“The opportunity of bilingualism is an important gift to give to our students.” The cognitive, cultural, and professional benefits of bilingualism have the potential to broaden learners’ experiences in their careers and academics. In a recent edWebinar, Maya Goodall, Senior Director of EL Curriculum at Lexia Learning, highlighted that 10% of all students in U.S. public schools are emerging bilinguals and emerging multilinguals. Formerly called English Language Learners, students who speak more than one language have demonstrated advantages and awareness of languages, communication skills, memory, decision making, and analytical skills.
This edWebinar will share the current statistics related to the excellence gap among ELs and students of color. Details of how the excellence gap is persisting as well as the challenges this presents for educators will be shared.
The goal of this edWebinar is to provide participants with techniques, strategies, and practical ideas about how to improve their English language learners’ (ELL) pronunciation using pedagogical tools that enhance natural English stress, intonation and rhythm in connected speech.
This edWebinar will focus on the basics of second language acquisition, exploring the theories of Chomsky and Krashen, including learner differences and development.
This edWebinar examines practices, strategies, and tools for teaching specialized language, unlocking the full potential of your students.
In this edWebinar learn how five evidence-based instructional best practices help English Learner students engage in classroom instruction.
It’s almost impossible to ignore that K-12 classrooms in the U.S. are filled with students from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds: race, nationality, religion, economic, etc. Many teachers, though, still aren’t sure how to move from recognizing the diversity to creating a mutually responsive learning environment. In his presentation, “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Key Principles and Practices,” Dr. Ken Springer, Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University, explained why teachers should view diversity as an opportunity and what questions to ask to ensure they’re building a culturally inclusive classroom.
This edWebinar will provide a well-rounded perspective of how young children are building language, physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor development skills.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Amy Heineke will share how Understanding by Design® (UbD) provides an ideal framework to support language simultaneous to content learning.
This edWebinar focuses on culturally responsive teaching (CRT) with students of all ages who are not native English speakers. The first part of the edWebinar introduces the basic principles of CRT. The second part covers a range of strategies and tips for putting CRT into practice.