Engaging in Action Research Toward Equity for Multilingual Learners


4 PLUs | 45 Participants Maximum

This offering is available in two different formats:

  1. Two, one-day workshops with at least one month in between, or;
  2. One, one-day workshop with two follow-up webinars with at least 4-6 weeks in between.

Equity for Multilingual Learners (MLs)* requires teachers to create culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments and facilitate rigorous learning that is appropriately supported. 

Learning Outcomes

In (and as a result of) this two-part workshop, participants will: 

  • Identify equitable teaching and learning practices 
  • Collaborate to create, evaluate, and revise an action plan 
  • Describe how they engage(d) in action research to promote equity**

Learning Tasks

In the initial face-to-face workshop, participants will:

  • Build common understanding of equity and equitable practices 
  • Identify an area of need that can be addressed by one of three CREDE*** standards 
  • Identify a change in practice to promote equity to a greater extent
  • Understand action research as a process
  • Create an action plan and tools to collect information on the implementation of their plans, including a personal reflection, peer observation form, and a student survey

 Between sessions, participants will:

  • Implement action plan
  • Collect evidence on the implementation of their plans 

During subsequent session(s), participants will:

  • Analyze evidence gathered between sessions
  • Evaluate effectiveness of change(s) in practice
  • Revise implementation OR  Identify a new change
  • Create a new action plan and tools to collect evidence of implementation and impact of their plans

 *“Multilingual Learners” was selected to intentionally embrace the assets students are bringing to the educational setting with their varied languages. 

**The action-research process used in this workshop is applicable to participants attending as individuals, or as pairs working in a collaborative context.

*** Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence

Interested in bringing this workshop to your school or district?

For more information on prices and scheduling, please visit the WCEPS Site or contact pdinfo@wida.us.