July 22:

live pre-con

Valentina Gonzalez


Valuing Multilingual Newcomers' Language & Literacy

Newcomer students join classrooms with assets, traditions, cultures, and lived experiences. How can we capitalize on these to maximize language development and academic success? Let’s talk about powerful and practical ways to validate, honor, and affirm students’ language and literacy even when we don’t speak the languages our students speak.

Audience: grades K-12

Beth Skelton


The ABCs of Working with LTELS:

Students classified as Long-Term English Learners (LTELs) make up an increasing percentage of all secondary English Learners in the United States. This session will provide some concrete strategies that can lift LTELs into higher levels of language proficiency and help them access complex, grade level texts.

Audience: middle and high