Possible Topics for Advocacy Position Paper
1. Equity with respect to helping students achieve high Common Core standards.
2. Strong relationship-building skills and attention to social-emotional needs of students.
3. Cultural knowledge and ability to incorporate background, culture, language, and funds of knowledge into instruction.
4. Specific pedagogical skills—formative assessment, room set up for greater participation, scaffolding instruction for levels of proficiency.
5. Understanding of laws and policies from the government related to teaching diverse populations. (Title 1, Office of Civil Rights, ESSA, FERPA, etc.)
6. Cultural knowledge that enables teachers to support parents and families in assisting students to learn.
7. Second language acquisition and its application in classrooms with ELs.
8. Assessment practices teachers should use in their work with English learners, both formative and summative.
9. Building resiliency in students who have trauma due to one or numerous reasons.
10. Becoming a watchdog in your school to be sure programs and practices are available to all students, not just those who are privileged or advantaged.
There are many more topics, but these might get you started.