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I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. I majored in Spanish Education with a minor in English as a Second Language. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in Curriculum and Instruction in 1997.
I have been teaching since 1993. I have been teaching English Language Learners in Menomonee Falls since 2002. This year I am traveling between Riverside Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School. I work in the regular classrooms with English Language Learners and provide small group instruction to English Language Learners.
The best way to reach me is through email firstname.lastname@example.org. I check email several times a day and will respond promptly. You may also reach me by phone at 262-255-8484. I am both Valley View and Riverside every day.
SDMF English Language Learner (ELL) Department PDSA Cycle:
PLAN: Our Mission Statement
As an ELL department, we will support the mission of each classroom in which our students are learning.
Our Learning Goal
100% of ELLs will achieve their target growth scores as measured through the MAP Spring 2014 and 2014 ACCESS for ELLs tests.
Student Learning Targets
The ELL students work to achieve progress annually on their language proficiency in the four domains of English as outlined in the Student Individual Language Plan (ILP).
ELL Teachers will:
· Support the content goal of the classrooms we work in.
· Work specifically with ELLs on breaking down, previewing/reviewing, scaffolding and clarifying the language input from class (written, spoken, read, and heard language).
· Share strategies and ideas with classroom teachers that will specifically increase the understanding and abilities of ELLs in regards to the content being learned.
ELL students will:
· Work on learning and applying the concepts learned in class, while paying specific attention to the language requirements to succeed.
· Do their best to communicate in all language domains (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) their understanding.
· Express their need for assistance, both to the ELL teacher, and to their classroom teachers.
· Common assessments
· ACCESS for ELLs results (to see growth in English usage annually)
· MAP Scores/Running Records
· Classroom Achievement/Grades
· Based on the results of the previously mentioned assessments, we continue to work in short cycles (and longer cycles for the more long-term assessments) to verify with students and teachers which strategies and supports helped them achieve the desired learning, and what needs to be removed/added/changed to better serve their learning needs the following cycle.
· After the annual ACCESS test is complete the teachers will evaluate student progress and readjust the students Individual Language Plan (ILP) for the following year. A sample ILP is linked under the Student Learning Targets section above.
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