The PSU Adult ESOL Lab School is now planning for an
exciting future direction that will begin to connect
the four Lab School professional development goals of
1) supporting reflective, evidence-based practice ,
2) using the MAELC with practitioners, policy-makers,
and researchers, 3) connecting practitioners, policy-makers
and researchers so that each can inform the work of
the others, and 4) disseminating research results.
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The project calls for joint training of practitioners
together with state professional developers on the use
of the MAELC for professional development. The specific
goal is to help practitioners better understand and
use research emerging from the Lab School and to begin
to have a voice in providing feedback on that research.
By bringing in state professional developers, who are
sometimes also the state directors or have close communications
with them, an informal connection is developed to inform
state policy about the needs of adult ESOL practitioners
and the potential role of Lab School research in improving
practice and policy. In addition, state professional
developers will be able to provide input to Lab School
research and to practitioners in their state about important
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