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WORDSMART: Powerful Vocabulary Development for ELLs

This vocabulary workshop drills down into research on teaching vocabulary development and its startling impact on ELLs. Attendees are shown new ideas to enhance the most important area of language arts.

Using Technology with ELLs

This exciting offering helps teachers of ELLs use technology to scaffold students to their highest potential.

Strategies for Teaching ELLs

This course includes background information on language acquisition, cooperative learning techniques to enhance oral and written output, authentic assessment strategies, and much more.

Response to Intervention and Instruction for ELLs

Some ELLs need additional instructional support beyond mainstream instruction. This workshop shares guidelines for effective tier I instruction of ELLs, as well as research-based strategies for providing tier II and tier III interventions.

Response to Intervention for ELLs

At some point in every ELL teacher’s career, a student will present him/herself as one who struggles. Reach ELLs by enhancing tier I universal instruction, and gain tier II interventions that scaffold ELLs with content as they are acquiring English.

Providing Feedback on Content and Language in the Classroom

Teachers must also understand the appropriate time and way to provide feedback. This workshop includes ideas on how and when to provide feedback to ELLs on both content and language learning.

How Do I Best Meet the Needs of ELLs in My Classroom

The population of ELLs is rapidly increasing in our schools. This workshop reviews some of the foundational
knowledge regarding ELLs, such as language acquisition and proficiency levels.

Dynamic Teaching Strategies for ELLs

Learn must-have, research-proven strategies to help ELLs succeed. This engaging and informative workshop shows why rigorous vocabulary development is so important, plus how to generally maximize time spent with ELLs.

Differentiated Formative and Summative Assessment for ELLs

A variety of formative and summative assessment strategies, as well as ways to differentiate assessments for students at differing proficiency levels, are presented throughout this workshop.

Comprehensibility: Making Instruction Clear for ELLs

This workshop provides practical strategies for making content, language, and literacy instruction more accessible and comprehensible with standards in mind.

Close Reading with English Learners

This workshop highlights several of the challenges in implementing close reading with ELLs and presents potential solutions to these challenges.

Assessment and the ELL: What, Why, and How

This training workshop is designed to help teachers understand formative and summative assessments, what assessments should and should not be graded, and how to use homework to a student’s advantage.