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Thursday, February 21 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Establishing Districtwide Instructional Norms and Evidence-Based Practices to Advance Academic Language Proficiency

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California educators grapple with distinctions between content and pedagogy suitable for Designated versus Integrated ELD. It is unlikely that K-12 teachers will consider adopting an academic language mentor role when a district has not agreed upon and clearly communicated reasonable expectations for language-focused instruction. Analyze eight bedrock instructional norms to anchor your school’s ELD instruction within any context. Explore a selective toolkit of evidence-based instructional practices that help educators schoolwide embrace and actualize each norm. Receive digital and print resources to support professional learning initiatives.

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Dr. Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator, Author, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
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