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Connecting Wordless Books to Websites, Apps, and other Texts to Create Enthusiasm!


Gilda Martinez-Alba and Judith Cruzado-Guerrero


Wednesday, 24 February 2016
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Registration Deadline: 21 February 2016
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Who Should Attend?

ESOL Teachers in K-Adult levels (especially helpful for elementary teachers) 

More About This Seminar

This interactive session will begin by providing a brief overview of research-based information about the various uses of wordless books.  We will then provide a snapshot into highly rated wordless books.  Lessons to go along with the books, including apps and websites to use related to the books will be shared.  In addition, how wordless books might be used for different age and/or language proficiency levels will be discussed. 

What Will I Learn?

Participants will learn

  • lesson ideas for a few of those wordless books, which include technology ideas in addition to apps and websites

  • the research behind using wordless books in a brief overview

  • about highly rated wordless books they can use in their class tomorrow​

About the Presenters

Gilda Martinez-Alba is the Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion helping to recruit and retain diverse faculty, students, and staff at Towson University (TU).  She is also the Graduate Reading Program Director at TU, where teachers come to become reading specialists and can specialize in ESOL. 

Judith Cruzado-Guerrero is an Associate Professor at Towson University.  She is a Universal Design for Learning university coach and a Professional Development School liaison.