Our conference was November 3
at Plymouth State University.
Keynote speakers were Luciana de Oliveira from Purdue University and Diane Carter who teaches ESL at Broad Ripple Magnet School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Luciana de Oliveira’s keynote is Language-based Content Instruction with English Learners. This keynote will present “language-based content instruction,” an approach to content instruction with English Learners based on a linguistic framework. The presenter identifies the linguistic challenges of the content areas of history, mathematics, and science and discusses principles teachers can use in planning instruction for ELs.
Her workshop will be Planning Language-based Content Instruction for English Learners, a continuation of her keynote that will delve deeper into the topic. This workshop focuses on planning content instruction for ELs based on the linguistic challenges of the content areas of history, mathematics, and science. Participants learn specific ways to deconstruct texts with ELs so they can focus on both language and content simultaneously.
Diane Carter will present an afternoon keynote called “In the Groove: Establishing Rapport with Mainstream Faculty and Administrators.” This keynote will focus on better communication with faculty and administrators as well as counselors and social workers.
Please see conference notes from past conferences here: