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Academic MTSS MS Literacy Focus: Implementing “Word Generation” to Enhance Language Skills

February 26, 2020


1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Quality Education for English Learners: 50 Years of Development, Durable Ideas and Required Shifts

This presentation reviews key themes in the education of English Learners across the last half century. Theoretical understandings, their impact, permanence, and the need to restructure ideas and practices will be key components. The argument will be made that while life and requirements for students to be community, college, and career ready have changed dramatically in the last 50 years, pedagogical practices have not kept up to pace. With illustrations from pedagogical materials and video clips notions such as sociocultural theory and the centrality of oral interaction in development, scaffolding, lesson design, and text complexity will be revised and put in perspective. Participants will leave the session being able to provide explanations of why interaction and meta processes are the engine that should drive the conceptual, analytic, and language practices of English Learners.

Objectives:

After the professional development participants will be able to:

  • List key components in a sociocultural approach to the academic development of English Learners
  • Explain scaffolding
  • Identify when teacher help does not constitute an instance of scaffolding
  • Name the three moments of a lesson


Instructor: Dr. Aida Walqui, Ph.D.
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02/26/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM PaTTAN - Harrisburg
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February 27, 2020


8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Apprenticing English Learners into Conscious and Self-Directed Disciplinary Vocabulary Development

The presentation builds on sociocultural/ecological theory to present a robust model of vocabulary development with second language learners. It considers development as a process of apprenticeship where deliberately constructed student interaction around pivotal disciplinary themes triggers development. In this model, students’ use of metacognition while reading, writing, and expressing themselves orally develops their voice and agency with considerable growth in the appropriation of new terms and concepts. The model to be discussed, while building on Word Generation practices amplifies them to embed the development of language in sociocultural practice. Video clips will illustrate the approach.

Core topics of the professional development include:

  • Sociocultural theory and the development of language practices, including vocabulary
  • Apprenticeship; scaffolding
  • The simultaneous development of conceptual
  • Analytic, and language practices
  • Interaction as the engine that drives development; the deliberate construction of interactive opportunities for English Learners to develop language and vocabulary
  • The emergence of student voice and autonomy

Objectives:

After the professional development participants will be able to:

  • Describe the construction and enactment of deliberate invitations to engage students in activity that develops their conceptual, analytic, and language practices
  • Describe scaffolding as situated in specific contexts and responsive to the developmental needs of students
  • Identify when scaffolding is appropriate and when it is not generative support
  • Identify student productive academic (disciplinary) engagement in a developing language

Instructor: Dr. Aida Walqui Ph.D.
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02/27/2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM PaTTAN - Harrisburg
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May 14, 2020


1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Best Practices in ELA Formative Assessment for All Students including Diverse Learners

Participants will review formative assessment measures that are designed for diverse learners but may be used with all students. Teachers will learn how to assess reading comprehension levels to inform instructional intensity through effective instructional practices.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to….

  • Describe the purpose of formative assessment, particularly as it applies to students with diverse learning needs
  • Use tool to interpret student knowledge of grammatical structures and broader reading comprehension skill development and growth
  • Use tool to identify student needs and make instruction more explicit

Instructor: PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Dr. Mikyung Wolf, Dr. Caroline Wylie,
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05/14/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM PaTTAN - Harrisburg
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