Innovative Professional Development for English Language Development Teachers
Our ELD workshops bridge the gap between theory and practice. Our specialty is bringing the how-to, hands-on strategies that practicing ESL teachers need in order to reach demanding academic and language standards.
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Teacher-friendly, Practical, Hands-on
Oral Fluency and Vocabulary Development
Workshop #1 is for teachers interested in adding another layer of practical knowledge to their ELD instruction. Enhance your instruction of oral language and vocabulary development with language games, picture cards, songs, chants, sentence frames, and “make & take” lesson plans.
ELD Make and Take Assessment, Persistent Errors and ELD Literacy
If you are ready to tackle the complex issues around teaching intermediate and early advanced students, workshop #2 is for you! This workshop addresses challenges common to more advanced ELLs.
Friday, December 12, 2014
This workshop is for teachers interested in an in depth understanding of the Common Core Language Standards grades K-5 and how they correspond to what we teach in our ELD lessons. Compare the connections between what we teach in ELD to the standards with activities to make and take.
Academic Language – The bridge across the Common Core! What is it? How to teach it!
This presentation is for K-5 classroom and ELD teachers who want to learn more about Academic Language. The workshop is valuable to teachers of Intermediate and Early Advanced English language learners, as well as, native English speakers. The following areas will be explored and activities will be presented with time to make and take: Phonological Features, Vocabulary and Word Formation, Grammar, Discourse, Cognition!
Friday ~ October 17, 2014 Portland, OR
Getting To Know The Oregon English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
A CLOSER LOOK AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE ELP STANDARDS
Getting to know the new Oregon ELP standard is an engaging workshop that explores and clarifies each of the 10 standards at each grade and language level. Sort your way through these new standards and bring your understanding and classroom instruction up to speed. Find out what has stayed the same and what has changed as Oregon implements these new ELP standards. This workshop will enhance your knowledge of our new standards whether you are brand new to the ELP standards or already incorporating them into your instruction.
Friday ~ September 19, 2014 Portland, OR
Friday ~ September 26, 2014 Eugene, OR
Friday ~ November 14, 2014 Portland, OR
Friday ~ December 5, 2014 Bend, OR