A Collaborative Mindset to Develop Self-Efficacy 

For Mainstream and EAL Teachers

 

By Dr. Virginia P. Rojas

 

 

Background

Traditional programs for English learners provided for separate services in the form of EAL pull-out classes with a separate curriculum in elementary schools or separate EAL sheltered content classes taught by EAL teachers in secondary schools. In recent years, the paradigm has shifted to a more inclusive environment whereby EAL and mainstream teachers work together to deliver one curriculum to English learners, regardless of English-language proficiency. As international schools’ demography continues to shift to include more English learning students, so will programs and practices.

 

Objectives

This workshop is intended for K-12 classroom and EAL teachers as well as school leaders. The session addresses the following questions:

 

  1. Why do collaborative services make sense for English learners?

  2. How can we support the collaborative journey for learners, teachers, and school leaders in international-school settings?

  3. Why is this journey worth taking?

 

 

Topics Covered

Workshop topics for the two days include:

 

  • the nuts and bolts of collaboration (including roles, responsibilities, and parity);

 

  • the planning of aligned content and language learning targets for instructional units and lessons;

 

  • the design of evidence-centered assessment tasks - both formative and summative;

 

  • the use of translanguaging strategies to facilitate emergent bilingual students’ access to content and English-language acquisition and development;

 

  • the use of scaffolding strategies to progress English-language acquisition and academic language development through the 'types of oral and written tasks' common in K-12 schooling;

 

  • the design of multiple paths for English learners to access grade-level curriculum standards (i.e. differentiation).

 

Workshop Reservation Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • K-12 Classroom and EAL Teachers

  • School Leaders

 

DATE

February 19 - 20, 2016

 

TIME

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

 

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

Veranda High Resort

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Note:

We will arrange  a free round trip shuttle service from the city center to the venue hotel. Please click the link below for accommodation options.

Accommodation

 

COURSE FEE

Group

(for 2 or more participants registering together)

Baht 19,220/USD 565 per participant 

 

Individual

Baht 21,390/USD 630 per participant

 

REGISTER BY

Feb.5, 2016

 

General Workshop Information for participants who have registered

 

 

 

Contact:

Workshop Coordinator

Mr. Navin Pawa 

 

E-mail

navin@ksipd.com 

 

Phone (Thailand)

081 701 6843;

081 846 5770 
(replace '0' with '66' for international calls)