Competency 010: The ESL teacher knows how to serve as an advocate for ESL students and facilitate family and community involvement in their education.
The beginning ESL teacher:
Applies knowledge of effective strategies advocating educational and social equity for ESL students (e.g., participating in LPAC and Admission, Review and Dismissal [ARD] meetings, serving on Site-Based Decision Making [SBDM] committees, serving as a resource for teachers).
Understands the importance of family involvement in the education of ESL students and knows how to facilitate parent/guardian participation in their children’s education and school activities.
Applies skills for communicating and collaborating effectively with the parents/guardians of ESL students in a variety of educational contexts.
Knows how community members and resources can positively affect student learning in the ESL program and is able to access community resources to enhance the education of ESL students.
Advocacy on many levels
The statements in this competency name several different ways a teacher can serve as an advocate for ELLs.
The video on the next module illustrates advocacy as a resource on the campus level.