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Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL
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Advancing Teacher Leadership Through Advocacy - November 2013 - MinneTESOL

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Educators play a critical role in improving the lives of their students, and this is especially true for educators for the TESOL field in the United States. With an increasingly diverse student …

Educators play a critical role in improving the lives of their students, and this is especially true for educators for the TESOL field in the United States. With an increasingly diverse student population and a changing educational paradigm that has a greater emphasis on academic proficiency, the expertise of the TESOL field in the U.S. is needed now more than ever. However, despite these changing conditions, the needs of English learners and the knowledge and expertise of the TESOL field remains in many cases under the radar.
Whether it’s advocating for their students, their programs, or themselves, the need for action by TESOL educators is clear. To be most effective, educators must seek out ways to shape the policies that impact their programs, their jobs, and their students’ lives.

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  • 1. John Segota, CAE Assoc. Exec. Dir. for Public Policy & Professional Relations TESOL International Association
  • 2. “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” - Horace Mann 2
  • 3. The Call for Advocacy •  Population Shift •  Immigration •  Equity •  Assessment •  Teacher credentialing •  Status of the field 3
  • 4. EL Demographics 30,000,000   25,000,000   20,000,000   15,000,000   10,000,000   5,000,000   0   1990   4 2000   2010  
  • 5. EL Demographics 5
  • 6. ESL Credentials 40   35   30   25   20   15   10   5   0   Endorsement   6 Cer3ficate   Cer3fica3on   Licensure  
  • 7. TESOL P-12 Professional
 Teaching Standards •  Domain 5: Professionalism Candidates  take  advantage  of  professional   growth  opportuni;es  and  demonstrate  the   ability  to  build  partnerships  with  colleagues   and  students’  families,  serve  as  community   resources,  and  advocate  for  ELLs.   5.b  –  Professional  Development,   Partnerships,  and  Advocacy   7
  • 8. NBTPS ENL Standards Standard IX – Professional Leadership and Advocacy Accomplished  teachers  of  ELLs  contribute  to   the  professional  learning  of  their  colleagues   and  the  advancement  of  knowledge  in  their   field  in  order  to  advocate  for  their  students.   8
  • 9. TESOL Standards for ESL/EFL
 Teachers of Adults Standard 8 – Commitment and Professionalism Teachers  con;nue  to  nuance  their  understanding  of   the  rela;onships  between  second  language  teaching   and  learning  through  the  community  of  ELT   professionals,  the  broader  teaching  community,  and   the  community  at  large.  The  knowledge,  in  turn,   informs  and  changes  both  the  teachers  and  the   communi;es.   9
  • 10. What is advocacy? According to Merriam-Webster: •  An active verbal support for a cause or position. •  The act of advocating, or speaking or writing, in support (of something). Comes from the Latin advocatus, meaning “one called to aid” 10
  • 11. What is advocacy? Advocacy > Lobbying Advocacy ≠ Political Action 11
  • 12. Types of advocacy •  Self advocacy •  Case/personal
 advocacy •  Cause/public/
 issue advocacy 12
  • 13. Ripple Effect Group  of  teachers   advoca3ng  for  ELs   in  district   Group  of  teachers   advoca3ng  for  ELs   in  school   Same  teacher   advoca3ng  for  ELs   outside  classroom   One  teacher   advoca3ng  for   ELs  in   classroom   Staehr  Fenner  2013   13
  • 14. Framework of advocacy •  Educate •  Currency •  Organize •  Defensibility •  Activate •  Futurity Herrera & Murry (1999) 14
  • 15. Knowledge is credibility •  Facts – focus issues •  Policies & procedures •  Options •  Document 15
  • 16. Rights •  Laws – Local, State, Federal •  Contracts •  Rules & Policies •  Preferences &
 Social Expectations 16
  • 17. Spheres of influence Professional   Private   17 Public  
  • 18. Networks •  Who do I know? –  Personal  networks   –  Professional  networks   •  What resources do
 they have? •  Who do they know? 18
  • 19. Strategies •  Personal expertise •  Opportunities for collaboration •  Conversa;ons   •  Observa;on   •  Modeling   •  Professional  Development   •  Mutual respect 19
  • 20. Ingredients Educa3on   Networking   Strategy   ADVOCACY   20
  • 21. Success 21
  • 22. Advocating for English Learners 1.  Need for Advocacy 2.  Creating a Shared Sense of Responsibility 3.  How Teachers Can Collaborate 4.  Advocacy Overview for Administrators 5.  Increasing EL Families’ Involvement as Advocates 6.  Advocacy Through Effective Instruction 7.  Advocating for ELs in Assessment 8.  Advocacy for ELs’ Success Beyond Grade 12 22
  • 23. “If teachers were to translate their commitment to individual children into active political engagement in the struggle to shape tomorrow's schools - if they were to begin insisting on pressing issues with administrators, parents, politicians - their numbers would command attention. They would be heard.” - Patricia Hinchey 23
  • 24. More information http://www.slideshare.net @JohnSegota jsegota@tesol.org 24

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