean you have to give up your families’ identities, sense of group solidarity, or cultural beliefs
Emphasis typically on Eurocentric History
Use of Visuals in your Classroom
What does your classroom look like?
Are there people of different races, sexes, extended families, disabilities, etc.
Quotations from diverse leaders?
Non-stereotypical, gender and ethnicity
Depicting diverse life styles, cultures, etc.
How do you teach content to English Language Learners?
SDAIE Strategies - Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
Introduce and Scaffold Key Concepts
Language and Vocabulary Needed to Understand Content