Strengthening Our Instructional Toolbox

For Multilingual Learners in the Grade Level/ Content Area Classroom

Online

Interactive live webinar 

April 20, 2021 (Tue)

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm (Thailand Time)

Your Time 

(register by April 16, 2021)  

Baht 4500 per participant (≈USD 150)

 

Led by:

Beth Puma

Who Should Attend

Grade level/content area classroom teachers K-12, EAL Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators, and Leadership

Background

International school teachers know that “all teachers are language teachers” and must embed explicit language instruction into their context. But what does that exactly look like?

 

Language targets are a keystone element of nurturing the needs of multilingual students learning a new language. Language targets focus on vocabulary, grammar, and discourse needed to be successful in grade level expectations.

 

Workshop Aim

This workshop will examine principles of vocabulary, grammar/syntax, and discourse development and provide a toolkit of strategies for participants.

Topics Covered 

  • Crafting High Impact Language Targets for the Grade Level/Content Area Classroom 

  • Facilitating Language Learning at the Vocabulary, Sentence, and Discourse Level 

  • Strategies 

This hands-on webinar will equip participants to answer following questions:

  • How can my grade level/content area classroom facilitate language acquisition within the context of my curriculum? 

  • What is an effective language target that facilitates to language learning in the grade level/content area classroom? 

  • What strategies help our students achieve our language targets, and consequently achieve grade level standards? 

Workshop Facilitator

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Beth Puma has a broad range of experiences as a classroom teacher, EAL specialists, Curriculum Coordinator, and Instructional Coach across the K-12 setting. Currently, she serves as a Language and Literacy Coach at the American School In Japan in Tokyo.

 

She specializes in unit and lesson planning that strategically meets students’ needs through standards aligned instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding.

 

She is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.

 

She is passionate about helping other educators take their own professional journey in order to use research based best practices for multilingual students and transform their classrooms.

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa 

navin@ksipd.com