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Strategies for Lesson Planning and Instruction for English Language Learners
Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christie Lillard, English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, New York City
Sponsored by Squiggle Park®
This edWebinar is designed to provide educators with concrete strategies for lesson planning and instruction for English language learners. Christie Lillard, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in New York City, presents research-supported instructional practices, scaffolding, and methods of differentiation that can be used across grades levels to support English language learners at various proficiency levels.
After watching this session, viewers will not only have strategies that they can apply in the classroom, but they will also be more familiar with several theoretical frameworks that may be useful for teachers of English learners. All K-8 teachers, librarians, specialists, and school leaders interested in strategies for lesson planning and instruction for English language learners will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Christie Lillard is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in a New York City public school. Christie received bachelor’s degrees in international affairs, Spanish, and linguistics as well as a minor in Portuguese from the University of Georgia. After college, she taught middle school oral English in Hunan province, China, and helped prepare students for the TOEFL English proficiency exam. Christie has a Master’s of Education in human development from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s in teaching english to speakers of other languages from the City College of New York. She is now beginning her fourth year teaching ESL in grades K-5 and she is a member of Squiggle Park’s teacher team this summer. Christie’s educational interests include social and emotional well-being, international education, blended learning and the science of language acquisition.
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