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Communicate effectively with parents; develop skills that improve cross-cultural communication and understanding.
Improve classroom management: understand tacit student behavior and work to develop a productive learning environment.
Make grade-appropriate placements.
Develop culturally-responsive curricula.
Improve student interaction; help students become active participants rather than passive learners.
Recommended for K-12 teachers of Second Language Learners
Recommended for K-12 teachers of Second Language Learners
School culture varies significantly from country to country; yet, many of the differences are tacit rather than explicit. As a result, ELLs all too often gain access to the unwritten rules of their adoptive school culture by unwittingly making painful or embarrassing mistakes. Not only do such experiences delay the learner’s cultural adjustment process but it can negatively affect second language acquisition and overall academic growth.
The interactive workshop will focus on strategies that make this common and expected rite of passage less awkward and the “rules of school” more transparent, thus providing ELLs with a more expedient path to academic success and the dignity that they need and deserve.
Recommended for teachers and paraprofessionals
Participants will be able to do the following:
Describe what readers do when they read
Identify the major principles of second language acquisition and describe how they affect learning to read in English.
Give some reasons why learning to read is difficult.
Identify five components of successful reading programs
Identify and describe how teachers use four cueing systems as they read.
Recommended for K-12 Language Arts Teachers
1. Explore one’s own learning and “teaching” style and compare it to the different ways in which students learn and think.
2 Explore strategies to address different student styles in three specific curricular areas: Content, Process, and Products
3. Explore ways in which instruction that emphasizes student decision-making and research is more natural and effective than one in which students are served a “one-size-fits-all” curriculum.
4. Identify appropriate strategies that will move students to higher achievement levels.
5. Differentiate the same lesson for success at each level of language proficiency.
Recommended for all K-12 teachers
1. Explore key features of the brain and factors that link brain sense to common sense
2. Learn how to make learning meaningful ,
3. Learn how help students develop memory and focus strategies
4. Create a toolbox of strategies to help students transfer classroom learning to achieve success on tests and in real life, and
5. Learn the diet that supports brain health!
Recommended for all Teachers
Understand the role of vocabulary development in learning to read and the characteristics of effective instructional strategies to teach vocabulary
Define and describe the roles of sight vocabulary, cognates, and idioms in teaching reading to English language Learners
Identify characteristics of effective instructional techniques to teach vocabulary to ELLs
Select effective vocabulary learning techniques to use in the classroom
Concepts of Oral and Written words
Affixes and Suffixes
The Role of sight word vocabulary
Selecting vocabulary words to teach ELLs (Tier I, tier II and tier III)
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Understanding the Role that Reading fluency plays in Reading Comprehension
√ Define fluency and identify effective techniques to develop reading fluency for native English speakers and English language Learners
√ Describe ways to help native English speakers and English Language Learners build on their knowledge of how English works so they can become fluent readers
What is your Word Count Per minute?
Automaticity and Fluency
How to Develop Fluent Reading
Assessing students’ Oral Reading Fluency
Understanding how English works, how content is represented in print, and how to select and employ appropriate reading strategies and study skills to meet specific purposes.
√ Describe ways to help English language learners to build on their knowledge of how English works so they can read texts effectively and efficiently
√ Describe reading behaviors used by proficient and native English speakers and English language learners
√ Select effective strategies to teach content area reading and study skills to ELLs
Characteristics of Academic language
Building on and Expanding Students’ knowledge of how English works
Reading to learn
Content-area Reading & Ways to Adapt text
Helping students to develop reading strategies
1. Explore language development and content-specific issues as they relate to cultural understanding,
2.Address the challenge of teaching in multicultural classrooms,
3. Define language learning as an academic skill in learning content,
4 Introduce strategies for using content as a vehicle to teach language in an integrated approach.
5. Provide suggestions for:
√ modifying assignments
√ adapting personal teaching techniques
√ adapting classroom-based assessments
Viewing culture through different lenses
Communicating effectively with diverse populations
Improving parent/ student/ teacher interactions by becoming aware of objective data on selected countries
Understanding cultural behaviors gleaned from research-based information such as
√ family and name structures
√ cultural caveats
√ cultural patterns
√ student grouping strategies
√ acculturation vs. assimilation
Recommended for Teachers K-12: full day and Administrators: Half or full day sessions
• Reflect on cultural identities: how they are formed and how they affect teaching and learning
• Discuss cultural issues facing foreign students and their parents
• Identify elements that contribute to cultural change and those that make change almost impossible
• Provide tools to Improve parent/ student/counselor interactions by becoming aware of objective
data on selected countries represented in Cultural Portraits
• Evaluate actual transcripts and school records of foreign students in order to make grade
appropriate placements and award credit hours to high school students
• Understand research-based information about cultural behaviors such as: family, name structures ,
cultural caveats, cultural patterns, body language, numbers, dates, and gender gap.
Recommended for resource teachers and guidance counselors.
This Professional Development Program has three objectives:
1. Support content instruction for English Language Learners
2. Facilitate academic language learning for English language Learners
3. Work collaboratively with teachers and others in an instructional role
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The Cognitive Learning Model comes alive as participants become engaged in a learning process that is fun with significant ROI! Attention is given to listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as the lesson incorporates essential second language strategies including personalizing vocabulary, cognates, language and content standards, lesson delivery, student interaction and assessment.
Elementary ESOL and Dual Language teachers
1. Instructional Models
2. Benefits of dual language programs
3. Key features of effective dual language programs
4. Criteria for success