Capstone Project Title
Vivian Johnson, Melissa Erikson
The Minnesota Legislature LEAPS Act in 2014 mandates professional development for all teachers of English Language Learners (ELL). Many regular education teachers feel inadequate to successfully meet the needs of ELL students who are in their classrooms for most of the day. This project shares the research of best practices strategies for teaching ELL students based on WIDA standards. It provides a year long professional development (PD) plan based on research that states teacher learning needs to be interactive and ongoing to be implemented successfully. The PD gives specific strategies with time to discuss and implement these strategies with coaching and peer support.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, Literacy, Reading
Hartokolis, Beth, "Teaching English Language Learners In The Regular Education Classroom: A Professional Development Plan" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 240.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects