Practices That Improve the Education of English Learners (pdf) was held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s University Crossing on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Over 135 area public school teachers, public school administrators, higher-ed faculty, UMass Lowell graduate students and staff, attended the practice-focused keynote address and instructional strategies poster session addressing the needs of English language learners (ELLs). Dr. Susan O’Hara of the University of California Davis and Dr. Robert Pritchard of Sacramento State University shared their expert knowledge on how to expand classroom practices of mentors and teachers to meet the needs and improve the learning outcomes of ELLs. Dr. O’Hara shared her ALLIES Teaching Frames (Academic Language and Literacy in Every Subject) with attendees. Dr. Pritchard engaged the audience, inspiring them to share best practices and ideas with each other.
Several of the eighteen posters exemplified instructional strategies to support ELLs in ESL and content-area classrooms, as well as illustrate innovative ways educators can connect with families and communities of ELLs. Other posters represented research-based practices that improve educational opportunities and outcomes for ELLs.
Click the individual links below to view the posters and related resources.
Math and Science
Reading and Writing Strategies
Music Based Strategies