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Jeff Alan Zwiers to keynote Language, Culture, and Identity Conference October 19, 2017, at the University of Southern Maine


PORTLAND – The Multicultural and Multilingual Center of Portland Public Schools announces its fourth regional conference, Language, Culture, and Identity, to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the University of Southern Maine, Portland. The conference is designed for ELL and other educators, administrators, service providers and individuals interested in the language acquisition, academic achievement, and socio-cultural and emotional well-being of English learners.

The full-day conference features keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Alan Zwiers, a highly sought after presenter and consultant to school districts throughout the United States regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K-12 subject areas. Following the keynote, there will be concurrent workshop sessions on the topics of language, culture, and identity. The afternoon will feature a double session with Dr. Maria Brisk of the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.  The language sessions will build on the theme of academic language in the content areas. ELL teachers, classroom teachers, and service providers of English learners can follow a strand or mix and match according to interest.  Continental breakfast and lunch buffet are included.  Parking is convenient and free.

For more information, visit http://mlc.portlandschools.org

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