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ELL, ESL, and Multilingual Learning

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kristina rose baker

on 5 August 2014

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Transcript of ELL, ESL, and Multilingual Learning

1. Connecting with local organizations and programs

2. ELL and cultural competence specific training for museum staff

3. Pre-museum visit online resources

4. Beginning to create partnerships to test out and implement ELL lesson plans in K-12 school tours
ELL- "English Language Learners"

ESL- "English as a Second Language"

So what are ELL, ESL, and Multilingual learners?
Growing ELL's
1 in 5 Rhode Island Residents speak a language other than English at home
Kristina Rose Baker
ELL, ESL, and Multilingual Learning at the RISD Museum
Students whose first language is not English, and who are in the process of acquiring English
-Rhode Island State Data Center. 2013.
-United States Census Bureau. 2012.
-Rhode Island Kids Count. 2010-2011
-Rhode Island Department of Education
In Providence, 32.1 % speak a language other than English
Spanish or Spanish-Creole
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
Other Languages
(many languages compose each category within this simple breakdown)
ELL K-12- "Fastest-growing population of public school students in the U.S."
Providence school district- 17% of students recorded as ELL learners
From The American Association of Museums;
Demographic Transformation and the Future of Museums
Interactive Lesson Plans
Dynamic cross-cultural exchange between students, educators, and art objects
Dialogue that promotes listening and understanding
Development of knowledge about diverse histories and cultures
Strengthening of English language skills through learner-centered interactive activities
Opportunities for personal and cultural relationships with works of art
Development of cultural competence by learning from each other and works of art
Julie Nora (Director)
Alison Plump (Visual Arts Educator)
1. Participation structures within the museum- empowering students to use language
2. Diversity in the museum staff and docents
3. Museum use in teaching Common Core Standards
4. Pre-museum visit staff preparation; asking teachers the right questions
Maria Pacheco (Executive Director of Brown's Education Alliance, Principal Investigator and co-director of New England Equity Assistance Center)
1. Training staff to be culturally sensitive and responsive
2. Cultural connections to artwork and curriculum
3. Best techniques when teaching and learning with ELL's
4. Equity- disproportionate opportunities for minorities
Lou-Ann Broadmeadow (ESL Coordinator of Cumberland Schools)
1. ELL sensitive programs at the RISD museum
2. Online pre-visit lesson plans and materials for teachers, students, and families
3. Cultural competence of teachers and museum educators
4. Creating partnerships to launch an ELL program
Where do we go from here?
Cultural Competence
(as defined by the National Education Association)
1. Valuing Diversity

2. Being culturally self-aware

3. Dynamics of difference

4. Having background knowledge of students culture

5. Institutionalizing cultural knowledge and adapting to diversity
(Rhode Island Department of Education)
Multilingual- many ELL's speak more than just two languages
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