San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
JOIN JEFF ZWIERS at Contra Costa County Office of Education
This session will focus on academic language and literacy development focused on the most important and challenging ELA and ELD Standards. The session will provide a range of experiences and video clips that model instructional activities. These activities embody three key principles of communicativeness needed for maximizing the development of language that students need in school and beyond. The day will also be framed around three high-impact practices: using complex text, fortifying oral and written output, and fostering constructive conversations. Teachers will have time to observe and engage in activities, as well as reflect on how to weave them into their curricula and lessons. Along the way we will spend time honing our skills for assessing oral language and conversations across content areas.
Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the director of professional development Understanding Language/SCALE, a research and professional learning center focused on improving instruction and assessment of English learners and other diverse students. Jeff has consulted for national and international teacher development projects that promote literacy, lesson design, and formative assessment practices. He has written articles and books on literacy, cognition, discourse, and academic language. His current research focuses on improving professional learning models and developing classroom instruction that fosters high-quality oral language and constructive conversations across disciplines.
Cost: $110 per participant (Lunch is included with registration)
NON-REFUNDABLE; substitutions gladly accepted;
Space is limited; be sure to register early!
Target Audience: Instructional Coaches, Grades 4-12 Teachers, Administrators
To Register: Use the registration box at the top of this page.
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