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January 5, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Effective English Communication for the Diverse Classroom - Part 1

Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help native English speakers adapt their English to be better understood by non-native English speakers. The first step in improving comprehensibility is to become aware of the idioms, expressions, and slang that are a natural part of native speech. By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will be able to recognize and modify their use of language to be better understood in the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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January 12, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Effective English Communication for the Diverse Classroom - Part 2

Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help native English speakers adapt their English to be better understood by non-native English speakers. The first step in improving comprehensibility is to become aware of the idioms, expressions, and slang that are a natural part of native speech. By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will be able to recognize and modify their use of language to be better understood in the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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January 19, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Using Gender Inclusive Language in the Modern Day Classroom - Part 3

Description: This interactive workshop will be based on the guidelines from the United Nations for using gender-neutral/gender-inclusive language. Participants will review the guidelines and practice modifying written and verbal statements with the goal of taking this new knowledge back to the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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February 7, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

An Introduction to Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: This workshop will provide CTE teachers with an introduction to approaches for supporting their students who are experiencing homelessness. The session will begin with an overview of the McKinney-Vento HomelessAssistance Act, and available assistance from the federal, state, and local levels, as well as strategies to implement at the classroom level to foster academic success. The session will conclude with a guided discussion.

Presenter(s): Kate O'Hara, NYIT

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

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March 22, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Creating Lessons (part 1 of 3)

Description: This workshop will focus on creating lessons that are accessible to ELLs while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum and the learning outcomes.  By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to differentiate objectives on a given topic.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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March 23, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Differentiating Assessments (Part 2 of 3)

Description: In this workshop, the primary focus will be on how to create and use formal and informal assessments to help ELLs demonstrate their knowledge. By the end of the workshop, participants will have some new resources in their assessment-making tool kits.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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March 29, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Scaffolding for the Language-Diverse Classroom (Part 3 of 3)

Description: In construction, scaffolding helps to safely support and create elevation temporarily–until the project is complete. It serves the same purpose in the classroom! From modeling expectations to schema-building, scaffolding allows students to reach new heights with the help of various modes of content delivery.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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May 3, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Tips/Best Practices for ELL Classroom Success (Part 1 of 3)

Description: This interactive workshop will highlight best practices for teaching ELLs while drawing on the successful experiences that the participants have had during this school year. Teachers will leave this workshop with a mini toolkit for future classroom success. 

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, Engagement Strategies 

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May 10, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Best Practices for Creating Multimodal Lessons for ELL Success (Part 2 of 3)

Description:  Students learn in unique ways, and what works for some doesn't work for all. To help ELLs grasp content, the more modes the better! From infographics to video, the this two-part workshop will explore how to deliver a lesson in several different ways. Put your creative caps on and join the fun!

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs

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May 17, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Best Practices for Creating Multimodal Lessons for ELL Success (Part 3 of 3)

Description:  Students learn in unique ways, and what works for some doesn't work for all. To help ELLs grasp content, the more modes the better! From infographics to video, this two-part workshop will explore how to deliver a lesson in several different ways. Put your creative caps on and join the fun!

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs

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