Weekly Update 9-25-15


Connecting with other EL T's through Twitter


I came across this chat one night and captured it in a "storify" so you can scroll through and 1) follow new friends in our field 2) learn something new from their conversation

KYTESOL -Oct 2 and 3



· Effectively Engaging ELL Families (K-12) Facilitated by the National Center for Families Learning

· Post econdary Reading; Strategies to Teach and how to teach them (high education)

11-12:30 Lunch


· Make vocabulary a part of Every Day (K-12)

· Academic Vocabulary: bridge to Improve comprehension (higher Education)

3-4 Boone County Department meet to debrief

Friday attendees will leave

5-7 Reception


8-8:50: Keynote address by Matthew R Lavery Grand Ballroom B

9-11:45 Concurrent Sessions:

12-1:15 Lunch Grand Ballroom B

1:30-2:30: Keynote address Dr. Alisson Youngblood – Grand Ballroom B

2:45-4:30 Concurrent Sessions

4:45-5 Closing remarks, door prizes, announcements – Grand Ballroom B

Videos for working with Refugee Students and Families

A New Day (24 minutes) and Be Who You Are (9 minutes) show refugee youth at school and within the context of their families, illuminating their perspectives on education, family life, and other matters in the U.S.


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Interfaith celebrations!

This week was a big week for our Jewish and Muslim students/families: ask them to share their celebrations with you!

  • 23
    • Yom Kippur * - Jewish (begins sundown on 22)
  • 23-26
    • Eid al Adha - Sacrifice Day * - Islam (begins sundown)