Home and School Connections

The asset-based approach contrasts with the deficit-based model that once dominated how many viewed second language learners. Schools and educators can help close the inequity gap faced by our diverse student population by exhibiting asset-based behaviors and expectations, focusing on viewing cultural and linguistic differences as assets and not deficits.Imagine you have been asked to plan a schoolwide event leveraging home and school connections for ELL families. In 150 words, create a proposal of the event to submit to your school principal that addresses the following:Part 1: Schoolwide Event ProposalTitle, description, and rationale of the eventAgenda, including time frames and activitiesEquipment and suppliesPart 2: Cultural ConnectionsIn addition to the proposal, write 500 words justifying how the event supports each of the following:Cultural influences, cultural competence, and social-emotional needs of ELLs in teaching and learningIntentional strategies for family and community engagement that support and highlight the assets of home language, communication, family involvement, and culture to build family, community, and school partnershipsInclusive school and classroom environment taking into consideration language acquisition and key environmental factors such as family, community practices, and the role of culture in student learningThe role that family and community practices have in influencing language learningAlignment to asset-based behaviors and expectationsSupport your proposal with 2-3 scholarly resources.