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(Cancelled)Making Instruction Comprehensible for English Language Learners (Workshop + Webinar)(Cancelled)

by Pat Chamberlain
October 23 + November 21, 2013
Day 1 (10/23/2013): Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Day 2 (11/21/2013): Log-in 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Central Time)

Kishwaukee College, Room A222/A247/A268
21193 Malta Road, Malta, Illinois

Description:Whether you have one or many young English language learners in your setting, thoughtful planning of both language and curricular goals is critical to supporting their success. In this session, we'll examine key cultural and linguistic instructional principles; consider how the principles can be used within routines and structures; review several instructional strategies that utilize those principles; develop lesson plans that include those principles; plan assessment that informs instruction; and discuss family engagement strategies.

Presenter Bios:Pat Chamberlain has over thirty years of experience in the field of education. Pat has served in such roles as faculty member, principal, director, supervisor, parent educator, and teacher of various programs. Pat's focus is in bilingual education. For a number of years, Pat was a consultant at the Illinois Resource Center assisting programs. Pat has her Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University and certifications in special education supervisor, bilingual-Spanish, English as a second language and general administrative. She has presented a number of workshops locally and nationally. Pat's work has been published in Linguathon. She currently serves on the Illinois Early Learning Council-Diversity Committee and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Erikson Institute.

This training will provide 6.5 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) D


Full attendance for the workshop portion AND full participation in the webinar is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood
Kishwaukee College

Registration form for this workshop.
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