How can a student be expected to read a book when they can't read a sentence?' 'They barely speak English.' Do any of these phrases sound familiar? Teaching secondary content is a difficult task on its own but can seem impossible for a teacher that has a student in the beginning stages of language proficiency. It is essential that teachers are prepared to adapt text, modify instruction and ensure language development while maintaining rigorous and high expectations. Join us as we explore strategies and supports to ensure the content is accessible and meaningful to English learners of all proficiency levels.
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch on your own)
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Rachel Davidson is an education consultant with INcompassing Education working with various school corporations and projects to ensure supportive systems and supports are in place to maximize opportunities and achievement for all students. Rachel played a large role in providing support and technical assistance services to school corporations across the state to revitalize school counseling efforts. She worked at the Indiana Department of Education in the Office of English Learning and Migrant Education as the English Learning and Migrant Education Coordinator, overseeing state and federal grants. She holds her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia, her Masters from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her administrative license from IWU. Prior to her time at the Indiana Department of Education, Rachel worked as an EL teacher in schools in Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina. Due to her time spent living in Mexico, Rachel is fluent in Spanish and enjoys using her skills to help students, families and educators.
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* 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.
*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.