Webinar: The Best Collaborative and Instructional Strategies for Supporting Our ELs

October 30, 2018 replay

Talk about the benefits of collaboration and discover instructional strategies for scaffolding instruction across content areas. 

Presenters Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder, Maria Dove, and Andrea Honigsfeld address:

Supporting ELs’ language development and content acquisition through scaffolded instruction

Scaffolding content instruction for ELs of varying proficiency levels

• Collaborating with colleagues to plan scaffolded lessons in content areas

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Webinar: How Teachers Can Advocate for ELs

April 19, 2018 replay

Explore common challenges faced by educators when advocating for ELs. Gain practical tools for EL advocacy that you can implement into your schools and districts immediately.

Presenter Diane Staehr Fenner addresses:

Defining EL advocacy

Isolating your EL advocacy issue

• Highlighting 3 key EL advocacy issues

       • Advocating for ELs using steps and tools designed for each issue

       • Applying your EL advocacy skills

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Webinar: The Five Pillars of Equitably Grading ELs

March 19, 2018 replay

Explore common EL grading challenges faced by educators with our new 5 Pillars of Equitably Grading ELs framework. Discuss pressing EL grading topics with national experts on EL education and assessment. Gain practical tools for equitable EL grading that you can implement into your schools immediately.

Hosted by Diane Staehr Fenner and guest co-host Larry Ferlazzo

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Webinar: Effectively Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) in Your Schools

December 4, 2017 replay

Learn innovative strategies and tools used by the nation’s tenth largest school district to effectively support SLIFE and improve their chances for academic and personal growth.

Guest presenters Karen Kleiber and Sonia Arellano of FCPS share:

Practical tools for effectively identifying and assessing SLIFE

Strategies for providing literacy intervention and support to SLIFE

Innovative strategies for providing consistent socio-emotional support for SLIFE

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Webinar: Embedding Academic Language for English Learners

November 14, 2017 replay

Learn the best practices around delivering thoughtful and systematic academic language instruction for English learners. Synthesize highlights from research and the classroom to uncover strategies that teach to the layers of word, sentence, and discourse within Academic Language.

Nearpod guest presenter Diane Staehr Fenner (President, SupportEd)

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SupportEd is led by author and ESOL expert Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner. Our team provides teachers of English learners, administrators, and other stakeholders in ELs’ education with the skills and resources they need to champion ELs’ success within and beyond their classrooms.

SupportEd offers interactive webinars with our team of experts as well as national experts as an opportunity to delve into professional development topics for better serving ELs. Recordings will be sent to registrants after each webinar.

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