Workshop Leader : Dr. Virginia P. Rojas
As the demography of international schools continues to change with the result that every classroom has more English learners than ever before, it is necessary to turn the often- heard mantra, ‘every teacher is a language teacher’ into actual classroom practice. These immersion classrooms differ from past programs and practices and, as such, require ‘coaching-mindsets’.
First and foremost is the changing role of EAL specialists from ‘fixers’ of learners to ‘coaches’ of teachers in order to build and sustain asset-based classrooms to teach English learners alongside their peers. The goals of the workshop are aligned to address the above.