Use the six elements in the toolkit to better understand students’ language and disability needs. In the toolkit: 1. Brief No. 2 – Applying the Framework: A Matrix for Educators to Address Students’ Language and Disability Needs; 2. Language and Disability Needs Framework; 3. Learning Matrix; 4. Using Verbs to Shape Your Objectives and Outcomes; 5. Student Language Builder; 6. Video: What Does Language Learning Look Like?
This verb list helps you consider where your students may need to start when accessing the content of your lesson. You can also use it to think about your target objectives for students’ language learning.
This framework helps you better understand how language and disability needs apply to each student, and how to customize instruction and assessments according to each student’s unique needs.
Brief No. 2: Applying the Framework: A Matrix for Educators to Address Students’ Language and Disability Needs
This brief applies the considerations of students’ language and disability needs while maintaining an environment where students continue to acquire language and deepen their understanding – all while using the Advancing ALTELLA Language and Disability Needs Framework and Advancing ALTELLA Learning Matrix.
Watch this dynamic, fun video, which is narrated by real-life ESL teacher Madison Leech, to learn how all the elements of Advancing ALTELLA Toolkit No. 1: Applying the Framework work together!
This matrix illustrates how a concept can be taught with increasing language demand. Use the matrix after assessing how a student accesses content based on their position in the Advancing ALTELLA Language and Disability Needs Framework.
The Student Language Builder is a planning guide that incorporates the Advancing ALTELLA Language and Disability Needs Framework, Advancing ALTELLA Learning Matrix, and shared goals to help develop an educational plan to support each student while increasing language demand. Download and print this PDF to use as you create student plans!
Advancing ALTELLA Snapshots are short, informative articles that highlight experts, educators, and topics of interest. This snapshot features Advancing ALTELLA expert Christopher Rivera and his perspective on teacher preparation and working with families of multilingual learners with significant cognitive disabilities.
This Question and Answer Session features an interview with Advancing ALTELLA expert Vitaliy Shyyan on the topics of universal design and accessibility.
This Question and Answer Session features an interview with Advancing ALTELLA expert Stephanie Cawthon on the topic of multilingual learners who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
This Question and Answer Session features an interview with Advancing ALTELLA expert Sheri Wells-Jensen on the topic of multilingual learners who are Blind/Visually Impaired.