Minnesota and Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Adult Basic Education (ABE) at the Minnesota Department of Education and the ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) at Hamline University are collaborating to implement a data-driven professional development process that involves collecting and analyzing data, identifying needs and priorities, developing appropriate activities, and evaluating outcomes. Because there existed little data on the over 1200 teachers and administrators who are part of the state ABE system, a statewide survey of ABE instructors and administrators was administered
to collect data necessary to inform the design and delivery of relevant and meaningful professional development. Nearly 700 practitioners responded to the survey, providing information
on the working conditions, classroom challenges and professional development needs of the adult ESL practitioners in Minnesota. Analysis of the data has yielded valuable insights to inform professional development planning and establish priorities to meet the needs of practitioners working with literacy-level through advanced-level ESL instruction.
Johnson, Kimberly A.; Marchwick, Kelly; Liden, Astrid.
Who are Minnesota’s Adult ESL Practitioners?.
Minnesota and Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
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