Webinars

Reflecting on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

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What it is:

Presented by: Mary Martin

La Práctica del Dictado

COMING SOON

What it is:

Presented by: Dra. Mónica Lara

Integrating the 7 Steps’ 6 and 7 in Online Learning

                         

What it is:

Sally Barnes describes how to use the 7 Steps’ Step 6 and 7 (Structured Conversations, Structured Reading and Writing) in asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. We will share some specific strategies and activities to keep students engaged and active in the target language. These steps will benefit ALL teachers of language, including LOTE/World Language, ESL/Bilingual, and content teachers of ELs!

Optimizando y Enriqueciendo la Lectoescritura durante la Cuarentena

What it is:

La doctora Morales compartirá algunas actividades e ideas para enriquecer el desarrollo de la lectoescritura en los salones duales y bilingües, en los grados de pre kínder a segundo. Estas actividades incluyen canciones, rimas, trabalenguas y juegos teatrales. La sesión enfatiza el cruce lingüístico y académico en el aula dual, como también la conciencia metalingüística en ambos idiomas.

Supporting Literacy at Home: 7 Steps for Parents

                          

What it is:

Jordan Greer and Natalia Heckman share tips for parents. Jordan, a language coach from Frisco ISD, will join Natalia in a conversation about ways to support literacy at home.

Building Speaking Proficiency During Distance Learning

What it is:

Allison Hand offers tips on how to continue to build our EL students’ Speaking proficiency during distance learning. Whether you are working with students online in a synchronous or asynchronous environment or students do not have access to the internet we will discuss supports to continue building academic vocabulary and oral proficiency with our students.

Conversaciones Matemáticas Utilizando Manipulativos Virtuales

                           

What it is:

Adrián Mendoza compartirá formas de interactuar con manipulativos virtuales que ayudarán a promover conversaciones matematicas a distancia utilizando preguntas estratégicas, fragmentos de oración y visuales. El objetivo de este taller es despertar el interés de los estudiantes en un ambiente de mentalidad de crecimiento matemático.

Fostering Interaction in Online Environments

What it is:

Dr. Stephen Fleenor describes what language-rich student interaction can look like in both synchronous and asynchronous online platforms.  We will explore students’ socio-emotional and linguistic needs in participating in online discussions and how to structure and facilitate these discussions.

Supporting SLIFE During Distance Learning

                            

What it is:

Carol Salva discusses ways to help SLIFE (students with limited or interrupted formal education).  She addresses actions we can take to help these learners find success as we move forward with remote learning.

What is the TExES 190 BTLPT Spanish?

What it is: 

Dr. Morales will share a general overview of the TExES 190 Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish test format, competencies, expectations, and study resources. Listening comprehension (comprensión auditiva), oral expression (expresión oral), reading comprehension (comprensión de lectura), and written expression (expresión escrita) will be emphasized.

3 Easy Steps for Writing Differentiated Academic Stems

                             

What it is:

Join Marcy Voss to learn 3 easy steps for writing differentiated academic sentence stems for students at various levels of English language proficiency. Discover how to incorporate the brick and mortar terms from your lesson objectives into sentence stems so that students practice the academic vocabulary they need to know and understand.  Then learn how to modify the stems to create different stems for students at different language proficiency levels so that all student needs are met.

Writing With Paragraph Frames 

What it is:

Natalia Heckman outlines a blueprint of a writing lesson for English Learners using paragraph frames. We will explore online resources to create compelling assignments for English Learners of all levels. 

Leveraging ELs’ Home Language & Environment During Distance Learning

                            

What it is:

Alyssa Jean, Senior Instructional Content Manager at Ellevation, will join Anna Matis to share free resources to help you adapt research-based strategies for a distance learning environment.  Whether you’re teaching live online classes through Zoom, or working to provide resources to students who don’t have Internet access, this webinar will leave you with actionable steps you can take to support your ELs during this challenging time by leveraging their home language and environment.

Cultivating Relationships with an Online Classroom Community

What it is:

Join Dr. Escalante as we explore how we can maintain and strengthen relationships with students and among students in our online classrooms. Join us for a very positive and practical approach to connecting with students during this time of distance learning. Affirm the positive, build on your strengths and acquire new ideas during this session.

Compelling Social Studies Content for Distance Learning

                            

What it is:

Tina Beene offers tips and resources for generating compelling social studies content in both digital and tech-free formats during distance learning. We will identify some of the challenges educators currently face while focusing on the unexpected opportunities and unique power of this content area to inform and empower students regardless of physical proximity.

Math Conversations Using Virtual Manipulatives

What it is:

Adrian Mendoza will share how to interact with math virtual manipulatives to promote mathematical conversations from a distance using strategic questions, sentence stems, and visuals while encouraging curiosity in a mathematical growth mindset classroom setting.

Better Questions for Deeper Thinking…Online or In Person

                            

What it is:

Nancy Motley, author of Talk, Read, Talk, Write, will discuss three characteristics of questions that prompt students to really develop their thinking about any topic. We will address what makes a “better” question, discuss how to use them online and in person contexts, and provide examples and non-examples.

Putting it All in Perspective for You and Your Students

What it is:

Emails are flying. Text are dinging. You are Zooming, Google chatting, and more. How can we and our students keep it all in perspective? What can we do and keep in mind now to come out stronger in the end?
 
Pamela Broussard is a high school New Arrival Center teacher in Houston, Texas. She has worked nationally and internationally in conflict zones, refugee camps, and immigrant communities. As a Rotary Peace Fellow her studies include working with communities rebuilding after a crisis.  She is a five time Teacher of the Year winner and an HEB Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Supporting ELs’ Writing During Distance Learning

                            

What it is:

Tan Huynh, international educator, will join Valentina Gonzalez to share high impact writing techniques and strategies that support English learners during distance learning. 
 
Tan is an international educator and has taught fifth to eleventh grade English, language development, and soon to teach social studies. He works to translate research into practices and shares them with passionate teachers.

Supporting ELs’ Reading During Distance Learning

What it is:

Tan Huynh, international educator, will join Valentina Gonzalez to share high impact reading techniques and strategies that support English learners during distance learning. 
 
Tan is an international educator and has taught fifth to eleventh grade English, language development, and soon to teach social studies. He works to translate research into practices and shares them with passionate teachers.

Supporting Families of Immigrants & Refugees During Remote Learning

                            

What it is:

Laura Gardner, Founder of Immigrant Connections, Social Worker and Consultant, will join Carol Salva and Valentina Gonzalez to discuss some of the most important considerations as we aim to support Immigrant and Refugee students and their families during this time of social distancing. 

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