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7 Steps to a Language Rich Interactive Classroom

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Facilitator(s): Carol Salva
Date:November 19, 2019
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT
$175.00 (CAD)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 20-LL-015

Target Audience

School-based Administrators, Instructional/ Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants; K-12 Teachers

Please bring a laptop or Chrome Book

About this learning opportunity


7 Steps training outlines a dynamic process for structuring, planning, and facilitating a language-rich classroom to support English language learners. Educators and instructional leaders will gain knowledge of helpful ways to integrate both content and language standards when planning instruction. They also receive specific strategies for differentiating instruction so that all learners within the classroom can build their ability to discuss and communicate academic concepts effectively.

Instructional leaders will leave with practical ideas for supporting teachers in implementing effective questioning techniques along with resources for further self directed learning.

Included in the registration fee is a copy of the book Steps to a Language Rich Interactive Classroom by John Seidlitz & Bill Perryman (2011).

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Educational consultant and co-author of Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education (2017), Carol Salva has been on the Seidlitz Education team for two years. Carol is a former elementary educator and has most recently taught newcomer English Language Development in both high school and middle school. Carol’s engaging and motivating presentation style serves as a model for sheltering instruction in the classroom. She continually receives positive feedback and praise from participants who appreciate her practical approach to supporting all students.

As a young person, Carol fell behind her peers academically. She eventually closed her own education gaps by capitalizing on traits instilled by her immigrant parents. Traits such as perseverance and grit came with her into her classroom when she decided to become an educator. She began as a special education teacher and later taught bilingual and ESL learners in elementary and middle school. She has most recently moved to high school with the 2016-2017 school year.

She specializes in using researched-based strategies to teach grade-level content to English language learners. With proven success including these students in content area classes, Carol is able to support teachers to make these efforts practical and to the betterment of all students.

Carol Salva holds a Masters degree in Education Administration that she uses to help improve processes and systems that support special populations. Along with her ESL certification, she is a Certified Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Trainer and a Certified Abydos Writing Trainer. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and three school aged children.

Connect with Carol:
Twitter: @MsSalvac

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