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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2011 Annual Conference

March 26 28, 2011
San Francisco, CA

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Using an Observation Protocol to Ensure Effective Reading Instruction for English Language Learners
This session will present leaders and specialists with an observation protocol for ensuring that K-5 teachers are providing effective reading instruction to English language learners.  Participants will gain an understanding of how and why reading instruction must be adapted in order for the instruction to be meaningful for students learning English. The presenter will emphasize the importance of first-language influences, background-building, oral language and vocabulary development, as well as culturally-responsive instruction.

Presenter: Lisa Tabaku
8:00 - 9:30 am
Moscone Center, Exhibit Level, 113

A Framework to Link Content Standards and English Language Proficiency Standards
This session presents a framework and exemplars that integrate content and English language proficiency (ELP) standards for English language learners. This “linking tool” includes language and content objectives, academic vocabulary, language structures, and strategies scaffolded across ELP levels. Developed collaboratively with two districts using their state’s standards, it has applicability to other states and districts and to the Common Core Standards. This teacher-friendly model can be used for curriculum and professional development, and classroom instruction.

Presenter: Betty Ansin Smallwood
5:15 - 6:15 pm

Moscone Center, Mezzanine Level, 232-234

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Middle and High School Newcomer Programs: What's Working
Our adolescent newcomers may be at high risk of school failure if they enter our secondary schools with weak educational backgrounds or limited literacy in their primary language or in English. This session reports on a recent national research study on specialized newcomer programs and highlights the program designs, instructional practices, and state and local policies that are leading to success for these learners. Learn more.

Presenter: Deborah Short
1:45 2:45 pm
Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena Salon 2

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