The Who, What and How - Foundational Best Practices with English Language Learners
|Date:||January 27, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:00 pm|
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Fort McMurray (Ecole McTavish Junior High School)
342 Parsons Creek Drive
Who should attend
Grades 1-9 ESL/ELL Teachers
About this learning opportunity
With the growing number of new immigrant families moving to Alberta, it is imperative for you to offer programming that will ensure excellent English language development as well as high academic achievement for your English language learners. In order to do this, it is essential to pinpoint your students' levels of English language proficiency, implement appropriate ESL programming and develop effective methods to monitor and assess progress.
This day will include an overview of the Alberta Education K-12 Proficiency Benchmarks with an emphasis on ways this document can guide your programming. Aspects of second language acquisition and research-based programming and assessment strategies for English Language Learners will be explored. Resources, practical strategies, activities and games will be introduced throughout the day to enhance your work with English language learners.
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Nancy Musica has been an ESL Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools for the past five years. She has worked in the area of ESL for over 25 years and has taught English to both children and adults. Other areas of experience include school counseling and learning strategies. Recently she was Co-Director for the 2011 ATA ESL-C Conference and has just volunteered as the PD Director North for the ATA ESL Council.