Instructing the ELL

Guiding English Language Learners Towards Academic Success

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

The 2nd professional development workshop in the English Language Learners (ELL) Professional Development Series.

Designed to address all four domains of the Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, this workshop will provide participants interaction with a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to learning.

Participants will be introduced to the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Standards Framework which includes: The Guiding Principles of Language Development, Can-Do Philosophy, features of academic language, performance definitions, and standards matrix. Features of the amplified matrix, the elements of a model performance indicator (MPI), and the role of the MPI in creating language objectives connected to content will be explored with hands-on activities, small group work, and discussions.

Participants will leave the session with a strong foundation of designing objectives and tasks using the Model Performance Indicators language function, content stem, and support structure for supporting student academic success.

It is suggested that a classroom teacher and the ESL teacher attend together.

Instructing the English Language Learner (ELL): Guiding Language Learners Towards Academic Success

Friday, Dec. 4th, 9am-3pm

453 Maple Street

Grove City, PA

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

Registration Information

ACT 48

5 hours


$75.00 includes materials and lunch

Deadline for registration is November 25, 2015. If for some reason you cannot attend and do not cancel your registration before the day of the event you will be charged the full amount.

Please access Edulink registration below. If you do not have an Edulink account please create one before registering.

Any questions about registration please contact Denise Lemmon, Secretary to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 724-458-6700 x 1217 or

Any questions about the workshop please contact Marilyn Goodrich, TAC, at 724-458-6700 x 1290 or

Inclement Weather & Special Accommodations

In case of inclement weather, please call MIU IV prior to your departure to hear changes, if any, to the day's schedule. Call 1-800-942-8035 x 1370 or 724-458-6700 x 1370. All delays and/or cancellations will be recorded on the phone system no later than 6:30 A. M. on the day of the event and will be updated as needed.

If you would like to attend and require special accommodations, please telephone 724-458-6700 x 1217