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A Day in the Life of an English Language Learner: An EL Simulation

with Maria Ortiz-Smith

February 27, 2020
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

at the Southwest Plains Conference Center
810 W. Lark Avenue, Sublette

School systems in Kansas are committed to meeting the needs of English Learners and their families. Let us help you optimize your efforts and enhance practice by adding to your knowledge of strategies. Experience the effectiveness of these strategies by assuming the role of an EL student as you make sense of a lesson taught in another language. You will also navigate the school system as a family whose native language is not English to help your journey towards authentic family engagement.

The English Learner Simulation will extend your knowledge and give you the 'how' to enact your passion for ALL learners.or the students and families they serve. This knowledge will enable them to notice the strengths of the students and families that they serve and use the curriculum of the home as a foundation for learning.

Participants will experience and reflect on the implementation of Checks for Understanding; language supports for each level of language acquisition such as anchor charts, sentence and paragraph frames, comprehensible input, etc.; and tools for family engagement.

Who Should Attend: PK-12 Educators & Administrators


Registration Fee:
$125/person SWP members
$140/person Non members
FREE to SWP Title III Consortium Members


College Credit Available: 0.5 college credit hour ($45 payable to MidAmerica Nazarene)

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