Effective Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners

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Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Course #: W721

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 CPDUs; 3 SWCEUs


Differentiated instructional practices are critical in meeting the unique cultural and linguistic needs of English Language Learners (ELL). In this session, participants will explore key principles of effective instruction and how to apply them in your classroom, examine specific methodologies that are appropriate for young children, and use assessment to plan for differentiation.


Patricia Chamberlain, M.A.

Chamberlain teaches Assessment and Emergent Literacy for New Language Learners. She was the director of Elgin's U46 Schools, a large urban early childhood program which included birth to 5 home visiting programs, state funded preschool, special education preschool, kindergarten and full day kindergarten. She directed an Early Reading First federal grant which focused on literacy development in English and Spanish for children with and without special needs. She currently works with school districts and agencies to develop culturally and linguistically responsive early childhood programs.

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