Capstone Project Title
Supporting Mainstream Teachers In Educating English Language Learners At The Secondary Level
Inclusion of English language instruction for English Language (EL) students in content courses is one way mainstream teachers can make their classrooms an equitable space. Yet, mainstream teachers may not have the educational background or training to effectively support simultaneous increases in academic performance and English language proficiency. The website developed for this capstone project provides mainstream teachers with tools to extend instructional reflection and knowledge beyond a peer coaching model. The website will be used by mainstream teachers who engage in coaching with the building’s licensed EL teacher. The website includes information on understanding EL demographics, legal obligations to all students, Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) data, and scaffolding. The website also hosts additional external resources teachers can use to learn more about a particular topic such as Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teaching (CRLT) and religious or cultural backgrounds of the EL population. It also features a place for teachers to do independent learning on topics such as how to use district provided services and writing academic language objectives. The goal of the project is to support mainstream teachers from a suburban district as they build their capacity in using best practices for EL academic achievement.
Achievement, ESL/ ELLs, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Multicultural Education
Slayhi, Qurina, "Supporting Mainstream Teachers In Educating English Language Learners At The Secondary Level" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 331.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects