SupportEd offers our expertise through conference presentations nationwide. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent session materials.

WIDA 2017 Annual Conference (October 16-19, 2017)

Leveraging and Developing Your Leadership Skills to Support English Learners

-Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder

Participants learn about the importance of leadership skills when collaborating professionally to improve their ELs’ academic outcomes. They use a research-based EL leadership framework to assess their own leadership skills, apply strategies to leverage their leadership skills, and leave with a leadership action plan to better support their ELs.

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Collaborating to Build a Culturally Responsive School Climate for ELs

-Sydney Snyder

In this session, participants will receive tools and strategies to support the development of a culturally responsive school climate that supports the academic and social needs of English learners (ELs) and their families. Participants will practice strategies to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrators in order to foster a more equitable academic environment for ELs. Participants will develop an action plan to support their work moving forward.

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Action Research: Developing a Sense of Inquiry to Improve Outcomes

-Jill Kester

Participants learn the distinguishing characteristics of action research and how it can lead to increased professional growth, satisfaction, and improved EL outcomes. Participants identify problems of student achievement they are experiencing in the classroom, focus in on the underlying issue, and develop an initial question of inquiry. Participants finish with useful tools and a plan for the next step of their research.

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A CAN DO Coaching Framework to Support Teachers of ELs

-Diane Staehr Fenner, Megan Moore, & Jill Kester

Participants learn how the principles of an inclusive teacher coaching framework ground inquiry-based discussions to support all teachers of ELs to improve ELs’ outcomes. They apply the framework by using authentic video clips to analyze how coaches and teachers of ELs communicate during the coaching process and develop suggestions to improve communication. They create an action plan to improve teacher performance for all educators of ELs.

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Sharing the Responsibility and the Joy, Burlington, VT (June 21, 2017)

Sharing the Responsibility and the Joy: Celebrating English Learners in Our Classrooms

-Diane Staehr Fenner

Diane Staehr Fenner describes how all teachers can and should become effective teachers of ELs. Using collaboration and advocacy as key principles, she provides an overview of how educators can not only accommodate and include but celebrate ELs in their classrooms, viewing them as assets.

TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit, Alexandria, VA (June 19, 2017)

Honing Your Leadership Skills to Advocate for ELs’ Success

-Diane Staehr Fenner

To successfully advocate for ELs, educators must draw from their leadership skills, forming alliances to create positive change. However, many educators have not had any type of leadership training. This session focuses on defining leadership skills in service of ELs as framed by the newly revised TESOL PreK-12 Professional Teaching Standards. Participants will reflect upon the leadership skills they can leverage to advocate for ELs in their school, district, state, and on a national level.

Celebrating Linguistic Diversity conference at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada (May 5, 2017)

Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies and Leadership for ELs’ Success

-Diane Staehr Fenner

Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner shares a new framework for supporting English learners’ engagement will challenging content that includes a unique focus on leveraging teachers’ leadership skills. Her presentation highlights three instructional strategies you can use with ELs and action steps you can take to ensure all teachers support ELs in your context.

Federal Programs Conference, Boise, ID (April 5-7, 2017)

Advocating for Diverse ELs in Idaho: Issues and Strategies

-Diane Staehr Fenner

In this session, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will share her vision of advocating for ELs, highlight key advocacy issues for ELs in Idaho, and suggest practical strategies for educators to foster equity for ELs in the state.

Honing Your Advocacy and Leadership Skills to Support ELs

-Diane Staehr Fenner

To successfully advocate for ELs, educators must position themselves as leaders and form alliances to create positive change. This session focuses on developing leadership skills that you can leverage to extend your sphere of influence and benefit ELs in your school, district, and the state.

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WVTESOL 20th Annual Spring Conference: Navigating Changes in TESOL, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (March 31-April 1, 2017)

Advocating for Diverse ELs in West Virginia: Issues and Strategies

-Diane Staehr Fenner

In this session, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will share her vision of advocating for ELs, highlight key advocacy issues for ELs in West Virginia, and suggest practical strategies for educators to foster equity for ELs in the state.

Honing Your Advocacy and Leadership Skills to Support ELs

-Diane Staehr Fenner

To successfully advocate for ELs, educators must position themselves as leaders and form alliances to create positive change. This session focuses on developing leadership skills that you can leverage to extend your sphere of influence and benefit ELs in your school, district, and the state.

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TESOL 2017 International Convention, Seattle, WA (March 20-24, 2017)

Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

-Jill Kester and Maria Konkel

In this session, Jill Kester and Maria Konkel lead a dialogue on Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) issues, instructional practices, and assessments.

The Multicultural Education Institute: Advocating for the Future in Oklahoma City, OK (March 3-4, 2017)

Advocating for Diverse ELs in Oklahoma: Issues and Strategies

-Diane Staehr Fenner

In this session, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will share her vision of advocating for ELs, highlight key advocacy issues for ELs in Oklahoma, and suggest practical strategies for educators to foster equity for ELs in the state.

Honing Your Advocacy and Leadership Skills to Support ELs

-Diane Staehr Fenner

To successfully advocate for ELs, educators must position themselves as leaders and form alliances to create positive change. This session focuses on developing leadership skills that you can leverage to extend your sphere of influence and benefit ELs in your school, district, and the state.

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The New York State Association for Bilingual Education Conference in White Plains, NY (March 3, 2017)

Effective Dual Language Programs in Implementing CR Part 154 Regulations

-Teddi Predaris

This interactive session focuses on applying Dual Language (DL) self-assessment, guiding principles, and a planning tool for the development of successful DL programs.

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OCM BOCES Teachers' institute in Liverpool, NY (December 9, 2016)

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Scaffolding ELA and Social Studies for ELs

-Diane Staehr Fenner

This interactive session focuses on EL scaffolding techniques for English language arts and social studies. It weaves in leadership and advocacy skills to effectively collaborate on implementing scaffolding for ELs.

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New York State TESOL Conference in Syracuse, NY (November 4 – 5, 2016)

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Leveraging ENL Teachers’ Leadership and Advocacy Skills Within CR Part 154

-Diane Staehr Fenner

In this plenary session, Staehr Fenner introduced a framework that leverages and builds teachers’ leadership and advocacy skills to undergird the effective teaching of ELs within the state’s changing educational landscape.

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Successful Practices in Implementing New CR Part 154 Regulations

-Teddi Predaris

Predaris’ interactive session, the first in a thread, focused on best practices in policy implementation of the new state requirements for ELs. Presentation Handout

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Effective Dual Language Programs in Implementing CR Part 154 Regulations

-Diane Staehr Fenner

This session, the second in a thread, focused on research-based guiding principles for implementing successful dual language programs in meeting new requirements and provided participants a tool to determine next steps in designing or enhancing their own dual language programs. Presentation Handout