WestEd: Identification and Academic Support for Long Term English Learners Training will provide an overview of the challenge’s educators encounter addressing the identification and needs of long term English learners (LTELs). It will explore research-based instructional frameworks and strategies designed to meet these students where they are and moving them forward in their academic future. During the session participants will:
- Examine data related to LTELs and current identification processes of LTELs;
- Investigate characteristics of this group of students and examine strategies and evidence-based practices that support LTELs in their academic growth;
- Identify and target specific program needs for LTELs, with an eye towards improving “integrated ELD” services;
- Gain practical knowledge on how to collaboratively support colleagues in the use of a lesson tuning protocol designed to address specific language and learning needs of LTELs;
- Apply new information by developing action steps to address the integration of high-quality instruction for LTELs.
Participants should be first-time attendees and should where possible register in teams of 3 to include core content teachers, an ESL teacher, and an administrator.
The registration deadline with lodging for both Roanoke and Williamsburg is October 30, 2019.
The registration deadline without lodging for both Roanoke and Williamsburg is November 6, 2019.