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Millar esl literacy network 2011

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Millar esl literacy network 2011

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

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