An Introduction to the ESL    Literacy Network              Valerie Millar              Sept. 2011
LESLLA learners are adults whoare learning to speak English atthe same time as they arelearning to read and write forthe f...
Introducing the ESL Literacy Network The ESL Literacy Network is a website for ESL literacy practitioners to explore best ...
www.esl-literacy.com
Introducing the ESL Literacy NetworkYou will find:   •Background information on ESL literacy   •Resources for program prov...
Introducing Learning for LIFE: An ESL   Literacy Curriculum Framework The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework:    • provides...
Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy     Curriculum Framework          Outlines a process for curriculum          developmen...
Each StageIncludes….• Background information & theory• Program principles (for programmers)• Classroom concept (for teache...
Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes       Key Elements:       • Classroom guidelines for teaching learning          outcomes   ...
Teaching Outcomes
Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes        Learning Outcomes Database        •   tool to help you plan your outcomes        •  ...
Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes Database
Stage 4: Integrate Assessment      ESL Literacy Network:      • How to develop placement assessments      • Model, methods...
Stage 4: Integrate Assessment Sample
Professional Development:          Use the Blog to:– learn new teaching ideas– connect with practitioners to share ideas– ...
Thank you!  I hope you explore the ESL Literacy Network  and use the many samples available.Contact information:Val Millar...
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  1. 1. An Introduction to the ESL Literacy Network Valerie Millar Sept. 2011
  2. 2. LESLLA learners are adults whoare learning to speak English atthe same time as they arelearning to read and write forthe first time.They are not yet able to usereading to learn and are,instead, trying to learn to readwhat they know orally.
  3. 3. Introducing the ESL Literacy Network The ESL Literacy Network is a website for ESL literacy practitioners to explore best practices, teaching techniques, and curriculum development. It is a place to find classroom ideas and resources. www.esl-literacy.com
  4. 4. www.esl-literacy.com
  5. 5. Introducing the ESL Literacy NetworkYou will find: •Background information on ESL literacy •Resources for program providers • best practices, curriculum framework • Resources for instructors •ESL literacy readers • Videos on teaching techniques •Professional Development resources • Links to external ESL literacy resources • BVC published resources
  6. 6. Introducing Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework: • provides information, guidance and a structure that guides ESL literacy practitioners through a process of curriculum development • addresses curriculum development from both programming and instructional perspectives
  7. 7. Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework Outlines a process for curriculum development in 5 stages: • Stage 1: Understand Needs • Stage 2: Determine Focus • Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes • Stage 4: Integrate Assessment • Stage 5: Demonstrate Accountability
  8. 8. Each StageIncludes….• Background information & theory• Program principles (for programmers)• Classroom concept (for teachers)Is supported by…• Resources available on the ESL Literacy Network
  9. 9. Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes Key Elements: • Classroom guidelines for teaching learning outcomes  Theme teaching  Explicit strategy instruction • Learning outcomes in 4 strands  Reading  Writing  Literacy strategies  Habits of mind
  10. 10. Teaching Outcomes
  11. 11. Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Database • tool to help you plan your outcomes • printable so you can review it • easy to modify • customized for your class/program
  12. 12. Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes Database
  13. 13. Stage 4: Integrate Assessment ESL Literacy Network: • How to develop placement assessments • Model, methods and samples of classroom assessment • Outlines approach for portfolio assessment: • Classroom • Collaborative learning • Evaluation • Showcase
  14. 14. Stage 4: Integrate Assessment Sample
  15. 15. Professional Development: Use the Blog to:– learn new teaching ideas– connect with practitioners to share ideas– join the online reading circle to find out about current research, theory and resources
  16. 16. Thank you! I hope you explore the ESL Literacy Network and use the many samples available.Contact information:Val Millar vmillar@bowvalleycollege.caDiane Hardy dhardy@bowvalleycollege.caShelagh Lenon slenon@bowvalleycollege.ca
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