John Seidlitz is the author of the 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Classroom; Navigating the ELPS: Using the New Standards to Improve Instruction for English Learners; and a contributing author for The SIOP® Model for Teaching History-Social Studies for English Learners.
He is the co-author of numerous publications including ELs in Texas: What School Leaders Need to Know. John has been a member of the SIOP® National faculty and guest lecturer for many regional and national bilingual and ESL conferences. He also co-authored and presented The 7 Steps Study: Evaluation Program Effectiveness for Teaching English Learners at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
He taught social studies and ESL in Floresville, Texas where he served as a secondary ESL program coordinator. He also held the position of education specialist at ESC Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, John founded Seidlitz Education where he leads a team of educators and authors whose mission is Developing Language in Every Classroom.
7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Classroom (2nd Ed.)
This book provides a seven step process that creates a language-rich, interactive classroom environment, one in which all students can thrive and succeed.
ELs in Texas: What School Leaders Need to Know
The updated (Third Edition) of ELs in Texas: What School Leaders Need to Know responds to this need with an understanding of the overwhelming tasks required of school administrators, bilingual/esl coordinators, and instructional coaches/specialists on a daily basis.
ELLs in Texas: What Teachers Need to Know
This valuable resource will help you overcome barriers to parent participation, create an accessible, interactive classroom, prioritize language development, and focus on progress and proficiency.
Sheltered Instruction in Texas: Second Language Acquisition Methods for Teachers of ELs
This enhanced, comprehensive guide is designed to give teachers the tools they need to help English language learners improve their comprehension and ability to communicate using academic English in all content-area classrooms.