Increasing Engagement of High School English Language Learners
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Increasing Engagement of High School English Language Learners
Presented by: Luisa Zimich and Samantha Tomlinson
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session


How can English Language Learners access challenging high school curriculum and increase their classroom engagement?  This interactive session for senior high teachers will focus on effective programming for ELL students in content area courses.  Research-based strategies will be shared including activating/building background knowledge, fostering oral language development, and the use of home language and culture in the classroom. Teachers will leave with practical strategies to use in the classroom.

This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s)

Luisa Zimich and Samantha Tomlinson are both currently Diverse Learning Consultants, English Language Learning for the Calgary Catholic School District. Luisa has taught high school ESL, FSL, French Immersion and Spanish in British Columbia, the Yukon and Alberta.  Samantha has taught K-12 ESL in Japan, K-9 in Alberta. Their work includes providing professional development, support and leadership in effective programming and curriculum implementation for English language learners within their district’s schools, the ESL specialist council of the Alberta Teachers Association, for various immigrant serving agencies and various conventions throughout North America.  

Fee: $15.00

Includes: Light Snacks