Supporting English Learners in a Manageable and Sustainable Way: Every Student Every Day
English Learners are one of the fastest growing populations in our nation's schools yet most educators have not had the opportunity to explore deeply instructional strategies that support the very students who are sitting in our classrooms. What are the Best Practice ways to support differentiation in a MANAGEABLE and SUSTAINABLE way that allows for content comprehension regardless of language ability? This interactive workshop will allow participants an opportunity to participate in equitable, content-based structure activities that focus not only on reading and writing but also listening and speaking ACADEMIC vocabulary. Participants will learn why "EVERY STUDENT EVERY DAY" is so critical to student success and techniques on how to achieve this. As a group, we will reflect on how cultural schema impacts learning and how to use this as an asset. Real examples from the classroom will be shown! We will also tie in Title III to show how one district effective used their funds.
Heidi is currently a consultant supporting districts in the Cincinnati and SouthWestern Ohio region in the field of English/Multilingual Learners. She shares her years of experience working with diverse students through professional development and learning, coaching, federal and state compliance for Title III, and supervises teachers in the field. Heidi’s focus on academic vocabulary and literacy development emphasizes that strategies which support English Learners are good for all learners and that solid differentiation strategies must be manageable and sustainable. SIOP trained by Pearson/SAVVAS and CAL.