• Foundations of Education for Emergent Bilinguals
  • Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs Strengths
  • Session Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELs
  • Session Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching
  • Session Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal Obligations
  • Session Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDA
  • Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School Game
  • Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My Learning
  • Session Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My Learning
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  • LA 2.1: Share Cultural Artifacts

    Small Group Share


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Communicate a personal acceptance of culture and acknowledge the dynamics of culture in the lives of all students.

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 30 Minutes

    Teachers understand that every person has a culture to be appreciated and that utilizing parts of students’ cultures as they work with ELs makes learning more accessible.

    After learning about culture and its impact on learning, students are ready to identify characteristics of themselves as cultural beings and bring artifacts and descriptions to share with others.


    1. Before class, set up your Cultural Artifacts with 3x5 cards on a table provided by the teacher. You have 15 minutes to peruse the artifacts others brought. 
    2. Working in your group, you will discuss what you learned (10 minutes)
    3. Now the facilitator will engage you in a shower of ideas where each group will share an idea or wonder you developed as you looked at the artifacts of your colleagues

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