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Overview: 

This webinar series provides a real-time opportunity to learn about and reflect on integrating content-rich, rigorous instruction at all levels in ESOL classrooms to maximize learners’ use of language and critical-thinking skills. 

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers who are familiar with the CCR standards and instructional shifts and who would like to expand their repertoire of rigorous teaching strategies and techniques to help their learners develop complex language and critical-thinking skills
Description: 

The landscape of Adult ESL has changed dramatically over the past several years, especially since the advent of the rigorous CCR Standards and WIOA’s focus on preparing adults for employment. These shifts demand more rigorous instruction at all levels in ESOL classrooms. This webinar series provides a real-time opportunity to learn about and reflect on integrating content-rich, rigorous instruction at all levels in ESOL classrooms, thereby maximizing learners’ use of language and critical-thinking skills. 

With guidance and support from Betsy Parrish, you will work through two units of the LINCS ESL Pro Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s English Learner online professional development module, chosen based on your personal needs. These dynamic professional development materials will allow you to read, watch videos, discuss, question, and apply strategies for more rigorous instruction in your particular contexts. During the webinars, you will see demonstrations, share your successes, pose questions, and reflect with Betsy and the other participants. You can expect to devote 2–3 hours of individual work time between the webinars. The total number of professional development hours for this offering is 10. 

Prior to the first session, we ask that you read the issue brief Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s English Learner, complete the pre-session activity, and register for LINCS at https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/eslpro.

  • Session One: Dec. 16 10:30 -12:00
  • Session Two: Feb. 3 10:30 -12:00
  • Session Three: March 310:30 - 12:00
Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the academic language demands of real-world tasks ELLs may encounter
  • Develop activities to address those academic language demands
  • Identify the listening and reading strategies ELLs need to access complex oral and written texts
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Prerequisites: 

Prior to the first session, we ask that you read the issue brief Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s English Learner, complete the pre-session activity, and register for LINCS at https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/eslpro.

Date: 
12/16/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
02/03/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
03/03/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Online
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
College and Career Readiness
ESOL/English Language Learner
PDP Eligible: 
Yes