LA 2.6 Exploring MetaGoals and MetaStrategies for Standards for Effective Pedagogy--Center 3

Developing Collective Expertise


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 10  Minutes

Teachers will be able to design, create, and enact activity centers for their students. 

Students have participated in MSDLA centers in other courses in the endorsement and have read about designing activity centers. These centers wil deepen their knowledge.


  1. The MetaGoals and MetaStrategies Chart presents a matrix where two of the Standards for Effective Pedagogy, Lanaguage and Literacy Development and Challenging Activities, are presented as Meta Goals and the other three standards are presented as strategies for reaching these goals. 
  2.  As you fill in the matrix identify how the MetaGoal overlaps with the MetaStrategy in that cell of the chart.  
  3. Discuss whether this is an accurate representation of the inter-relationships among these standards. Consider how viewing the standards in this way impact your own teaching ELs.
  4. Now review the glossary and accompanying SPC-T which is a tool used to evaluate teaching using the Standards for Effective Pedagogy. Consider individually how you might improve. Discuss how thinking of the five standards as MetaGoals and MetaStrategies might increase your use of them in your teaching. 
  5. Consider the content, topic, standard you have selected in terms of this formulations of the five standards. How can thinking of these in this way support you as you design your MSDLAs?