The Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide is designed to assist teacher teams in applying the evidence-based recommendations in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School educator's practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse.
The facilitator's guide employs a five-step lesson cycle that encourages professional learning communities to debrief, define, explore, experiment, and reflect and plan. Educators will build their knowledge of the strategies in the English learner practice guide through a variety of activities, such as analyzing reading selections and discussing teaching vignettes. The toolkit of materials includes 31 handouts and 23 videos that show teachers applying the practice guide recommendations at three grade levels.
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