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Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms, 8-12th September 2014, Bangkok

Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms

Date: 8-12 September 2014
Venue: St. Stephen’s International School, Bangkok
Cost: AUD$4375
Deadline: ASAP
Contact Details: Frances McGen frances.m@sis.edu

St. Stephen’s International School, Bangkok will be hosting a CPD event entitled “Teaching ESL students in mainstream classroom.”

It is an intensive 5 days train the trainer professional development programme for teachers, delivered in small groups of 10-20 teachers. The programme encompasses 25 hours face to face learning in 9 modules, which combined with reading module and activities is equivalent to more than 50 hours of professional development for teachers.

It is relevant for all teachers with students (aged 8-18yrs) who are learning through a language that is not their primary language.

The successful graduate then becomes resident school based tutors who can deliver the teacher development course in your own school.

FLIER:
Teaching_ESL_students_Tutor_Program

Dragonfly Training – Courses in SE Asia, October – November 2014, Bangkok, Vietnam

Dragonfly Training Courses:
OCTOBER 2014

RESEARCH FOR LEARNING (RFL): BANGKOK 6 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

MAKE YOUR CLASSROOM AN IPAD CLASSROOM! (DAY ONE): BANGKOK 6 OCTOBER JOE DALE

DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT STUDY SKILLS IN SENIOR STUDENTS: BANGKOK 7 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

MAKE YOUR CLASSROOM AN IPAD CLASSROOM! (DAY TWO): BANGKOK 7 OCTOBER JOE DALE

THE VERY LATEST IN ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING: BANGKOK 8 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

TWILIGHT – OPPORTUNITIES, PITFALLS AND SAFEGUARDING IN A DIGITAL WORLD – A COURSE FOR EVERY CLASSROOM TEACHER:BANGKOK 8 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

MAKE YOUR MFL CLASSROOM AN IPAD CLASSROOM!: BANGKOK 8 OCTOBER JOE DALE

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING: BANGKOK 9 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

EFFECTIVE MARKING AND FEEDBACK: BANGKOK 10 OCTOBER STEVE GARNETT

Dragonfly Training Courses:
NOVEMBER 2014

EAL: BLENDED LEARNING (SECONDARY): BANGKOK 24 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

EAL: BLENDED LEARNING (PRIMARY): BANGKOK 25 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

TWILIGHT: FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION: BANGKOK 25 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

USING IPADS TO TEACH EAL/EFL: BANGKOK 26 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING FOR THE NON-SPECIALIST TEACHER: HO CHI MINH 27 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

EAL: BLENDED LEARNING (PRIMARY): HO CHI MINH 28 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

EAL: BLENDED LEARNING (SECONDARY): HO CHI MINH 29 NOVEMBER FRAN JONES

LINK FOR FULL DETAILS:
Dragonfly SE Asia Term 1 2014-15

Evidence-Based Planning to Improve English Learners’ Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement, November 13th-14th 2014, Chiang Mai

Evidence-Based Planning to Improve English Learners’
Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement
By Dr. Virginia Rojas

Target Audience
Teachers with English Language Learners in their class

Date/Time
Nov 13 – 14, 2014
8.30 – 15.30
Location: Chiangmai, Thailand
(Exact venue: to be confirmed)

Background
Traditional ESL programs grew from a deficit model where English learners were perceived as ‘problems’ needing to be fixed by specialists in order to function in mainstream classrooms.

Rethinking and redefining this orientation is leading schools to figure out ways to design high-challenge, high support learning environments in which English learners gain a sense of their own competence through academic literacy and achievement.

Workshop Aim
In the course of this workshop participants will interactively answer these questions:
• What are best practices for simultaneously increasing the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners?
• How can ESL and mainstream teachers work together to make this happen?
• How can grade-level academic standards (expectations) be used to get this work done?

Workshop Objectives
Specific workshop outcomes include:
• The development of a professional knowledge base on linguistic and cultural issues related to teaching English learners in K-12 settings.
• An understanding of programs options and curricula models.
• How to use specific instructional strategies to build background knowledge, scaffold meaning, extend language development, and affirm cultural identity as suggested by IBO for ELL in international schools.
• How to use literacy strategies (i.e. vocabulary, reading and writing) to increase academic language literacy skills in all curricula subjects.
• How to use instructional frameworks (i.e. assessment, differentiation, cooperative learning and co-teaching) to provide access to grade-level content to ELL in all subject areas.
• Using standards-based and assessment-driven instruction to support English Learners to CAN DO what teachers want them to know and do.
• An understanding of how classroom and ESL specialists can seamlessly work together to differentiate instruction and assessment equitably

Workshop Facilitator

Virginia Rojas, Ed.D. conducts professional training on effective programs and strategies forEnglish learners from pre-school through grade 12 for ESL and classroom teachers alike. As an ASCD faculty member, Dr. Rojas uses the backwards design curriculum model to work help teachers design high-challenge, high-support learning experiences forstrengthening English learners’ second language proficiency and academic achievement.

She provides professional development trainings, job-embedded coaching and demonstration lessons, and conducts linguistic audits of EAL (English as an Additional Language) program. She has worked in over 200 international schools throughout the world as well as with school districts in the US and Canada.

Dr. Rojas is the author of Strategies for Success with English Language Learners: An Action Toolkit for Classroom and ESL Teachers published by ASCD (2007) and of Educating English Language Learners: Connecting Language, Literacy, and Culture (2010), ASCD DVD Series.

Implementable Skills
This workshop was held in Bangkok , Thailand in January 2014. The response of the participants to the question:
“What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” (Look online for the link)

Course Fee
Regular (Register by September 26, 2014)
Course fee: USD 690 per participant
Reduced Fee: USD 620 for 2 or more participants registering together

Early Bird (Register by August 25, 2014)
Course fee: USD 650 per participant
Reduced Fee: USD 580 for 2 or more participants registering together

Contact Information
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
E-mail: ksithailand@gmail.com
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770
(replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)

This course is also due to be held :
Nov 18 – 19, 2014
8.30 – 15.30
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(Exact venue: to be confirmed)

Flier:
Evidence – V Rojas