Georgia ESOL Conference at KSU Center Kennesaw State University Center
Barbara Marler will deliver a key note presentation related to her book, Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services (2013), along with a book signing for theGeorgia English as a Second or Other (ESOL) Language at the annual conference, sponsored by Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Department of Education Title III in Kennesaw, GA.
When educators come together to create a problem-solving framework that acknowledges and embraces the cultural and linguistic needs of English language learners, students receive services that appropriately meet their needs and districts can address disproportionality in Special Education.
El Conjunto: Standards-referenced Components for Dual Language Unit Planning
Participants will review a standards-referenced list of curricular components essential for dual language unit planning with a focus on translinguistic and transcultural expectations. These content and language components are compatible with a variety of curriculum frameworks, including Understanding by Design. Examples of units incorporating these components will be shared with participants.
When educators come together to create a problem-solving framework that acknowledges and embraces the cultural and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs), higher quality educational services result. Participants will gain expertise in collaborating, gathering valid and reliable information, and delivering a continuum of services through the ELL lens.
At the CoCoMo Nevada Summer Institute 2014 over 20 teams of teachers, school leaders, and administrators from across the state came together to enrich their use of College and Career Readiness Standards in conjunction with WIDA Language Development Standards in the design of units of learning. Working with facilitators, teams built capacity for planning and implementing standards-driven curriculum, assessment, and instruction for language learners.