Getting to Know Your Students

An Introduction to the English Language Learner (ELL)

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

The 1st 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 introduce educators to the English Language Learner (ELL). Participants will explore how cultural differences affect teaching and learning, how to develop a classroom environment to enhance learning, and the various types of programs that can meet the needs of ELLs.

The importance of the role of the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in the instruction of students will be examined as oral language development and language proficiency is promoted inside and outside of the classroom. The Guiding Principles of Language Development, the Can-Do Descriptors, and the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Standards Framework will be introduced. Recommended classroom strategies and approaches will be shared along with promoting literacy skills for ELL academic success.

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

Getting to Know Your Students: An Introduction to the English Language Learner (ELL)

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 9am-3pm

453 Maple Street

Grove City, PA

ACT 48

5 hours


$ 75.00 includes materials and lunch

Deadline for registration is October 23, 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 session please contact Marilyn Goodrich, TAC at

724-458-6700 x1290 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