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Strengthening ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS' Engagement and Academic Achievement: Strategies that Work!

Presented by Cynthia Cardenas-Kolak
Outstanding Teacher, Author and International Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Grades K-12: ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Strengthen engagement and academic achievement – the best strategies to help your ELL students – whether you are teaching at school or online
  • Maximize academic and conversational English through innovative, high impact instructional techniques and approaches
  • The most effective ELL teaching strategies to help you powerfully integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to increase student achievement
  • Effective ways to challenge ELL students commensurate with their varied levels of English language proficiency and your high expectations

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you looking for innovative ways to enhance your instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs)? Do some of your ELL students need additional support, while others need additional rigor and challenge? Do you find that while your students have so many needs, you struggle to find time for additional targeted instruction? In this fast-paced live online seminar, Cynthia Cardenas-Kolak will share outstanding strategies designed to strengthen your ELL students' academic achievement as they build proficiency in English – whether you are teaching at school or online.

You will learn highly effective strategies that work across grades K-12 to increase students' willingness to take calculated risks and achieve success as learners. You will discover a wide variety of proven, practical strategies to ensure that your ELLs are better positioned to take on new and challenging content area language, skills and knowledge.

Armed with an extensive digital resource handbook and an effective instructional game plan, you will leave this seminar with a renewed desire to make a difference in the lives of your ELL students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strengthen the Engagement and Academic Achievement of Your ELLs
    Outstanding, proven strategies that work! … Accelerate academic achievement and help your ELL students get the most from your interventions and instruction
  2. The Most Effective ELL Teaching Strategies – Whether You are Teaching at School or Online
    The best, most effective strategies for reaching and teaching your ELL students
  3. Increase Students' Motivation and Academic Learning
    Highly effective ways to ensure that ELLs maintain high levels of engagement without losing confidence in their abilities to achieve lesson objectives … Ideas to help you optimize your instructional delivery
  4. Significantly Increase Academic Vocabulary and Oral Conversation
    Engage your ELL students in instructional conversations that will accelerate their academic language development … Increase active participation and engagement
  5. Maximize Reading and Writing Achievement
    Sharpen ELL students' literacy skills through meaningful and relevant instructional activities, strategies and approaches … Set high expectations for all your ELL students and provide them with the means to reach them
  6. Enhance and Expand Critical Thinking Skills
    Develop higher-order thinking skills in your ELL students … Discover proven strategies to tap into and challenge your students' thinking and creativity
  7. Provide Vital Additional Supports Your Students Need Most
    Discover a host of strategies and approaches that will help you maximize the impact of your instruction … Provide the additional supports your ELL students need to rapidly learn both conversational and academic English
  8. Extend and Enrich Your Existing Curriculum
    Simultaneously challenge your ELL students and enhance their learning experiences … You need not start from scratch – discover highly effective, use-tomorrow strategies to help you powerfully extend your existing curriculum
  9. Instructional Planning Moves that Maximize Student Learning
    Learn how you can create task-chains that support your ELL students' developmental levels of English … Differentiate and provide appropriate challenge across the spectrum – from your most struggling to your highest achieving students
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital ELL Resource Handbook
    You will receive a digital resource handbook, specially designed for this seminar and filled with outstanding strategies, tips and solutions for strengthening your ELL students' engagement and academic achievement – whether you are teaching at school or online

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Innovative, high-impact strategies that increase academic achievement, motivation and time on task – whether you are teaching at school or online
  • Help your ELL students productively participate in the classroom
  • Strategies to enhance the listening, speaking, writing, and reading comprehension of your ELL students
  • Make academic vocabulary more comprehensible – dozens of useful processes, strategies and skill-development techniques
  • Practical ways to strengthen ELL students' critical thinking and understanding
  • Proven, doable strategies to more fully engage your ELLs
  • Highly effective ways to increase achievement across the spectrum – from your most struggling to your highest achieving students
  • Time-efficient, doable ways to incorporate differentiated instruction into your existing program
  • Innovative ways to specifically target diverse levels of students' readiness, interests and learning styles
  • Effective ways to optimally support ELL students who struggle or have learning disabilities
  • Numerous visual strategies you can use to increase student learning
  • Research-based, highly effective ways to build an optimal learning environment that encourages your ELLs to take risks in their learning – whether you are teaching at school or online
  • How to maximize key vocabulary usage to strengthen conceptual understanding and increase achievement across all subjects
  • Dynamic assessment techniques that collect rich student data so you can powerfully adjust your instruction

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

From both my successes and challenges in working with ELL students grew my strong passion and desire to share with other teachers outstanding ways to help ELL students be more successful as learners.

Whether you are teaching at school or online, I've designed this seminar expressly to share my sharpest teaching tools for strengthening the engagement and academic achievement of ELL students across varied levels of language proficiency. Whether you teach in a self-contained or in a mixed-group configuration, you'll experience and learn highly effective and easy-to-implement strategies to reach and teach all your ELLs – from your most needy to your most academically advanced students.

I look forward to enabling you to better engage your students and address their varied needs, so that everyone, including you, can reap the full benefits of the research-based strategies and methods I will present in this seminar. I know firsthand that the task of educating all students across a wide span of student preparedness and capability can be quite daunting at times. My goal is to empower both you and your ELL students to not merely survive, but to thrive!

Cynthia Cardenas-Kolak, EdD

P.S. I guarantee you will leave my seminar with many outstanding strategies you can use across all content areas and grade levels to address the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of your English Language Learners!

Who Should Attend

Grades K-12 Educators: ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Digital ELL Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Dozens of powerful strategies with step-by-step directions you can successfully use with your ELL students, both at school and online
  • Management and organizational tips to enhance your effectiveness
  • Doable ways to adapt and enrich your lesson delivery to increase content accessibility and strengthen student learning
  • Effective strategies to increase motivation and student engagement
  • And much, much more!

Consultation Available
Cynthia Cardenas-Kolak will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER 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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