MALP® is being implemented in a variety of programs that address the needs of students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) as well as other struggling culturally and linguistically diverse learners. MALP® is a culturally responsive teaching approach that supports curriculum, instruction and assessment, encouraging struggling learners to engage in the classroom.
Many organizations and educational institutions have contacted us for training, mentoring of teachers, and development of MALP® curriculum-specific projects. We have worked with school districts, professional development centers, adult education programs, community based organizations, professional associations, and institutions of higher education. In all cases, we determine the needs of the student population and tailor the implementation of MALP® accordingly.
Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Education Program: Minneapolis, MN
- MALP® professional development training for teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
State K-12 Education Agency: Massachusetts Department of Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Consultants to the SLIFE Working Group
- Provide overview of MALP® and Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Lead development of state guidance document on SLIFE, including definition, intake process, exit criteria, programming, instruction, resources, and assessment
Adult Education Program: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Pittsburgh, PA
- LESLLA (Low Educated Second Language Literacy for Adults) Partnership
- Series of site visits with follow-up debriefings and analysis of lessons and projects
- Online mentoring, distance training with journaling and completed MALP Teacher Planning Checklist©