Webinar Replays

Supporting ELs in 2020-21: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

In partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education, this webinar shares lessons learned from distance learning in spring 2020 and tools and suggestions for supporting ELs in the 2020-21 academic year.

• Explore lessons learned from distance learning in spring 2020

Reflect on 5 areas for supporting ELs in the new academic year

• Learn about connections between challenges and solutions in reaching ELs in rural, urban, and suburban contexts

Presenters Diane Staehr Fenne, Yutzil Becker, and Gwyneth Fastnacht

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Practical Strategies & Resources for EL Distance Learning

With districts closing to slow the spread of COVID-19, teachers have had to quickly pivot to teaching ELs online. In this webinar, guest presenter and EL online educator Dr. Eugenia Krimmel shares and models strategies for teaching K-12 ELs online.

• Five technology suggestions for supporting ELs in online learning

Practical strategies for online instruction of ELs

• Padlet of tools and resources for online content, communicating with families, internet access, and translation

Hosted by Diane Staehr Fenner and guest presenter Eugenia Krimmel

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Making Text Accessible for ELs

Explore research-based strategies and easily implementable classroom activities centered around making complex text accessible to ELs.

Six key considerations for making complex text accessible to ELs

Practical strategies for supporting EL engagement and participation

• Handouts packed with easily implementable classroom activities

Guest presenters Jill Kester and Erica Daniels

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The Best Collaborative and Instructional Strategies for Supporting Our ELs

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

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

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

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How Teachers Can Advocate for ELs

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.

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

Presenter Diane Staehr Fenner

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The Five Pillars of Equitably Grading ELs

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 presenter Larry Ferlazzo

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

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.

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

Guest presenters Karen Kleiber and Sonia Arellano of FCPS

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Embedding Academic Language for English Learners

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.

Presenter Diane Staehr Fenner

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We offer 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. Because we cannot verify participation in archived webinars, certificates will only be issued to those who have attended a live webinar. All certificate requests for live webinar attendees must be made one week from the date of the webinar.