OSSE is pleased to announce a new professional development series, What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching English Learners, designed specifically for teachers of grades K-12 who are new to teaching English learners (ELs). Using a cohort model, a group of up to 35 teachers will attend four one-day professional development sessions (held monthly), while using the time between sessions to apply the instructional strategies and practical skills they have learned. By the end of the four sessions, participants will be able to:
- Define and apply culturally responsive pedagogy;
- Use strategies such as scaffolding and differentiation to make academic content accessible and build EL students’ academic language; and
- Align content and language objectives to help EL students meet goals.
Participants will receive a copy of the book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.
Subsequently monthly sessions will take place:
- Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eleanor Holmes Norton I, Room 110
- Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eleanor Holmes Norton III, Room 108
- Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eleanor Holmes Norton II, Room 109
Attendance at all sessions in strongly encouraged and attendance is required at a minimum of three sessions in order to receive OSSE professional learning units (PLUs). Attendance is limited to 35 participants. A waitlist will be created once registration reaches capacity. Participants must bring a fully charged laptop to each session.
For questions, please contact Anika Harris at [email protected].