September 10, 2010
E-Broadcast 2010.193 – CLIMBS workshop series and call for State Bilingual Conference Presenters
(Content and Language Integration as a Means of Bridging Success)
***REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 ***
(Registration is limited to 25 participants)
No prior training in teaching ELLs is necessary!
The workshop series objectives are:
- To build understanding of the integration of content and WIDA English language proficiency (ELP) standards in classroom instruction.
- To apply research and best practices to a model of sheltered or scaffolded instruction for ELLs.
- To use summative and formative assessment to inform instruction.
- To share best practices among ESL, bilingual and general educators through face-to-face and online collaboration.
NOTE: This course takes place over five full-day face-to-face sessions over six months. Participants will interact through online discussions and exercises between face-to-face sessions. No substitutions to the original team of registrants will be allowed once the series has begun.
Target Audience: Teams of educators from the same school. Teams should consist of 3 to 5 participants (one ESL/bilingual teacher, one administration, and at least one general education/content teacher, special education teacher, curriculum coach, learning coordinator, literacy specialist, etc.)
Location: Illinois Resource Center, 2626 S. Clearbrook Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Dates: Tuesdays: Oct 12, 2010; Nov 30, 2010; Jan 25, 2011; Feb 22, 2011; Mar 15, 2011
Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Workshop: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: includes CLIMBS course materials, breakfast and lunch each day and a copy of the book: Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach. Rothenberg, C. and Fisher, D. (2007).
Illinois Public School District Teams
$1905 for one team of 3 participants
$635 each additional participant
Presenters: Jeanette Gordon, John Hilliard, Tammy King, Barbara Marler, IRC
Registration Form: http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/pdf/catalog.pdf (p. 20)
Call for presenters for Annual State Conference – December 7-10, 2010
The 34th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students will be held from December 7-10, 2010 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort Marriott, Oak Brook, Illinois. The conference has received national acclaim for its organization, scope and content. Organizers seek presenters who are outstanding bilingual, ESL, dual language, and mainstream teachers whose techniques, strategies and methodologies are directly applicable to children of diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Of particular interest are individuals with expertise in content areas of math, science, social studies and language arts at any grade level. Recommendations are also sought for teachers who work with early childhood and/or exceptional needs English language learners.