• Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs Strengths
  • Session Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELs
  • Session Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching
  • Session Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal Obligations
  • Session Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDA
  • Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School Game
  • Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My Learning
  • Session Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My Learning
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  • LA 4.4: Examining the Meaning of a Supreme Court Decision

    Reading and Reasonning Together


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Interpret the historical context of diversity and *discrimination and evaluate how it impacts current practice

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 10 Minutes

    Teachers can consider the implications of local control in education and its relationship to federal laws and apply it to ELs in schools 

    In the previous section, students have learned about the social and individual consequences of deficit theory. They have also learned about language acquisition myths. They are now prepared to consider how courts make decisions about children and then how those decisions affect the actions of schools.


    1. Read the short article, “What Do Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Educators?”
    2. As you read, discuss the ideas and make a list of insights you gain from the article. 

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