OPEN NH has a new tutorial available:
ST-07 Developing An Effective Lau Plan for English Language Learners
The purpose of Developing Your Lau Plan for English Language Learners is to offer information and support to local education agencies (LEAs) about the federal responsibilities and state guidance regarding educational services for English Learners. In the Lau vs. Nichols Supreme Court Decision of 1974, the federal government determined LEAs are required to identify its ELLs, to design an effective program, to employ appropriate personnel, to align the instruction to state and local content standards, and to provide ongoing assessments to ascertain growth in English language proficiency and in the comprehension of academic content. The two units of this tutorial will guide you through the elements required in a Lau Plan as well as a review of examples of Lau Plans and methods and strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of your plan. At the end of each unit, there is a brief assessment. Once your assessments for both of the units are completed, you should send a Tutorial Completion Notice. Submission of this notice will trigger an evaluation of your engagement in the activities and assessments. Following this evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for 5 hours of professional development for this tutorial training.
Syllabus | Register: $25 Fee | 5 Professional Development hours
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