Starting in September, the ELL department will host a monthly ESL/Bilingual District PLC Meeting that will take place at the North Waco Training Center.
ESL/Bilingual District PLCs will have a set agenda with room for autonomy and will be data, product and action driven. The focus of the ESL/Bilingual District PLCs for the 2015-2016 school year will the science of reading instruction and adaptations of instructional practices to increase the literacy skills of ELLs. A collaborative professional learning model will be used with specific literacy based professional learning topics offered throughout the school year.
The first ESL/Bilingual District PLC meeting will take place on September 8 from 4-5 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be Guided Reading, an essential component of the Balanced Literacy Block and sound instructional adaptations for ELLs.
Each month’s ESL/Bilingual District PLC Meeting agenda will posted on the ELL Department webpage.