Essential Collaboration Skills for EAL
Co-Teachers in International Schools
These sessions are intended to
reframe collaborative thinking and skills in international school classrooms.
There are six synchronous sessions of 90 minutes each (total online learning is 9 hours).
One hour of engagement activities per week is also provided so participants can apply the concepts learned.
The participation fee is inclusive of a 1 to 1 consulting and coaching call (15 - 20 mins) via Zoom with Dr. Rojas.
"Many international schools were shifting towards collaborative ‘push in’ EAL programs whereby EAL and classroom teachers share responsibility to enable multilingual-learners’ access to grade-level curriculum, regardless of English-language proficiency.
Because the pandemic may have disrupted in-person collaboration, these sessions are intended to reframe collaborative thinking and skills in international school classrooms."
Pre-K - 12, EAL specialists with a collaborating teacher (Note: come with a unit in mind please)
Participants practice aligning content and language objectives (learning targets) which challenge multilingual learners to construct the ‘right answers using the right academic language’ in all disciplines;
Participants distinguish between instructional language and tools steeped in ‘deficit thinking’ vs. instructional language and tools reflecting ‘asset-based’ approaches;
Participants transform ‘deficit-lens’ assessments into ‘promise-lens’ scaffolded assessments to show what multilingual learners know and can do regardless of English-language proficiency;
Participants explore how to use the Teaching & Learning Cycle (TLC) to better work together to enhance multilingual learners’ classroom achievement and academic language development simultaneously;
Participants access information on the nuts and bolts of collaboration and co-teaching (i.e., roles, responsibilities, and parity);
Participants reflect on ‘next step’ actions to collaboratively cultivate linguistic- and culturally-responsive mindsets not as events but as a way of daily classroom life.
1-1 Consulting and Coaching
Dr. Rojas's available calendar to make bookings will be provided when the workshop begins.
If I cannot make it for the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else.
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?