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Talk About Supporting English Language Learners
Presented by: Paula Markus
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Lacombe Memorial Centre 5214 50 Avenue, Lacombe, AB
About the Session:

In this session, teachers of all grades will explore how to incorporate Scholastic’s Talk About non-fiction series for English language learners into their classroom program, providing a range of scaffolded supports for ELLs’ growth in speaking, reading and writing in English. We will also look at best practices, strategies and techniques for supporting English language learners in every classroom: tapping into and building on ELLs’ background knowledge, supporting their learning through their home language, and deepening their knowledge of the academic English they need to succeed in school.

About the Presenter(s):
Paula Markus

Paula Markus retired from the role of ESL/ELD Program Co-ordinator with the Toronto District School Board in 2017. She is currently a sessional lecturer on supporting English Language Learners in the Masters of Teaching Program at OISE/University of Toronto. Paula is the founder of the “Celebrating Linguistic Diversity” Conference, Ontario’s largest professional gathering of K–12 teachers of English language learners.

Cancellation Policy:
Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.
Registration Deadline: October 23, 2017
Cost: $70.00
Focus(es): English as a Second Language / English Language Learners
Grade Level(s): K-8
Audience: Teachers