ELL Collaborative Community
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ELL Collaborative Community
Presented by: Susan Somerville & Jane Gallacher
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

TARGET AUDIENCE: GRADES 1-9 CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND ELL LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Best Practices for Supporting our English Language Learners”

Share and learn about best practices for supporting English Language Learners in the inclusive classroom. Susan Somerville and Jane Gallacher will take the lead in our ELL Collaborative Community this year. This Collaborative Community is for classroom teachers (Grades 1 - 9) as well as ELL leaders in search of ways to support and engage their students and staff.

Nov 19, 2019: Foundational Practices

Join us and work with other Calgary and area educators to deepen your understanding on ways to support ELLs by exploring:

  • principles of second language acquisition
  • the importance of using classroom assessment practices to inform the benchmarks
  • the use of Alberta Education Benchmarks/ “I Can” resources to guide teaching practice
  • general strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas

March 3, 2020: Practical Implementation

Join us and work with other Calgary and area educators to further your understanding on ways to support ELLs by:

  • making content accessible through comprehensible input
  • enhancing lessons/units with language goals and intentional planning
  • incorporating technology into core subject areas
  • using powerful strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas
About the Presenter(s)

Susan Somerville

has been an Instructional Coach for the Golden Hills School Division for the past three years. She also has over 25 years of teaching experience and currently teaches ELLs at the University of Calgary. She has completed her TESL Canada Level 1 certification. Her areas of focus include inclusive education, differentiation and English As a Second Language.  She is passionate about coaching educators and working with students with learning challenges as well as incorporating the use of assistive technology.    
 

Jane Gallacher has been an Educational Consultant/ Registered Psychologist for Golden Hills School Division for the past seventeen years. As part of her role, she was the English as a Second language consultant for the division. She has been a part of the ESL rural symposium since it's inception. Jane has completed her TESL Level 1 certificate and TESOL Separating Difference from Disability course. She is passionate about ensuring ELL students meet their full potential in the school setting.  

Fee: $100.00

Includes: Light Lunch