Unlocking English Learners' (ELs') Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible

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Categories: Conference Professional Development Training

In this session, participants will explore research-based strategies for supporting ELs' engagement with grade-level academic content. Through he use of interactive activities and classroom video clips, participants will explore strategies for scaffolding academic tasks to meet the needs of ELs of varying proficiency levels. They will also learn and apply research-based strategies for supporting ELs' academic language development through vocabulary instruction and focused instruction of academic language at the sentence and discourse levels. To wrap up the session, participants will apply these instructional strategies to their own teaching contexts.

All participants will receive a copy of the bestselling book Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible. Participants will take away practical strategies for effective instruction of ELs and will leave the day with clear goals for supporting ELs in their context.

Participants are requested to bring a laptop or other device for use during the workshop and a lesson plan they have used or will use with their students.

This is a pre-conference to the NDDPI Fall Educators conference, therefore all pre-conference tickets are being sold in conjunction with the Fall Conference registration. To order a ticket, please select the "Pre-Conference Unlocking English Language Learner Potential" ticket. Once the you have registered you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite, if you have any questions on registration, please contact Jill Frohlich at 701-328-2268.

For more information, please contact Lodee Arnold in the Office of Indian/Multicultural Education via email or at 701-328-1876.

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