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ESL Collaborative Community--Best Practices for Supporting our English Language Learners
Presented by: Jane Gallacher & Susan Somerville
Date(s):
Thursday, November 07, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, March 05, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

ESL Collaborative Community

Best Practices for Supporting our English Language Learners”

Share and learn about best practices for supporting English Language Learners in the inclusive classroom. Susan Somerville and Jane Gallacher will facilitate an ESL collaborative community. This full day workshop is for classroom teachers (Grades 1 - 9) as well as ELL leaders in search of ways to support and engage their students and staff.

Nov 7, 2019 Foundational Practices

Session 1 Description (co-facilitators to support various areas of expertise)

Join us and work with other central area educators to deepen your understanding of ways to support ELLs by exploring:

  • principles of second language acquisition
  • the importance of using classroom assessment practices to inform the benchmarks
  • the use of Alberta Education Benchmarks/ “I Can” resources to guide teaching practice
  • general strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas

 

March 5, 2020 Practical Implementation

Session 2 Description (co-facilitators to support various areas of expertise)

Join us and work with other central area educators to further your understanding on ways to support ELLs by:

  • making content accessible through comprehensible input
  • enhancing lessons/units with language goals and intentional planning
  • incorporating technology into core subject areas
  • using powerful strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas

 

About the Presenter(s):
Jane Gallacher & Susan Somerville

Jane Gallacher has been an Educational Consultant/ Registered Psychologist for Golden Hills School Division for the past seventeen years. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Jane was a Junior High School classroom teacher and High School Resource teacher for the Calgary Board of Education. As part of her role at Golden Hills School Division, she is the English as a Second language consultant. Jane has been part of the ESL rural symposium since its inception. She has completed her TESL Canada Level 1 certificate and TESOL Separating Difference from Disability course. Jane is passionate about ensuring ELL students meet their full potential in the school setting.  

 Susan Somerville has been an Instructional Coach for the Golden Hills School Division for the past three years. In addition, she has over twenty-five years of teaching experience including Kindergarten through to adults. She currently teaches ELLs at the University of Calgary and holds her TESL Canada Standard 1 certification. Her areas of focus include English as a Second Language, inclusive education and differentiation. She is passionate about coaching educators and working with students with learning differences as well as incorporating the use of technology to enhance learning.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL 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 seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2019
Cost: $100.00
Focus(es): English as a Second Language / English Language Learners
Grade Level(s): 1-9
Audience: Teachers, ELL leaders