ESL Instructional News
Personalizing Summer Learning through Reading
Personalizing Summer Learning Through Reading - Professional Texts
Here is a list of books that will be sitting by my favorite reading chair this summer. Some are brand new, and some I am rereading:
English Language Learners and the New Standards: Developing Language, Content Knowledge, and Analytical Practices in the Classroom by Margaret Heritage, Aida Walqui, & Robert Linquanti.
Words Their Way With English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling by Lori Helman, Donald R. Bear, Shane Templeton, Marcia Invernizzi & Francine Johnsoton
Teaching Transformed: Achieving Excellence, Fairness, Inclusion, and Harmony by Roland G. Tharp, Peggy Estrada, Stephanie Stoll Dalton, and Lois A Yamauchi
Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & Carol Rothenberg
Personalizing Summer Learning Through Reading - Culturally Relevant Texts
In a recent nprED broadcast, Mayra Linares shared some Great Books to Inspire English Languagge Learners and Goodreads has an extensive list of books on its The Culturally Relevant Bookshelf. Take some time this summer to explore culturally relevant texts for yourself and your students.
ESL Summer Professional Learning
EL (English Learner) Idea Exchange
The first is the English Learner (EL) Idea Exchange.
What: The EL Idea Exchange fosters communication among educators across JCPS. This event is for anyone who wants to support the needs of English Learners. Participants will exchange ideas in an informal setting to promote innovation, collaboration, and networking.
"EL Idea Exchange" will provide six hours of PD for the new academic year to all participants. Styled after the EdCamp model, this will be a large gathering of teachers sharing their strategies, and seeing what has worked for others. We will focus attention of literacy, technology, cultural competency, accommodations and trauma. For more information and to volunteer to help out, contact Donna Neary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: June 1, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Iroquois High School
Earn six hours of PD Credit by registering on PD Central for session
17-1884078: EL (English Learner) Idea Exchange
Professional Learning for Bilingual Associate Instructors at the Classified Summer Institute
Session #17-1883751 K-12 ESL Bilingual Associate Instructors
Session# 17-1883726 Elementary ESL BAIs: Essential Strategies for Success
Session #17-1883733 Secondary ESL BAIs: Essential Strategies for Success
Session #17-1883752 The Tale of a LEP Student File
ESL New Teacher Induction - K-12 Session
Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 12:30-3:30pm
1325 Bluegrass Avenue
ESL New Teacher Induction - Grade Level Sessions
Grade level sessions will be held on August 8, 2017 at the ESL Office (Hazelwood Elementary School, 1325 Bluegrass Avenue, 40215).
Elementary Session: 8:30-11:30
Secondary Session: 12:00- 3:00
To register email email@example.com with your name, the school and grade you will be teaching next year.
2017 ESL Secondary PLC Summer Kick-Off
Monday, Aug. 7th, 5-7pm
129 East River Road
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
JCPS ESL Department