According to a survey, all school employees would like to receive more training. Read more in Survey Demands More PD for EL Educators at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/12/more_pd/
The survey also found that:
- Only 39% of teachers and administrators strongly agree they have received sufficient EL training and professional development, and 82% of all respondents indicate that they are spending their own personal time and effort to develop their skills to meet their EL students’ needs.
- Newer EL educators (those who have worked in EL education for less than two years) are significantly less confident than more experienced educators in their EL training and development, with only 36% of new respondents feeling they have received enough professional development compared to 70% of more experienced educators.
Digital and Adaptive Learning Tools Viewed as Most Effective for EL Instruction
With diverse language, cultural and educational backgrounds of EL students, teachers continue to use curated and customized learning materials, which can be more time-consuming and challenging to develop.