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  • AEMP Professional Development 

     
    These professional development opportunities will provide teachers of MELD and leaders at AEMP schools with innovative, research-based instructional strategies and materials to create Culturally and Linguistically Responsive learning environments that improve the academic outcomes of Standard English Learners.
     
    2020 Summer Institute 2020 Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Virtual Summer Institute
     
    Saturday, June 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
     
    Open to K-12 Teachers and Administrators at AEMP Schools
     
    For further information, see flyer.
     
    Contact your school's SEL Data Coordinator to register.
     
      
     
     
    MPI Flyer 2020 Virtual Master Plan Institute for English Learners and Standard English Learners
    MMED will be offering a five-day professional development on EL and SEL programs and services to TSP Advisors, EL Designees, Title III Coaches, Newcomer Coaches, and Standard English Learner Coaches.
     
    Session 1:
    Tuesday, 6/16/2020 - Monday, 6/22/2020
    Session 2: 
    Wednesday, 7/29/2020 - Tuesday, 8/4/2020
    *PD will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous modules.
     
    For further information, see flyer.
     
     
     
     
     
    Webinar: 5 Ways to Know if You Are Linguistically Responsive
    by Dr. Sharroky Hollie
    Access Dr. Sharroky Hollie's webinar on validating home language by simply entering your name and email address. This would be a great webinar to present to staff, especially with regard to why AEMP schools screen for home language features and teach Mainstream English Language Development: 5 Ways to Know if You Are Linguistically Responsive
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    from "Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning" by Sharroky Hollie
     
    Responsive Vocabulary - 1) validate and affirm by "honor[ing] the words that students bring from home"; 2) use research-based strategies; 3) use the personal thesaurus and personal dictionary (127).
     
    Responsive Management - "The objective of CLR as it applies to classroom management is to increase student engagement and decrease management issues with responsive strategies and activities" (23).
     
    Responsive Literacy - "...supplementing your instruction with culturally responsive texts..." (173). "A culturally authentic text is a piece of fiction or nonfiction that illuminates the authentic, cultural experiences of a particular cultural group...The language, situations, and illustrations have to depict culture in an authentic manner..." (176).
     
    Responsive Language - "Students are allowed to make choices around cultural and linguistic behaviors dependent on the situation without giving up or sacrificing what they consider to be their base culture or language" (245).
     
    Responsive Environment - "...moving your environment toward a more culturally responsive setting" (246). Focus on "physical attraction, arrangement, and atmosphere" (289).