This professional learning opportunity will be facilitated by Susan O’Hara, Ph.D., the executive director of the CRESS Center at the School of Education at the University of California, Davis.
By the end of the workshop, participants will
- Analyze the academic language and literacy demands of content area instruction, and the implications for academic English language learner students.
- Be introduced to a set of research-based practices for developing academic language and literacy for ELL students.
- Understand how best practices look and sound at different levels of instruction, as described in an observation protocol, and identify the instructional moves that can effectively move a teacher from one level of enactment to the next.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to apply a suite of tools, including video illustrations and strategies, that can be utilized to support teacher’s enactment of these practices and improve their own instruction.