Meeting the Challenges of the Common Core for English Language Learners, led by Dr. Timothy Shanahan
Session Description As we transition to the Common Core standards, English language learners will face additional challenges: ELLs have to learn the curriculum at the same time they are learning English. The new standards raise many questions for school leaders: How can schools support their ELLs to build effective literacy skills for informational text? What scaffolds work best with helping ELLs engage in close reading? What resources are available for school leaders and teachers of ELLs? In this workshop, Dr. Timothy Shanahan, professor of urban education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and director of the UIC Center for Literacy, will explore specific challenges that ELLs will encounter and offer school leaders ideas about how to raise achievement for ELLs.
Materials See session video above.