CoverFoundations for Second Language TeachingSession 1: Exploring My Culture and ELs StrengthsSession 2: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELsSession 3: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching Session 4: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal ObligationsSession 5: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDASession 6: Positioning ELs within the School GameSession 7: Promoting ELs Learning through My LearningSession 8: Celebrating and Presenting My LearningSecond Language AcquisitionSession 1: Language and IdentitySession 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and StrengthsSession 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and PracticesSession 4: Creating Comprehensible InputSession 5: The Role of InteractionSession 6: Stages of Development and Errors and FeedbackSession 7: Proficiencies and PerformancesSession 8: Displays of Professional DevelopmentAssessment for Linguistically Diverse StudentsSession 1: Understanding My Role as an AssessorSession 2: Developing Understandings through MediaSession 3: Designing for Understanding Using Standards for Effective PedagogySession 4: Considering Alternative Assessments in Relationship to ELsSession 5: Designing and Developing AssessmentSession 6: Debating and Responding to Assessment IssuesSession 7: Developing Knowledge for Practice and AdvocacySession 8: Revealing My LearningDeveloping Second Language LiteracySession 1: Analyzing My Literacy BackgroundSession 2: Increasing Awareness of Language, Literacy, and PowerSession 3: Designing a Literacy-Focused ClassroomSession 4: Building Knowledge of Academic Language Session 5: Assisting Students in Understanding and Constructing Texts Session 6: Intentionally Teaching Writing in Content Area Instruction Session 7: Critiquing, Reviewing, Editing, and Revising my Unit Plan Session 8: Sharing My LearningIntegrating Content and Language InstructionSession 1: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic LanguageSession 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual ToolsSession 3: Building Knowledge of Vocabulary Session 4: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting for ELsSession 5: Learning from Feedback Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAsSession 7 Using MSDLAs to Review SIOPSession 8: Demonstrating My Knowing of Integrating Content and Language InstructionFamily, School, & Community Partnerships Session 1 Community, Assumptions, and PTA StandardsSession 2: Preparing to Cross BordersSession 3: Family and Community EngagementSession 4: CollaborationSession 5: Exploring Community ResourcesSession 6: High Expectations for English LearnersSession 7: Responding to Student and Family NeedsSession 8: Advocating for Students and Families

Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAs

They will have 55 min to work on their MSDLAs. Remind them that this is the last time they will be given class time to complete this project and additional finishing touches will need to be done independently. 

LA 6.1 (10 min): Sharing My Learning and Professional Development The shower of ideas is about instructional conversation this week. Write down what they say as you go. 

LA 6.2 (40 min): Presentation on SEP—Instructional Conversation The group you met with last week presents Instructional Conversation to the class. It needs to answer the question: How can I use instructional conversation in my MSDLAs so all learners have access? 

LA 6.3 (50 min): Creating MSDLAs to Teach SIOP Principles  You need to assign students to small groups (of 2-3, depending on the size of the class) and each group should be assigned a chapter from SIOP—2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 (notice no one is assign chapter 1 it is the introduction). They have 50 minutes to create a center that will teach their chapter. The center will be enacted next week in LA 7.2 and needs to be no more than 12-14 minutes. They need to create a student task card for the center to be posted and arrange to bring materials needed to create a product at the center. Once they finish the center for next week, they move on to the MSDLAs to complete them. 

LA 6.4 (55 min) : Working on Your MSDLA Project Once they finish their center for next week’s center rotation on SIOP, they can work on completing all the paperwork needed for the major assignment, MSDLAs. Remind them that LA 1.4—Major Assignments—is where they can find all the forms needed to complete their MSDLA major assignment. They have 80 minutes to work on this and you should rotate students to answer questions and make suggestions. Remind them that they can access the parts of the assignment in LA 1.4--major projects. 

Homework Review (5 min) 

HW 6.1: Reflection on My Practice in Developing ELs’ Content and Language Proficiency This is the weekly reflection. Have them follow the instructions as they are in the homework activity. 

HW 6.2: Creating a Self Portrait Students need to think about their journey in becoming the teacher they are today in relationship to teaching ELs. They need to consider their identity as a teacher, their beliefs, dispositions, and practices and who they are as a teacher. They can use whatever media or materials to make this visual self-portrait. Bring this visual to class to share with others.  

HW 6.3: Build and Refine Your Final MSDLA Students are referred to the three videos they watched in last week’s homework about culturally responsive pedagogy to consider how them might improve their MSDLA assignment to include adjustment regarding that topic. They should make those adjustments wherever needed in their centers. They also need to review HW 7.3 now so they can schedule a time to try out the entire MSDLA if they can, if not then 2 or 3 centers so they can reflect on their work.  

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