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ACAMIS: 2017 ELL Conference - China

Discussion in 'Classroom' started by Internationalteacher, 21 Feb 2017.

  1. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    In case anyone in China or elsewhere is interested in attending the ACAMIS: 2017 ELL (English Language Learning) Conference in Shanghai on April 28/29th. I"m hoping I get to go.

    Theme: Building on Student Assets and Teacher Assets

    Some of the session includes*:

    Pathways towards Language Proficiency:

    A workshop describing the shift from a focus on language to an intentional focus on language use. This workshop describes a functional approach to language development that integrates language and content while keeping students at the center. Participants will explore language use in textbooks and student work as an strategy to identifying a language focus in curriculum and instruction.

    Designing Access to Content for Multilingual Learners:

    Participants in this workshop will discuss the use of Can Do descriptors as a way to access content instruction. The activities and discussions in this workshop will support language differentiation through the various stages of teaching and learning through a student-centered approach.

    Formative Language Assessment:

    This workshop describes the process of formative assessment as a tool for examining language use in your classroom. Participants will discuss various tools for observing, collecting and analyzing data and making instructional decisions as part of their instruction.

    Asset-Based Teaching: Using WIDA to Discover What Your Learners Can Do:

    An asset-based approach builds on what learners can do, and helps students to take ownership for their learning. Effective practices for English language learners should build on individual students’ interests, language skills and background knowledge. Using the WIDA English language development framework, participants will explore how to design instruction so each student can participate meaningfully in all content areas.

    Building a Culture of Collaboration to Support ELLs:

    Collaboration is now a norm in today’s international schools, and when educators plan, teach and inquire together, we model the 21st century learning skills we hope to develop in our students. Teachers need to see the value in working together, and schools need to dedicate the time to develop the tools and processes for effective collaboration; this process helps to engage all learners in the core curriculum while developing essential academic language and literacy skills. This workshop will present practical tools and specific action steps for building a collaborative culture to improve teaching and learning.

    ACAMIS: 2017 English Language Learning Conference @ YCIS Pudong

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