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Friday, August 23


Data Driven Instruction: A Guide to Coaching with Success (iStation)
This session is designed to demonstrate the use of data from formative assessment and the effectiveness of continuous progress monitoring when working with second language learners.
Participants will be involved in hands on experiences that highlight different instructional approaches for literacy development in English and Spanish that bring optimal results.

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Regency Room


New Supplementary Programs for Middle and High School from National Geographic Learning
Come and learn about 2 exciting new supplementary language- based resources (both with the latest technology), which can accompany your current text or be used on their own, based on time and needs of your students. Each program is proficiency based, and focuses on language, grammar and vocabulary. Life helps students to learn to think critically and devise well informed opinions about many important topics about “Life”. National Geographic Explorers and videos support students as they read and speak about people globally who are facing important life events. It then helps students to connect back to their own lives as they discuss and make personal decisions. Impact helps students think about the impact they will have, based on life decisions they make. It helps students understand themselves, each other and the world they live in. By encouraging self-expression, global citizenship, and active participation, Impact motivates students to explore who they are and who they want to be, all while learning English. National Geographic Explorers are featured as role models who embody the 21st century skills and values students need to become successful global citizens.


Anders Bylund

National Geographic Learning
Anders Bylund is a Product Marketing Manager with National Geographic Learning, and is based in Boston, MA. Anders provides global support for English language materials, including secondary programs for teenagers, academic skills programs, and US curriculum programs for reading... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venetian A


Social Emotional Learning for English Learners K-6
In this session, we will review the Social-Emotional standards and how they are adapted for English Learners. Participants will analyze case studies and create interventions at different ELD levels for their classrooms

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Ellen Kelleher

Supervisor OEL/SWD
I would like to introduce myself, I am Ellen Kelleher, an educator/administrator/instructional leader specializing in English Learners with Disabilities (ELSWD). If I were to highlight my professional skills and expertise, things that makes me stand out as an instructional leader... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venetian B


Strengthening History & Social Studies Instruction with ELs
Come learn from the History and Social Studies department about strategies for English Learners in the content class.

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Natacha Scott

Director of History/Social Studies, History & Social Studies Department

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Supporting Language Development through Small Group Collaborative Conversations, 3-6
How does authentic language-learning and meaning-making with students who are truly engaged look and sound and feel? Come explore how we can support our learners to think and talk in ways that ensure language learning, engagement, and achievement. This session for 3-6 teachers will explore how to form and facilitate small groups to build children’s thinking processes as they use language to co-construct and deepen meaning through talking with others.

*Participants will receive materials to bring back to their school. 


Debra Crouch

Debra Crouch, Independent Literacy ConsultantDebra works nationally as an independent literacy consultant, collaborating with districts and schools in designing professional learning opportunities. Her work empowers teachers, principals, and coaches to envision instructional decisions... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Supporting Undocumented Students and Families in Our School
Current discourse about immigration and rapidly changing policies have increased fear and anxiety for undocumented students and families. When young people are unsupported and afraid, they cannot learn. Come and explore strategies to make your school and classroom a safe and welcoming space for undocumented students and families.

Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Jessica Room