Monday, 27 October 2014 10:21

Key Principles for ELL Instruction: What All Teachers Need to Know & Do

Presented by: Dr. Virginia P. Rojas. Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. American School of Warsaw.

How can English learners' access the knowledge and skills necessary for grade-level academic achievement? How can all teachers work together to get this work done?

In this one-day institute, participants will:

  • review key principles for effective ESL instruction;
  • develop a professional knowledge base on academic language proficiency development along with specific instructional tools to challenge English learners not to have "the right answer" but to construct "the right answer with the right language" in all subject areas;
  • build an instructional repertoire for leveraging English learners' primary languages, cultural assets, and prior knowledge;
  • cultivate a ’differentiation mindset' not as events but as a way of daily classroom life;
  • cultivate a 'progressive scaffolding mindset' not as events but as a way of daily classroom life; and
  • cultivate a 'language-growth assessment mindset' not as events but as a way of daily classroom life.

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