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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Conference: Best Strategies to Enhance Your Instruction (Grades K-8)

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Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Cutting-Edge Strategies to Enhance Your ELL Instruction

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • English Language Learner Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Rasheeda Hardy has worked extensively for over 20 years as an EL teacher, Instructional Coach, and Program Specialist. Rasheeda is a nationally recognized presenter on the topic of effective instructional practices for ELs and enjoys sharing her knowledge and research-based, practical approaches with fellow colleagues. You'll leave Rasheeda's sessions with a wealth of powerful strategies you can use immediately to accelerate the language development and academic achievement of your English Learners.

Jennifer Benedict Medina has over 25 years of experience centered around EL education as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, educational leader, and national presenter. She has a passion for working with educators to fill their EL toolkits with best practices. Jennifer knows what works and what doesn't with ELs. You will leave Jennifer's sessions with a host of practical, proven strategies and resources you can easily implement with your ELs.

Nicole Teyechea is an award-winning ESL teacher and nationally recognized presenter on effective English Learner instruction. With years of experience working with ELs and EL programs in a variety of diverse contexts, she is passionate about helping educators maximize the academic success of English Learners. You'll leave Nicole's sessions with a wealth of strategies for increasing the language literacy and academic achievement of your ELs that you can use tomorrow.

Conference Agenda

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Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

Who Should Attend

Educators Working with English Learners (ELs) in Grades K-8: EL Teachers, Classroom Teachers Who Have EL Students, Interventionists, EL Paraprofessionals, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don't attend.

These materials include:

  • A wealth of strategies to enrich your instruction and help ELs develop language proficiency
  • Ways to improve academic skills and language development for ELs at all levels of language acquisition
  • Innovative ideas and resources to add to your existing EL instruction toolbox
  • Easy-to-implement vocabulary development strategies
  • Ways to strengthen ELs' reading, writing, grammar, and oral language skills

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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