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Unlocking ELs Potential: Making Content Accessible

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Tere Masiarchin
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
Date/Time:
3/14/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
3/15/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D, Founder and President of SupportEd, National EL Authority and best selling author of Unlocking English Learners' Potential

Cost: includes lunch both days and a copy of Unlocking English Learners' Potential

  • $80/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $80/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $80/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Description: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will join us at CESA 2 for a two-day workshop series! Her new best selling book, Unlocking English Learners' Potential, is a once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students.

Content teachers and EL teachers, take special note: if you're looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challening content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete!

The question is not if English learners can succeed in today's more rigorous classrooms, but how.

Pariticpants will:

  • Explore why scaffolding for ELs is esstential to their academic engagement.
  • Define scaffolding and explore three categories of scaffolding (materials and resources, instructions, and student grouping) for scaffolding instruction for ELs.
  • Discuss strategies for planning scaffolded lessons for ELs.
  • Apply strategies for scaffolding content lessons for ELs at different levels of English proficiency.
  • And much more!

About the Presenter:

Diane founded SupportEd (formerly DSF Consulting) in 2011 as a way to serve all stakeholders who work to help ELs realize their full potential. At SupportEd, Diane serves as project lead for all the team’s work and communicates directly with clients. Some recent projects include developing a suite of five blended EL professional development modules for the National Education Association, creating a set of English language proficiency standards for adults and an online training module for the U.S. Department Education in partnership with the American Institutes for Research, revising the P-12 Professional Teaching Standards for TESOL International Association, and providing ESOL program support and technical assistance to the Syracuse City School District (NY). Diane is an author of four books, a blogger for the Colorín Colorado website, and a frequent keynote presenter on EL education at conferences across North America. Diane was a research associate at George Washington University’s Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, spent a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA, and taught English in Mexico and Germany. Diane earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Literacy at George Mason University. She earned her MAT in TESOL at the School for International Training and her Masters in German at Penn State University. She lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband, three elementary age kids who are in a Spanish immersion program in their public school, a dog, a few fish, and an elderly hamster. Diane speaks fluent Spanish and German, grew up on a dairy farm in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, and is a first-generation college graduate.


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