The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners
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The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®: K-12

Tuesday, 31 March |  9 am - 4 pm

180329-161303-JCCThis interactive workshop for K-12 teachers and administrators explores The 6 Principles framework in depth to deepen participants' understanding of second language acquisition, learner characteristics, conditions that promote language learning, lesson design and adaptation, assessment, and shared roles and responsibilities for learner success in both English and content area programs.

This 6-hour workshop will engage participants in understanding how to apply The 6 Principles Framework in order to:

  • Create optimal conditions for second language learning,
  • Use research on language development to guide instructional and assessment decision-making,
  • Build a culture of shared responsibility at their sites.

Who Should Attend?

English Teachers, Content Area Teachers, Coaches, Coordinators, Administrators and others interested in exemplary instruction for K-12 English learners.


This session focuses on the following professional development topics:

  • Knowledge of Second Language Acquisition
  • Creating optimal conditions for second language learning
  • Increasing knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Applying research-based practices for the instruction and assessment of English learners
  • Collaborating with staff to improve programs, policies and practices
  • Advocating for English learners and their families


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Kia Myrick McDaniel, Ed.D.

Dr. McDaniel has dedicated her career to supporting and developing equitable educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. She is currently the Coordinating Supervisor for Specialty Programs in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland, which educates over 26,000 English Learners. Previously, Dr. McDaniel held positions as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, ESOL teacher, Instructional Specialist, and Supervisor of ESOL. She also serves as an adjunct professor and consultant. In these roles, she conducts professional development workshops, designs and evaluates curriculum, and assists school districts and organizations in developing resources to meet the needs of English Learners.

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Linda Wesley, MA

Ms. Wesley is an instructor at the University of Oregon's American English Institute. She currently teaches online teacher-training courses and provides on-site teacher training for English language educators around the world. In her three decades of foreign language education, she has worked in K-12, junior college, and university environments.


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Registered participants will receive a copy of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: K-12. Additional resources related to the 6 Principles can be found here.



Early: 3 Feb

Advance: 3 Mar

After 3 Mar

Registration Fee




You do not have to register for the full TESOL convention to attend this workshop, but you do have to register for this event through the convention registration form.


If you have questions about the workshop, please contact TESOL Professional Learning.