Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators

Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators

By: Diane Staehr Fenner (author)Paperback

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Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K-12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: *A shared sense of responsibility for EL success-Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served *An overview for administrators-Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs *Advocacy for ELs' success beyond Grade 12-Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions

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About Author

Diane Staehr Fenner is the president of DSF Consulting, LLC, a woman-owned small business dedicated to the achievement of English learners (ELs). Her company provides professional development, designs curriculum, conducts research, and serves clients through technical assistance. Clients include the American Federation of Teachers, the American Museum of Natural History, the Center for Applied Linguistics, the National Education Association, the Peace Corps, several state departments of education, many school districts, and the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Staehr Fenner frequently partners with the American Institutes for Research on projects that support ELs. She serves as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) program coordinator for TESOL International Association, where she oversees the application of TESOL's P-12 Professional Teaching Standards to English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher licensure programs throughout the nation. Prior to forming DSF Consulting, Dr. Staehr Fenner gained research and EL policy experience at George Washington University's Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Her instructional background includes a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She writes a popular blog that provides practical information and strategies for teachers of ELs for the Colorin Colorado website. Her first book published by Corwin Press was Advocating for English learners: A guide for educators (2014). She coauthored a book with Natalie Kuhlman that was published by TESOL International Association, titled Preparing Effective Teachers of English Language Learners (2012). Dr. Staehr Fenner is a frequent speaker at conferences across the nation. Watch Diane's Webinar: Advocating for English Learners: Sharing the Responsiblity and the Joy


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Need for Advocacy for English Learners 2. Creating a Shared Sense of Responsibility for Teaching English Learners 3. How ESL Teachers Can Collaborate to Expand Advocacy Efforts for ELs 4. Advocacy Overview for School and District Administrators 5. Increasing EL Families' Involvement Through Building Their Advocacy Capacity 6. Advocacy Through Effective Instruction of ELs 7. Advocating for ELs in Assessment 8. Advocacy for ELs' Success Beyond Grade 12 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781452257693
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781452257693
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 1452257698

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