Multilingual Learner Summit
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All Sessions and Resource Links are Below
PRE-CONFERENCE LIVE CHAT
MLSummit hosts Tan Huynh, Dr. Carol Salva, and Katie Toppel offer DIYpd ideas for USING the MLSummit!
ML Summit founders and facilitators ( and #DIYpd4MLs authors) talking about innovative ways to make the most of the summit! Many ideas were shared including some from special guest Carlota Holder. Check it out to reflect on ways you can take your learning to the next level.
KEYNOTE: Technology and Multilingual Learners: Partnership for Success.
Michelle Shory is a veteran language educator with 25 years of experience in five states. She is currently an instructional lead for digital innovation focusing on multilingual learners in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY, and also works for Eastern Kentucky University and Indiana University Southeast teaching ESL endorsement courses.
Long-Term Success for Experienced Multilingual Learners
SOR and Multilingual Learners: Integrating Structured Literacy and Language
The science of reading (SOR) is a hot topic, but insufficient attention is given to what it means for multilingual learners who are learning to read and write at the same time they are learning to speak and understand the language of instruction. This presentation is intended to bridge the research-to-practice gap by defining what SOR is and is not, addressing what research says about SOR for multilingual learners, and describing classroom applications. Since oral language proficiency is a significant contributor to proficient reading, listening, and speaking skills must be strengthened. In this presentation, ideas for integrating language and literacy using SIOP are presented that support multilingual learners in oral language development. Participants are provided a clear understanding of literacy development for multilingual learners as well as "use-tomorrow" ideas for their own classroom practice.
Supporting Multilingual Learners with Sentence Level Writing
Writing is an important and challenging domain that may present difficulties to Multilingual learners given their unique linguistic needs. As teachers, we are to consider those needs when building writing lessons. In this session, Valentina and Natalia will share practical techniques to support elementary and secondary students at the sentence level that goes beyond word banks. Participants will use sentence level techniques to enhance students' ability to build and communicate ideas.
Valentina Gonzalez is an educational consultant and content creator for Seidlitz Education working with educators across the nation to support English learners. She works with schools and districts to provide professional learning experiences that are tailored to meet the needs of the educators. Valentina specializes in creating presentations that are practical, engaging, and interactive. Valentina started her journey as an educator in 1997 as a third grade language arts teacher in Katy, Texas. She has served as an educator in many capacities since then including teaching second, third, and fourth grades.