Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
This project aims to solve the issue that many English Language Learner Teachers face when it comes to their English Language Learners. Many immigrant students also come from a home where the language usually spoken is one other than English, or who speak a language other than English but also have experienced interrupted schooling, also known as SLIFE students (MN Department of Education, 2019). Using the works of EL methodology to best prepare teachers though the practices of the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm (MALP), along with culturally relevant ideas to approach vocabulary and assessment instruction used by Beck and Gottlieb to provide ideas and resources for teachers. The goal for this project is to create a virtual platform, in the form of a website, in order to support teachers of English learners with interrupted formal education and to answer the question, “what are the necessary tools to provide to teachers to help them in preparation for teaching students with interrupted formal education at the primary level?” Creating this type of platform will enhance teacher education and resources by doing two things: provide them with access to resources that can best help improve their students' learning and provide educational tips and information on how to best serve the needs of SLIFE learners at the elementary through secondary levels.
Bozoian, Makayla Marie, "SLIFE Students and Teacher Preparedness" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 421.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects