Coaching for Multilingual Learners' Success

One Advocacy Goal at a Time

Online

Interactive live webinars 

2021: July 26, 28, 29, August 2, 4 

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Your Time 

(register by July 23, 2021)  

Baht 16500 per participant (≈USD 532)

 

Led by:

Dr. Virginia Rojas

Who Should Attend

Pre-K-12 EAL teachers and school leaders interested in advocating and improving learning in a school with majority multilingual populations.

 

Pre-K-12 classroom teachers with a passion for inquiring into multilingual learners' school success or considering a career shift.      

Workshop Overview

As demography of international schools continues to change with the result that every classroom has more multilingual learners of varying language proficiencies than ever before, it is necessary to rethink paradigms, programs, and practices of the past so that all school leaders and teachers develop responsive mindsets and actions.

 

First and foremost is the need for EAL specialists to shift from 'fixers of learners to coaches of teachers' in order to build and sustain asset-focused Pre-K through 12 classrooms where language learners 'funds of knowledge' are a part of everyday instruction and assessment.

 

The first four sessions recap 'success' variables for multilingual learners, and the final session celebrates coaching advocacy goals and tools for changing practices.

Workshop Agenda

SESSION ONE

Leans into macro-paradigms shifts to consider micro-changes impacting the success of elite multilinguals in international-school settings (and understanding why now needs to be different than then).

SESSION TWO

Jumps into the principle of CLIL - content and language integrated learning - where subjects are taught through a second language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content and the simultaneous acquisition of another language.

SESSION THREE

Deep dives into systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and its pedagogical model of the Teaching & Learning Cycle (TLC) for a sustainable schoolwide approach.

SESSION FOUR

Revisit instruction and assessment tools to scaffold multilingual learners' achievement in high-challenge learning environments.

SESSION FIVE

Share participants' values, models, tools, and responsibilities of thinking and working like a coach in order to celebrate participants' PEERS coaching goal and self-growth plan to build sustainable advocacy and capacity for change.

Pre-assignment

Multilingual Learners' Advocacy Rubric (provided by Dr. Rojas).

Mid-assignment

Multilingual Learners' Coaching Inventory (provided by Dr. Rojas).

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Rojas is the author and trainer at TTC and Knowledge Source Institute.  She is semi-retired and lives in Ajijic, Mexico.

 

Before her semi-retirement, Dr. Rojas conducted professional training in over 350 international schools around the globe on language education policies, programs, and the design of effective learning experiences for multilingual learners.

 

She was inducted into the AAIE (Association for Advancement of International Education) in February 2016.

Meet the Trainer

This  brief course introduction video by Dr. Rojas covers the following:
-  About Dr. Virginia Rojas 
-  Why this course 
-  What will you learn 
-  Overview of the course 
Who is this course suitable for 

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa

navin@ksipd.com