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Strengthen Your ESL Program! Powerful Strategies to Increase the Success of Your ELL Students (Grades K-6)

Presented by Mary Peterson
Outstanding ESL Leader, Teacher and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for K-6 District and School Leaders and Leadership Teams: District Curriculum Coordinators, ESL Directors, Principals, Literacy Coaches, ESL Specialists and Classroom Teachers

  • Learn the key components of the most exemplary ESL programs that accelerate the success of English language learners in small group instruction and in the general classroom
  • Organize your ESL program around highly practical ideas, activities and lessons to strengthen and develop the reading and writing skills of ELL students
  • Innovative classroom strategies based on the best, current research to maximize ELL students’ achievement in their grade level content areas
  • Train your teachers with a wealth of effective ESL lessons and activities to use at each critical stage of language acquisition

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Learn how to better lead your school or district ESL team in this strategy-packed, two-day institute led by nationally acclaimed and highly practical ESL instructor, Mary Peterson. You will discover how to work with teachers to identify and implement the most effective, cutting-edge, research-based instructional strategies to increase school- and district-wide achievement of your ELL students. You will learn how to develop teacher expertise in working with ELL students along with ways to monitor and adjust instruction based on student results. This is a unique opportunity to evaluate your own ESL program in light of current research that identifies the most effective instructional practices for ELL students, and gain an in-depth look at the key components of highly successful ESL programs and how these can be applied to your own school or district model.

Take an extensive look at what works for English language learners and how you can adapt it to meet the needs of your school or district. You will walk away with dozens of practical strategies and an extensive resource handbook to help you lead and teach your teachers. Join Mary and your colleagues for two, fast-paced days packed with the best research-based strategies to increase the skills of all your ELL students.

A Practical, Two-Day Institute Focused on Increasing Achievement for Your ELL Students

Plan to attend as a school or district team, a representative team member or district leader to increase the effectiveness of your ESL program. You will learn how to build on the success of your current program, identify the key components that have the greatest impact on the achievement of ELL students and find the specific areas you need to target for implementation and improvement. Leave equipped with a wealth of the most effective ESL instructional strategies that will help accelerate the achievement of all ELL students in grades K-6.

Develop a Plan to Structure Your ESL Program for Greater Results and to Boost Teacher Expertise

Discover the attributes of highly successful ESL programs and how you can use these in your own program, including building teacher instructional expertise in working with ELL students. Gain dozens of practical, instructional strategies you can use immediately with your students. During the two days, you will learn how to better serve ELL students in the general education classroom as well as in a pull-out model. You will learn key strategies to lead and teach other educators to implement effective instructional practices that work with your ELL population. Don’t miss this unique two-day opportunity to accelerate the achievement of your ELL students!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Key components of exemplary ESL programs that accelerate student learning … Implications for your own school or district program
  • Develop a repertoire of tried-and-tested strategies your teachers can use with ELL students
  • Highly effective guided reading techniques and comprehension strategies to increase reading levels of ELL students
  • Instructional strategies proven to help ELL students achieve success in the general education classroom
  • Highly effective strategies to help ELL students grasp vocabulary understanding and grammar skills
  • How to create a positive, safe and welcoming classroom environment for all students
  • A wealth of small group lessons designed to maximize achievement of each level of English language learner
  • Tools to perform ongoing and informal assessments of ELL students so you can match instruction to their needs
  • Motivating ideas to make learning English natural and enjoyable for all students
  • Techniques to integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities into the current curriculum
  • Cooperative learning activities to strengthen language skills of all students
  • Cultural awareness activities to promote self-esteem and understanding
  • Numerous, fun and exciting language building games and activities
  • What highly effective teachers know and do when working with ELL students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As an experienced teacher of ELL students, I know firsthand the challenges we face when helping our students achieve at the high standards expected of them. In this highly practical two-day institute, you will gain a wealth of research-based and practical ideas to help ESL-only teachers and general classroom teachers provide the most effective instruction for increasing the language skills of ELL students. I will share dozens of cooperative group activities that work well for all levels of ELL students in the general classroom, as well as specific small group strategies to teach ELL students at each level of language acquisition.

You will receive practical management techniques to help teachers implement modifications and instruction to students in a general education classroom. You will learn numerous games and innovative ideas to teach language skills across the curriculum. I will share ways to assess the needs of your ELL students and plan small group instruction at varying levels.

Helping our ELL students grow and gain confidence as they learn English is very rewarding. Being a member of a culturally diverse classroom can be an enriching experience for teachers and students. You will leave this two-day leadership institute with a wealth of highly effective strategies for empowering teachers to accelerate language skills, promote self-esteem and create a community of active, engaged learners.

Mary Peterson 

P.S. You will leave with a plan, along with an extensive resource handbook to help you implement the ideas and strategies with your team of teachers!

Who Should Attend

K-6 District and School Leaders and Leadership Teams: District Curriculum Coordinators, ESL Directors, Principals, Literacy Coaches, ESL Specialists, and Classroom Teachers

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this institute. The handbook includes:

  • How to create an effective ESL program in the general classroom as well as in small group classrooms
  • Step-by-step instructional strategies to enhance language skills
  • Lesson plan formats
  • Assessment guides and checklists
  • Graphic organizers for reading and writing activities
  • Specific lessons for each level of language acquisition

Meet and Share
This institute provides a great opportunity for school, district and leadership teams to meet and share ideas with other educators who are also interested in practical strategies to increase the success of their ELL students.

Consultation Available
Mary Peterson will be available throughout the two-day institute for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own ESL program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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