This engaging two-day institute held on June 5th and 6th will provide you with strategies for supporting your EL’s, and other under-performing students in the classroom and on state assessments. At the institute, you will learn how to apply Tonya’s “six essentials” to everyday teaching to ensure that ELs, and all underperforming students, thrive. In addition, you will learn how to structure high-level academic conversations aligned to what you are teaching, as well as dynamic strategies that will elevate EL’s ability to engage and be successful with academic reading and writing. During the two days, you will analyze student work to identify assets and priorities for content and language learning, learn how to adapt scaffolds strategically to build on student strengths while fostering increased academic success and self-directed learning. Last, you will learn how to unpack the linguistic demands of content tasks and use high-impact strategies to build academic language in these specific areas to deepen content learning and achievement.
DAY 1: Dynamic Academic Literacy for Equity and EL Excellence
Learn and apply six essential mindsets and actions to everyday teaching to ensure ELs, and all students, thrive. Structure high-level academic conversations aligned to what you teach every day. Learn a four-step routine to build academic language, higher-order thinking, collaborative conversations, and literacy with any complex text. Adapt scaffolds strategically to build on students' strengths while fostering increased academic success and self-directed learning. Bring a grade-level text students will read or you will read aloud in your class.
DAY 2: Accelerating Academic Language Every Day
How do we teach and support academic language to ensure ELs, and all students, excel with academic literacy? Join us to unpack the linguistic demands of texts and tasks, and prioritize gap-closing language objectives to help your students succeed. Experience a powerful protocol to use formative data about students' language use to adjust your scaffolds and teaching. Engage in demonstration lessons to learn strategies you can use to build on your students language assets to accelerate academic language learning everyday.
Tonya Ward Singer, M.F.A., is a professional learning leader with a deep commitment to ensuring diverse learners excel with rigorous expectations. She consults nationally helping K-12 educators realize new possibilities in language and literacy learning to close opportunity gaps for ELs and students in poverty.
Tonya has taught at multiple grade levels as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and EL specialist, and has extensive experience helping school leaders transform learning at scale. Her choice work is supporting educators in launching and sustaining site-based, continuous inquiry around live lessons. She has been collaborating extensively with multiple districts developing, testing, and refining observation inquiry, the focus of this book.
An expert in pedagogy for linguistically diverse learners, Tonya has co-authored curriculum for international publishers including Scholastic, Longman and Oxford University Press. She thrives on leveraging research and innovation to solve educational challenges, and inspiring others to do the same.
Date: June 5 & 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day (lunch on your own)
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Cost: $265.00/member or $530/non-member* (includes both days and book!)
*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.
**See cancellation policy below
WVEC CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.
Registration open through 6/2/2019 11:45 PM EST