EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

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ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTING 

NEWCOMER AUDIT & ESL DESIGN SERVICES

  • Survey and detailed analysis of current programming 

  • Recommendations for defining and refining services

  • Essential tools and resources for EL intake, placement, assessment, curriculum, teacher evaluation, parent engagement and community resources

  • Creation/review of NC Policy and Procedures Handbook

  • Tailored to meet the needs of each individual district and/or school population

PD WORKSHOP 1 

REFUGEE, IMMIGRANT & MiGRANT OVERVIEW / ADVOCATING FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS’ RIGHTS

  • Refugee, immigrant and migrant distinctions

  • Refugee resettlement processes

  • A brief history of English language learning pedagogy in the United States 

  • Local and national resources available to Newcomer students and their families.

  • Overview of rights guaranteed to all students

  • Mechanisms for involvement and advocacy on behalf of multi-cultural learners

PD WORKSHOP 2

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING & LEARNING

  • Interactive biases workshop

  • Intensive examinations of key cultural value systems, customs, norms and expectations

  • Mitigating adverse implications of contrasting cultural norms in order to support post-resettlement academic and integration success. 

  • Building and maintaining a school culture that celebrates and nourishes diversity

PD WORKSHOP 3 

MITIGATING CULTURALLY SENSITIVE TRAUMA

  • Naming trauma as a form of transition shock

  • Classroom indicators for transition stress and extreme grief

  • Transition shock & the learning brain 

  • Transition shock and language acquisition

  • Cultural implications for mitigating transition shock

  • Teacher tools & strategies for diffusing the effects of trauma

  • In-school and off-campus resources for care related to trauma, stress, grief and transition

PD WORKSHOP 4

SHELTERED INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMER & ESL LEARNERS

  • Embedded language learning across all curricula

  • Essential elements of sheltered instruction

  • Crafting Content-Language Objectives

  • Language rich / balanced stimuli learning environments

  • Lesson planning through the SIOP framework

  • Oral production and Co-operative learning structures 

  • 21st century learning infusions for ELLs

  • Multicultural classroom resources

PD WORKSHOP 5

REACHING & TEACHING GIFTED MULTI-CULTURAL LEARNERS

  • Tools for identifying gifted English Language Learners

  • Increasing educational choice to spur academic growth

  • Instructional strategies that engage gifted multi-cultural students

  • Keys to unlocking the full potential of all students

  • Engaging EL parents as stakeholders in their child’s education

  • Assessments and data analysis of gifted ELLs

PD WORKSHOP 6

EL PARENT ENGAGEMENT

  • Applying an asset-based lens to EL family engagement

  • Opening lines of school-to-home communication

  • Creating authentic opportunities for exchange

  • Recognizing and harnessing families' funds of knowledge

  • Building capacity for increased ESL parent voice and leadership

  • Taking part in meaningful teacher home visits

  • Facilitating positive perceptions from school-home and home-school.

  • Building capacity for teachers as community ambassadors

  • Fostering a community-wide culture of respect, inclusion & understanding