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.
This workshop is intended for K-12 classroom and EAL teachers as well as school leaders. The session addresses the following questions:
Why do collaborative services make sense for English learners?
How can we support the collaborative journey for learners, teachers, and school leaders in international-school settings?
Why is this journey worth taking?
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
K-12 Classroom and EAL Teachers
February 19 - 20, 2016
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
Veranda High Resort
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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.
(for 2 or more participants registering together)
Baht 19,220/USD 565 per participant
Baht 21,390/USD 630 per participant
Mr. Navin Pawa
081 701 6843;
081 846 5770
(replace '0' with '66' for international calls)