Professional Development - Project Sponsored
Project Reach offers workshops, conferences and training opportunities carried out on the different University of Maine system campuses. Topics range from multicultural education, heritage language classroom approaches, English as a Second Language (ESL) and second language content instruction and test preparation workshops for the Praxis II exam.
Praxis II® Preparation Workshop
“English to Speakers of Other Languages”
The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Praxis II® test assesses knowledge of a variety of subject areas (linguistics, language teaching methodology, curriculum, cultural diversity and testing and assessment) for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in public schools. During the workshop we will examine and provide an overview of the test categories. We will also discuss study tips and how to prepare for the test. The ESOL Praxis II® test is a requirement for the state of Maine English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. The ESOL Praxis II® test code is 0361 and more test information can be found at www.ets.org.
Friday, February 7th, 2014 · 3:00 – 5:00 pm · University of Southern Maine, room TBA, Portland
Note: registration for February’s workshop will open January, 2014
Workshop Presenter: Bart Weyand is the program director for the English for Speakers of Other Languages program at the University of Southern Maine.
Please contact Jane Dare at email@example.com or 207-581-3847 if you need assistance.
Working with the Academic Language of the
Next Generation Science Standards
Every student is an Academic Language Learner – developing academic language in your students benefits all but is critical for English learners. Spend a day with the language demands of the Next Generation Science Standards through the lens of the WIDA English Language Development Standards.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 · 8:30am – 3:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine
No registration fee and lunch will be provided
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WIDA Presenter: Troy Dassler has 17 years of experience in ESL/Bilingual Education. He has done unit and lesson plan development work funded through the National Science Foundation on bringing cutting-edge science to all students in k-12 formal and informal settings. He is also part of the national implementation team for the Next Generation Science Standards.