Differentiation Strategies for Language Learners
Led by Beth Skelton
Led by Beth Skelton
WHO IS IT FOR?
In this interactive workshop, participants will experience differentiation strategies in demonstration lessons from an asset-based approach. After each learning experience, participants will reflect on ways to apply the strategies to various grade levels, language acquisition levels, and content areas or units of inquiry. Participants will analyze academic language demands of texts and units of inquiry and create supports and scaffolds to ensure that all students can access grade-level content and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Participants should bring plans for an upcoming lesson in order to participate in a protocol for adding the language lens to the lesson.
Throughout the workshop, participants will:
|8:00 – 8:30||Light breakfast (arrival/registration)|
|8:30 – 10:30||Session|
|10:30 – 11:00||Morning break|
|11:00 – 12:30||Session|
|12:30 – 13:15||Lunch|
|13:15 – 14:30||Session|
|14:30 – 15:00||Afternoon break|
|15:00 – 16:00||Session|
Coffee will be served from 8.00am. Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants.
There will be an opportunity to network at lunchtime with other participants from different schools and different countries.
Beth Skelton provides professional development, coaching, and consulting for schools around the world focused on creating equitable education for multilingual learners. She believes that all students are academic language learners and that all teachers are language teachers.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Teacher Education and has worked with early childhood, elementary, middle, high school and adult language learners in rural, urban, suburban, and international school settings for over 30 years. She is a WIDA certified trainer and has extensive experience and training in Kagan cooperative learning, Harvard Project Zero and Visible Thinking Routines, SIOP, International Baccalaureate English B course, Marzano’s Strategies that Work for English Learners, Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) for English Learners, and student-centered instructional coaching. She has published materials for teaching adult English Learners with the TPRS method entitled Putting it Together, which have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, and sign language.