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Effective Pedagogy for English Learners: Theory vs. Practice

04/01/2019 at 8:30AM - 3:00PM EST
Location: ACES, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

This is a rescheduled date due to scow on 2/28/2019.


This professional learning opportunity is funded through Title III statewide activities funds. 

Audience: ESL/bilingual teachers, instructional coaches, K-12 teachers of ELs, coordinators, administrators.

Session Description: 
In this session, participants will explore theoretical frameworks for effective instruction for English Learners (ELs) to increase the capacity of teachers to meet the diverse needs of ELs in K-12 classrooms.

By examining research-based practices and principles of best practice for ELs, CELP Standards, and second language acquisition theories, participants will understand how intentional decision-making about ELs can positively impact student performance. This workshop will support teachers in making instructional decisions about access for ELs, such as building background, student discourse opportunities and strategies, and accurate use of Standard English.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will engage in interactive learning experiences that highlight the points of access for ELs. Featured strategies will illustrate various approaches to support the stages of English language development. This session will emphasize effective pedagogical approaches for English learners and theories of second language acquisition.

This series is focused on enhancing academic outcomes for English learners (ELs) by increasing the capacity of school and district professionals to effectively meet the needs of ELs through research-based and effective practices and strategies and adherence to federal and state policies.