Years ago it was the Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), then Equipped for the Future (EFF), followed by individual state ESL Standards and 21st Century Skills, and now College and Career Readiness Standards and English Language Proficiency Standards! How do teachers in the classroom make sense of all of these, how do they know what to emphasize and how does it all fit into the curriculum they are required to deliver to their students? Can the ideas in the various standards and initiatives be distilled into an approach that isn’t convoluted and overwhelming? The answer is “Yes, absolutely”! Good teaching is good teaching and now evidence-based strategies help us zero in on what is most important in the classroom. Learn in this webinar what is common in all these standards. Leave feeling optimistic and confident that you can meet the standards!
Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and Grammar Explorer. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013.