Previous Years' Conferences
OCTOBER 7, 2015
The purpose of this conference was for local educators to develop classroom and school practices that enhance the education of English Language Learners. At this conference, they were able to add to their professional expertise and learn new instructional strategies to help create an effective learning environment for your ELLs.
Learn strategies that you can immediately implement in your own school and classroom!
Practices shared at the conference included instructional strategies to support ELLs in ESL and content -area classrooms, innovative ways to connect with the families and communities of ELLs, and other research-based practices that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for ELLs.
Teachers (Content-area and ESL), Pre-service Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Educators, Paraprofessionals, and anyone who is interested in improving the education of ELLs.
Susan O’Hara, Ph.D. presented a practice-focused keynote address. Susan is the co-author of Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy (with Jeff Zwiers and Robert Pritchard). She has more than 20 years of teaching experience.
Registered conference attendees also received a copy of Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy.
The poster sessions featured practices proven to be effective with ELLs and ELL stakeholders. These practices can be implemented in your own classroom and school.