An Interactive Program for ESL & Mainstream PreK-12 Teachers & Administrators
Saturday, 4 April 2020 - 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Join TESOL and a host of ELT experts for a full-day of hands-on, practice-oriented sessions that focus on concrete ways to increase student engagement.
All prek-12 teachers and administrators are welcome! From coteaching to assessment, gain new strategies, tools, and resources to help your English learners succeed.
Keynote Presentation (11:30 am–12:30 pm)
Equity of Access for English Learners
Presenter: Jana Echevarria, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
As English learners are the fastest growing population in our schools, it is more critical than ever that these students are provided access to the core curriculum, as well as teaching that accelerates their language development and literacy skills. In this session, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model will be presented as a means for creating an equitable education for English learners. Specific application to classroom instruction will be discussed, as well as research supporting SIOP’s effectiveness.
Jana Echevarria is Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach, California, USA. A founding researcher and creator of the SIOP Model, she has published widely on effective instruction for English learners. She is a member of California’s Reading Hall of Fame and was a Fulbright Specialist in Macedonia. Currently she serves as an expert on English learners for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Strands and Sessions
A: Newcomer and Refugee Concerns
B: Co-teaching and Collaborative Models
- Refugee Integration Survey and Evaluation: Findings and PreK-12 Applications
- Best Practices for Supporting New Arrivals
- Creating an EL Community of Resilient Learners: More than Academics
C: Multi-tiered Instructional Support
- Building Relationships - the Key to an Effective Professional Partnership
- Collaborative Instructional Strategies: Responding to Diverse Student Needs through Coteaching
- A Value-Added approach to Co-Teaching for English Learners
- Inclusive Parent Communication that Builds Family Literacy
D: Assessment and Data Literacy
- Growing Language and Literacy: Integrating Content and Language in K-8 Classes
- Key Considerations When Implementing MTSS with ELLs
- Using ELL Shadowing Data to Drive Instructional Change
- Distinguishing Difference from Disabilities in ELs: Instruction, Support and Identification
E: Leadership and Advocacy
- Understanding Assessment Accommodations Compared to Classroom Modifications
- Common Formative Writing Assessment for English Learners: Our District Journey
F: Hot Topics
- Family Engagement: Creating Cultures of Caring and Capacity for All
- Differentiation Instructional Practices for TESOL students, including those with Speech/Language Impairments
- Risk, Rights, and Refuge: Clinical and Legislative Updates and Recommendations
- Specific Strategies Supporting Long–Term ELs Across Content Areas
- New Perspectives on Teaching Preschool ELs: Research, Policy, and Practice
- Office for Civil Rights: Ensuring English Learners Meaningful Access
Early: 3 Feb
Advance: 2 Mar
After 2 Mar
*Groups must include 3 or more registrations and registrants must be from the same institution.
If you have questions about the PreK-12 day, please contact TESOL Conference Services.