Guidebook for Environmental Educators
Working with Second Language Learners
Second language learners are a significant part of the school-age population in Colorado. These students achieve more when their classroom teachers are trained in concepts and techniques that encourage success in second language learners.
Facilitating a Sheltered English Workshop? See our
Sheltered English Workshop planning page.
For many years, facilitators Professor Nancy Commins and Rafael Salgado, director of the
Cal-Wood Education Center, have been developing and testing unique approaches to sheltering English while training teachers with Project WILD and Project Learning Tree. They have compiled their insights and methods in this resource,
Sheltered Instruction Using Project WILD and Project Learning Tree: Providing Access to Environmental Education for Second Language Learners.
First published in 2004 and updated in 2011 by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, this document focuses on concepts and methods that are applicable to providing sheltered English instruction in environmental education and other settings as well as being useful in native language settings.
Linked to the left, under Helpful Links, is a collection of images referenced in the booklet and used in activities.
If you would like to follow-up on this topic, contact Jennifer Standlee.