Principle 5: Establishing an Equitable & Inclusive School Learning Environment
Bridging Oracy and Literacy for English Learners: A Writing Focus
An apprenticeship approach to writing instruction provides the foundation for this session. It is a framework designed to scaffold academic writing instruction through extensive reading, interactive discussions, and a focus on the purpose, organizational structure, and language features of a particular genre. It can be adapted to different grade levels and content areas, enabling English learners to become effective and informed writers across the curriculum.
Principle 2: Engage in Effective Pedagogical Practices
Formative Assessment Practices to Promote Content Learning and Language Development
Effective classroom-based formative assessment practices enable teachers to gauge student growth toward mastery based on learning goals and success criteria, which students can also use to monitor their progress and self-assess. The model of formative assessment used in this session is particularly effective for English learners since they often enter the classroom environment at various educational backgrounds and proficiency levels.
Principle 3: Enhance Professional Development to Improve Pedagogical Practices
Practical Approaches to Supporting English Learners in Content Classrooms
These interactive sessions offer participants approaches to combining English language development standards and science and mathematics practices. Participants develop a common understanding of academic language expectations and explore strategies to foster a language-rich environment. Through hands-on experiments and analysis of language embedded within the content and practices, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to engage language learners of a variety of proficiency levels.
IN PERSON EVENT - Falmouth, MA - Download the PDF Flyer
Location: Falmouth High School (Library), 874 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm ET | Coffee and lunch will be provided
Cost: $450, or $800 for two days
Principle 4: Leverage a Variety of Resources to Meet the Needs of English Learners
Building Community with Multilingual learners through Family Engagement
This session explores the value of building community and examines the components of effective family partnerships. Content includes creating an environment that leverages families as reliable resources for engaging students and honoring culture to foster an inclusive learning community.