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Differentiate Your Teaching for ESL Students: Sensory Instruction for Motivation
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Alex Monceaux, Associate Director, Lamar Pathway Program, Lamar University
Sponsored by VIPKid
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Each student is unique. How can we better support each student’s individual needs? Including for our ELLs? To do so, differentiated instruction is a critical approach to understand.
In general, differentiated instruction can take place along four avenues:
- Content: Figuring out what a student needs to learn, and which resources will help him do so
- Process: Activities that help students make sense of what they learn
- Projects: A way for students to “show what they know”
- Learning environment: How the classroom “feels” and how the class works together.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Alex Monceaux focuses on the use of multisensory instruction for ESL students. Multisensory instruction can help encourage students, especially ELLs, to gather information about a task, link information to ideas they already know and understand, solve tasks, understand relationships between concepts, and store information for later recall.
The session first introduces differentiated instruction and then focuses on the idea of “process” and how these processes shape learning and remembering. After this foundation, the session illustrates multiple traditional and non-traditional sensory paths to work with students to gather and link information to understand concepts and solve problems.
This presentation is of interest to preK-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Alex Monceaux holds degrees in English and modern languages (B.A. and M.A.), counseling and human development (M.Ed.), and educational leadership, Ed.D., with a concentration in global education. He began teaching K-12 in 1999 and in 2006 began teaching ESOL students at Lamar University in Texas. Since then, he has offered more than 50 professional development workshops and training sessions to educators from all over the world in South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Costa Rica, and Chile. Currently, Dr. Monceaux is the associate director, Lamar Pathway Program at Lamar University where he is responsible for program supervision, curriculum, and course crafting. He also teaches courses in the ESOL concentration, M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Program, and the ESL Pathway Programs, as well as courses at Lamar Institute of Technology.
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