This teacher education and professional development module unpacks the notion of “deep learning” and contrasts it to outdated conceptions of the education adolescent learners of English as an additional language require. Moving beyond the goal of “college and career readiness” this module explores the importance of oracy development.
Persistent differences in academic achievement outcomes point to the need to address systemic barriers and accelerate learning for English Learners. Two lines of inquiry guide four principal studies.
What policies, practices, and courses are associated with English Learners’ access to the general curriculum?
How can curriculum resources strengthen the learning opportunities and experiences of both teachers and English Learners as they engage in disciplinary practices?
Whether you are a classroom teacher, educator, policy maker, district superintendent, state education leader, or researcher, we strive to provide you with the resources that can assist you in improving educational outcomes for secondary English Learners.