Weekly Update 1/19/2016


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Access 2.0 Testing Window still open

Don't forget to see the updated WIDA site : FAQ's here: https://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS%202.0/FAQ.aspx

Interfaith celebrations!

January 2016

  • 18-25
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
  • 20
    • Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 24-27
    • Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist
  • 25
    • Conversion of St. Paul - Christian
    • Tu BiShvat - Jewish

REPEAT: WIDA proposal deadline Friday

January 22nd is the proposal deadline for the October conference in Philadelphia.

If you would like help submitting a proposal - or would like to have group work time let me know. We will have PD money to support presenters.


WIDA conference proposal work session

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 4pm

10 Yealey Drive

Florence, KY

Work on your proposal in groups or individually with support.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

4C's of 21st Century Learning for ELLs: Collaboration

So how do we support our learners who don't have enough language to participate in group projects?
English learners may be intentionally or unintentionally left out of the project due to perceived language constraints. When this occurs, it hardly reflects collaboration, but rather parallel work or perhaps even little work on the part of some of the members of the group and potentially unfair accountability practices.

This article offers practical steps to help language learners gain confidence and skills to work collaboratively with other students.
Can you think of others?

Free SIOP resources from Pearson

Thanks DJ for sharing this resource:

They send a video and practical tips.

This month's resource: Right Away Questions

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