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Best Practices for Welcoming EL Newcomers Into Your School Community

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Best Practices for Welcoming EL Newcomers Into Your School Community

Presented by Olivia Huntley, High School ELL Teacher, Clarion–Goldfield–Dows School District (IA); Lori Swanson, Middle and High School Instructional Coach, Clarion–Goldfield–Dows School District (IA); and Melanie Fox, Language Learning Strategist, K-12, Mango Languages

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Is your district overwhelmed by finding the best way to serve the rapidly growing number of EL newcomers who have arrived in your school community in recent years? If so, this edWebinar is for you. Clarion–Goldfield–Dows School District’s English learner population tripled with no resources to support these new students. Join an administrator and teachers from the district to learn how they successfully navigated this challenge and saw an increase in classroom engagement, more parents learning English at home, and students communicating confidently with native English speakers.

Viewers will:

  • Learn best practices for incorporating EL newcomers into your school or district
  • Find ways to engage families in learning English alongside their students, motivating the whole family
  • Identify ways to expedite your newcomers’ oral language acquisition so that they actively interact with their English-speaking classmates in no time

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to school and district leaders of grades 3-12 as well as EL, bilingual, and world language teachers.

Olivia HuntleyAbout the Presenters

Olivia Huntley is a high school ELL teacher at Clarion–Goldfield–Dows School District in Iowa. She is originally from Clarion and returned to the district four years ago after teaching in a couple of other schools. She is in her 13th year of teaching and has previously taught ELL K-12, as well as high school Spanish. Olivia started using Mango last January and has had a lot of success with it. Overall, it is very well received by the students!

Lori Swanson

Lori Swanson is a 6th-12th-grade instructional coach for Clarion–Goldfield–Dows School District and has an extensive background in special education. She works with teachers throughout the school district to implement and leverage Mango Languages for their increasing newcomer and English learner populations. Her support in the classroom promotes co-teaching opportunities to provide engaging, meaningful, and relevant language-learning resources for students.


Melanie Fox

Melanie Fox joined Mango Languages in 2020 and brought over 20 years of experience to the Mango Team. Described as an innovative, results-oriented management professional and language educator, she also holds expertise in language, eLearning, education technology, and professional service industries. Melanie is a hands-on coach for companies providing products and services in K-12, higher education, and corporate spheres. Melanie also serves as a multilingual subject matter expert for English and World Language learning and assessment. Melanie holds a B.S. in linguistics and Spanish from Georgetown University and an M.S. in linguistics (computational) from Georgetown University.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers an award-winning language learning solution, Mango Classroom, that empowers EL newcomer students to rapidly learn to speak with confidence while cultivating and preserving students’ understanding of their heritage languages. Mango teaches English using conversation-based lessons that are engaging, self-paced, interactive, and designed to meet students’ individual learning needs. Comparing favorably to ACTFL’s World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, Mango Classroom provides every student with access for up to five loved ones, ensuring newcomer families learn to speak English in no time.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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