ESL 101 Workshops

ESL 101

If you are a classroom teacher who has English language learners (ELLs) in class and you wonder how you are going to meet their needs second semester, this workshop is for you! Join us as we explore the basics of teaching students for which English is a second language. This one day workshop will combine content with specific classroom strategies you can use tomorrow to meet student needs. Over the course of this interactive workshop we will examine academic language, specifically, Building Background and Oral Language Production, including practical strategies and activities for differentiation, higher order thinking, group work, and content connections.

FACILITATORS:

Katherine Barko-Alva, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, ESL Program Director, William and Mary

Joy Martin M.Ed., Adjunct Faculty, ESL Program, William and Mary; and Reading Intervention Teacher for Norfolk Public Schools


February 22, 2017 (Elementary Workshop):

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
Cooperative Learning Structures
How to Start Academic Conversations
Sentence Frames Word Document
Tips for Teaching Reading

March 1, 2017 (Secondary Workshop):

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
Cooperative Learning Structures
How to Start Academic Conversations
Learning Development Stages

October 12, 2017 (Fall Series, Workshop #1)

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
WIDA Charts (combined)
WIDA Performance Definitions
Student Example: Santiago
DOTS Chart Template
Student Biography Card

November 9, 2017 (Fall Series, Workshop #2)

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
VDOE Reading Standards of Learning Chart 
Plot Chart 
Language Variation Chart 
Story Chart 
Theme Worksheet 
Theme vs Plot Worksheet 
Reciprocal Teaching Worksheet

November 30, 2017 (Fall Series, Workshop #3)

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) 
Narrative Template
Descriptive Writing Organizer
Descriptive Paragraph Frame 
Opinion Graphic Organizer