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Supporting English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms
Presented by: Paula Markus
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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About the Session:

This series of three 2-hour online learning sessions will engage educators in grades 1 – 8 in an exploration of best practices to support English language learners in all elementary classrooms. 

Together, we’ll examine the processes of language learning and how elementary teachers can build in classroom instructional practices, aligned with the Alberta ELL Benchmarks, that facilitate the development of their students’ English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  We’ll look at how the affirmation of diverse students’ linguistic and cultural identities provides critical support for language learning.  We will survey print and online resources that facilitate language learning for English language learners in elementary classrooms.  Practices, projects and resources that enable effective online distance learning for English language learners will be shared.  Strategies for promoting inclusion and engagement of parents and the community will also be considered.   

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 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 02, 2020
Cost: $75.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s): 1-8
Audience: Teachers