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HOLD THE DATE – June 24-26, 2014 for Maine’s ESL Summer Academy

HOLD THE DATE – June 24-26, 2014 for Maine’s ESL Summer Academy
A three-day residential training held at the University of Maine, Orono
Registration Details Forthcoming

“Focus on Classrooms:  English language development (ELD) standards in Action-
Lesson planning and analyzing data for classroom decision-making.”

This three-day interactive and differentiated academy provides an in-depth opportunity to apply the ELD Standards to classroom instruction. Participants will explore the purpose and process of transforming the model performance indicators (MPIs) and apply these ideas to their specific educational settings.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of lesson planning for content and language development
  • Create effective student profiles for language instruction
  • Transform MPIs to reflect specific instructional settings
  • Identify language goals for instruction and assessment

In addition, participants will be introduced to a data analysis process to apply to their own classroom data in order to gain more experience analyzing data for classroom decision-making from a language lens.

Presenter: Amy King, WIDA Professional Development Outreach Specialist
Amy Suzanne King, first discovered her passion for working with English learners as a volunteer literacy tutor in Washington, DC. As a result of this experience, her plan to travel the world as a foreign correspondent was altered forever. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of English teaching and adult learning in this country and abroad. Read more

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