Professional Development - 2013 Summer Academy
2013 Summer Academy - A three-day residential academy for teachers and administrators
Linking Language and Learning: Integrating WIDA ELD Standards with Content Standards
June 25-27, 2013 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center in Orono
In this three day interactive and differentiated academy, participants will have opportunities to work collaboratively to explore the language demands of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants will work together to integrate content and language standards to develop a custom design for instruction of ELLs that is comprehensible, challenging and grounded in academic language development. Participants will create materials using the three sets of standards. Although not a requirement, participants may bring lessons or units that they have created prior to the academy for feedback and development.
Melissa Paton’s fifteen years of teaching experience have been devoted to working solely with students with diverse linguistic backgrounds and to helping all teachers build their capacity for developing students’ language acquisition. Her focus at WIDA is to bring the WIDA ELD Standards to life in the classroom. She also works closely with the FLARE project and is delighted to be in the forefront of creating avenues for formative language assessment. Melissa Paton is passionate about creating educational equity for English language learners which is why she has found a home at WIDA. Her fifteen years of teaching experience have been devoted to working solely with students with diverse linguistic backgrounds and to helping all teachers build their capacity for developing students’ language acquisition. Her interest stems from an upbringing in a multi-lingual home where she developed an interest in language, culture and social justice at an early age. Melissa holds degrees from UC San Diego and Edgewood College in Literature, English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education. She is a professed math geek and enjoys working with general education teachers in particular to address differentiation and scaffolding for language growth within content areas. When not at WIDA, you can find her on the dance floor, spinning to a salsa beat and keeping her Spanish skills sharp, or playing with her bilingual chocolate lab.
|$250 per person includes:||$200 per person includes:
(find your own off campus lodging)
Please note: Mileage is not included in the Academy fee; no travel reimbursement is provided by Maine Department of Education or Project Reach. In order to maximize the experience the number of participants is limited; early registration is suggested and encouraged.
Registration and Payment: Visit www.maine.gov/education/esl/summeracademy/index.html to indicate your intent to participant. Your information will be sent to the MDOE and Project Reach. However, full payment must be received in order to be registered. If payment is not received, you are not registered. Academy space is limited and based on a first come basis with full payment. Payment is due no later than June 1, 2013. Payment may be made by Check or Purchase Order. Payment must be made to: Treasurer, State of Maine and sent to: Ann Vashon, Maine Department of Education – ESL, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023. Please note on payment, “2013 MDOE ESL Summer Academy.”
Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations with full refund will be permitted with written notice of cancellation received no later than June 10, 2013. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received on or after June 12, 2013.
On-Campus Lodging: A single room is provided in a shared suite with a shared bathroom in an on-campus residence hall. Each suite has three or four single bedrooms (twin bed, desk, dresser) off a common sitting area with kitchen and one shared bathroom. The Wells Conference Center is a 15-minute walk from the residence hall. Residence hall check-in begins Monday June 24 at 5:00 p.m.; meals for Monday are not included in the Academy fee.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.1 CEUs are available through the University of Maine, details will be included in the academy materials.
Sponsored by: Project Reach and Maine Department of Education’s English as Second Language (ESL) / Bilingual Programs