Jennifer Himmel serves as Director of PreK-12 EL Professional Development programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Her work involves overseeing research-based professional development activities and technical assistance to schools in the U.S. and abroad. She manages the CAL SIOP service line, leading professional development activities with over 50 schools/districts annually and creating education products on the SIOP Model.
Miriam Burt serves as manager of Adult English Language Education at CAL, with over 35 years of experience in adult ESL teaching, program administration, teacher training, curriculum development, and program planning and evaluation. She has trainings and research-to-practice publications to people, programs, and institutions working with adults learning English in the U.S. and overseas in refugee camps, postsecondary education programs, and workplaces.
Speaking and listening skills are essential for English learners in order to participate effectively in the workplace, the community, and at school, and form the basis for English literacy development. This hands-on workshop provides participants with tools to create and implement instructional activities that foster oral language development for English learners of all ages and proficiency levels. At this interactive workshop, participants will practice evidence-based strategies that promote peer-to-peer and teacher-to-student interaction in different content areas and learn how to implement instructional scaffolds to ensure total participation during these tasks. Workshop activities include mini-lectures, demonstrations, guided lesson design, viewing of authentic classroom video, discussion, and reflection. Participants will receive copies of CAL's Seven Principles for Effective Instruction for English Learners.
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Advance Rate (paid by check by Friday, October 3)
$30 (or $10 special student rate)
Regular Rate (cash/check at the door)
$40 (or $15 special student rate)
Cancellations received after October 6 are non-refundable.
Please make all checks payable to American University:
American University TESOL Program
Department of World Languages and Cultures
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016