Summer 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Kelly Killorn-Moravec

Content Expert

Kate McNulty


The research question for this project was: what is the best format and content for a professional development class designed to help middle school content teachers improve their skill-set for teaching ELL writing? After presenting literature on different types of professional development as well as best practices for teaching ELL writing, a modified version of train-thetrainer was used to develop four professional development sessions. The sessions were designed to be presented in a school by that school's ELL teachers and they each have a separate focus: background information, pre-writing strategies, during writing strategies, and post-writing strategies. The project contains slides and a presenter's guide as well as an observation tool to be used during observations between the professional development sessions.

Project Type

Professional Development

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Education Commons