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SEDE: Unlocking English Learners' Potential

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Course Description

  • Sedalia Elementary certified staff members at Sedalia will be reading Unlocking English Learners’ Potential Strategies for Making Content Accessible by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder. We will complete two chapters every two weeks and will use our Thursday meeting times to view the WIDA Guiding Principles video, discuss what resonates with us related to the Guiding Principles, discuss the chapters, and how the book connects to each principle by making connections and sharing celebrations.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Nancy Wensuc
  • Credit(s) and Type: 10 Hours Relicensure | English Language Development


Target Audience

  • Sedalia Elementary Certified Staff


Date, Time & Location

  • Date: 3.11.2021: Introduction to book
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Date: 3.25.2021: Chapters 1-2
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Date: 4.8.2021: Chapters 3-4
  • Time:8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Date 4.26.2021: Chapters 5-6
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Date: 5.6.2021: Chapters 7-9 | WIDA Guiding Principle Connections
  • Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Location: Sedaila Elementary Room 106


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Unlocking English Learners’ Potential Strategies for Making Content Accessible book will challenge teachers’ understanding of culturally diverse instruction, development, and growth mindset characteristics.
  • Ultimately, the goal for this book study is to improve student outcomes through research-based strategies.