31 min

S4/E30: Reimagining EL Education: Professional Learning and Family Engagement to Support the Whole Child with Lynmara Colón Highest Aspirations

    • Education

What can districts do to support educators with relevant professional learning to help mitigate learning loss associated with school closures?  Why might family engagement be more important than ever and what can schools do to establish and strengthen relationships? How do we use this experience to emphasize the importance of taking a true whole child approach? 



We discuss these questions and much more with Lynmara Colón, Director of English Learners at Prince Williams County Public Schools, VA. Lynn also brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal—positions she has held since joining education in 2003. As principal of an elementary school in 2014, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy, personalized learning, and collaborative learning teams.  



This is Lynn's second appearance on the Highest Aspirations podcast. You can find her first episode titled "Run Schools Like Disney" here. You can find more information on the how Prince Williams County Schools is supporting home learning on this comprehensive website.



For more information and free resources to help engage English learners and their families from wherever they are, visit the Ellevation Distance Learning Website here.


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What can districts do to support educators with relevant professional learning to help mitigate learning loss associated with school closures?  Why might family engagement be more important than ever and what can schools do to establish and strengthen relationships? How do we use this experience to emphasize the importance of taking a true whole child approach? 



We discuss these questions and much more with Lynmara Colón, Director of English Learners at Prince Williams County Public Schools, VA. Lynn also brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal—positions she has held since joining education in 2003. As principal of an elementary school in 2014, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy, personalized learning, and collaborative learning teams.  



This is Lynn's second appearance on the Highest Aspirations podcast. You can find her first episode titled "Run Schools Like Disney" here. You can find more information on the how Prince Williams County Schools is supporting home learning on this comprehensive website.



For more information and free resources to help engage English learners and their families from wherever they are, visit the Ellevation Distance Learning Website here.


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/highest-aspirations/message

31 min

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