Assessment Description Educators know the importance of continued development of
Educators know the importance of continued development of knowledge and skills; however, teachers often feel a disconnect to training, especially in the field of English as a Second Language. Typically, professional development is chosen by administration based on the needs of the school as a whole. As the number of English language learners (ELLs) continues to rise, ESL professional development is becoming a schoolwide need.
Research and choose one professional development opportunity (i.e., conference, online training, in-house book study, etc.) that pertains to educating ELLs.
Write a 250-500 word persuasive letter to the school principal or the school board president regarding needed professional development. Your letter should include:
Name and description of the PD opportunity you chose, including the purpose of the conference and how attending the conference will support higher learning outcomes for ELLs.
A description of how the PD supports educating ELLs according to legislation, policies, and state and national standards.
A description of how the PD would benefit the ESL and general education teachers in your school.
A description of how the PD could/should be successfully implemented in your school, including resources and innovative teaching strategies that would lead to higher educational outcomes for ELLs.
At least two other pieces of information you feel are relevant, increases the persuasive tone, and/or improves changes for approval.
Support your position with 3-5 scholarly resources andinclude a citation for the chosen PD.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.