Connecting English Language Learners to the Learning
This interactive workshop will focus on simple ways educators can use research-proven strategies to meaningfully connect English Language Learners (ELLs) to the learning. This workshop will promote continuous improvement in educator practice and build confidence and familiarity to effectively meet the needs of their ELLs. Using their knowledge about their students, including their language levels, backgrounds, and academic proficiency, teachers will leave with useful tools they can implement with immediate effect. \
Understand latest research regarding best teaching practices for ELLs
Develop a deeper understanding of the needs of ELLs within their classes
Learn to use what they already know about their ELLs to support their growth and engagement
Learn practical strategies to connect ELLs to the learning (concepts, skills, content)
Begin to gain confidence to effectively implement these practices into their daily teaching and learning
This workshop is suitable for educators working with diverse language learners. This includes classroom teachers, single subject teachers or ELL specialists teaching in Pre-K through high school.
Workshop Leader Biography: Tina Santilli
Tina Santilli is currently the MS Principal at the Hongqaio Campus of SCIS. Tina is an experienced international school leader and educator having worked previously in Tanzania, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Qatar and Thailand. She has leadership and teaching experience across all levels of schooling from nursery to graduate level teaching training in the areas of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English Language Learners (ELL) as well as in all three IB programnes. Prior to moving overseas, Tina was a faculty member of the Special Education Department of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She has also worked as a consultant and has conducted numerous workshops in the areas of SEN, ELL, effective teaching strategies and positive behavior support systems. She has also worked with schools to develop inclusion policies and guidelines for effective practices within their schools. In addition, Tina is an experienced IB workshop leader in the area of inclusive education. Tina is originally from the United States. She earned her B.A. In North Carolina and M.A. in Washington, DC and hopes to complete her doctorate from Lehigh University sometime in the near future.
Saturday 1 October
8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference
9.00 - 10.30 Session One
10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 - 1.00 Session Two
1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)
1.45 - 3.45 Session Three
Sunday 2 October
8.30 - 10.30 Session Four
10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 - 1.00 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)
All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.
Early Bird Fee: US$260
Registration fee after the 31 August 2016: US$290
Registration fee after the 31 September 2016: US$320
Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 1 September, 2016 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.
If Innovative Global Education is informed by 1 September, 2016 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 1 September, 2016 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.
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