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.
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.
Friday ~ April 19, 2013 – Portland, OR
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.
•Assessment – how to use it to guide instruction
•Persistent errors made by more advanced ELLs
•Literacy in ELD – what it is and how do we teach it
Friday ~ May 10, 2013
Friday ~ May 17, 2013 – Portland, OR
This workshop is for classroom teachers or ELD teachers who are interested in an in-depth understanding of the Common Core Language Standards grades K-5 and how they correspond to what we teach during our ELD lessons. Compare the connections between what we teach in ELD to the standards with activities to make and take.
Teachers who take ELD Make and Take Workshops receive free sub plans for the day of the workshop and a CD with 5 units (a $55 value). All materials are provided.