As a director/professional development provider
With an explicit focus on leadership, capacity building, and professional learning, over 70 experts answer 83 questions educators are asking about teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the classroom, program, and policy levels. The guide is useful in three ways:
- As a quick reference for administrators, teachers, and leadership teams (e.g., to answer a specific question such as, “How long does it take an ELL to learn English?”, that has arisen at school)
- For specific program development and improvement (e.g., leadership team members might develop an action plan with the help of the guide)
- Professional development (e.g., PD staff might use one of the questions and responses as the basis for a discussion as to how to resolve this issue at their school)
In addition to its other resources—guiding principles, surveys for reflection and action, recommended readings—this practical guide includes an entire chapter devoted to leadership and professional development.