Workshop Format

Great Minds Think Differently: Leveraging the Benefits and Addressing the Challenges of a Heterogeneous ELL Classroom

Overview | Workshop Format | Sessions | Resource Guide | Outcomes

These workshops are designed to take place once a week during an afterschool professional development session over the course of approximately 2 months.  They can also be delivered as an intensive 2-3 day workshop series. Intensive workshops do not enable participants to do the “homework” in their own classrooms and receive instructional guidance and feedback over a two month period. Ideally, the workshops are coupled with coaching in the classroom that would provide support and follow up on the ideas and strategies reviewed during the workshop.

Each session contains the following:

  • A set of clear objectives for that particular workshop
  • A homework share from the previous session
  • An activity or series of activities and review of resources related to that session’s topic
  • A homework assignment asking participants to incorporate what they learned in their own classroom or in a project they are planning to teach